Thursday, June 17, 2010

Don't Forget to Remember Me

A random praise that's totally unrelated to this topic--the NLC pool is finally open! I now actually hold a steady summer job. Score. This is rejoicing business people.

Thirty Day Challenge update.
Day Sixteen: A song that makes you cry
(completely out of order, please forgive me).
On my way home from Emily's house tonight, this song was playing on shuffle on my iPod. I had just been dorm shopping with Em and Anna, who are such sweethearts, and we were chatting (over cupcakes in downtown Wake Forest, yum!) about what's to come in our lives. How we'll meet our husbands, be in each other's weddings, remain close. It was so refreshing to talk about the chance to start over. A clean slate. But then we got to reflecting on all the fun times we've shared and the struggles we've faced and how we've overcome them. With our moms, our families, and each other. So through that conversation, I got to thinking about these past eighteen years of my life and how much I've been blessed and how those moments put together have shaped who I am. And then this song came on, and I well, started to cry. So my fellow bloggers, here's the lyrics and the link. Enjoy.

18 years had come and gone
For momma they flew by
But for me they drug on and on
We were loading up that Chevy
Both tryin' not to cry
Momma kept on talking
Putting off good-bye
Then she took my hand and said
"Baby don't forget:

Before you hit the highway
You better stop for gas
And there's a 50 in the ashtray
In case you run short on cash
Here's a map and here's a Bible
If you ever lose your way

Just one more thing before you leave
Don't forget to remember me"

This downtown apartment sure makes me miss home
and those bills there on the counter
Keep telling me I'm on my own
And just like every Sunday I called momma up last night
And even when it's not, I tell her everything's all right
Before we hung up I said
"Hey momma, don't forget:

to tell my baby sister I'll see her in the fall
And tell me-maw that I miss her
Yeah, I should give her a call
And make sure you tell Daddy that I'm still his little girl
Yeah I still feel like I'm where I'm supposed to be
Don't forget to remember me"

Tonight I find myself kneeling by the bed to pray
I haven't done this in a while
So I don't know what to say but
Lord, I feel so small sometimes in this big ol' place
Yeah, I know theres more important things, but
Don't forget to remember me

Don't forget to remember me

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