Thursday, November 22, 2007

Truly Thankful

Before I get into my story I thought I would do a shameless plug - for my turkey! It was perfect! First time ever baking a turkey - first time doing all of thanksgiving dinner~ I will brag a bit it was great. I was nervous but all turned out well.


Most of you that read this know what Derrick and I have been through over the past few years, so I won't go into details on what has happened to us. I will tell you a quick story. I don't get emotional over songs hardly ever. Yesterday though I heard a song and it brought me into a bit of an emotional meltdown, not in a bad way but one of thankfulness.
Are you truly thankful for the people in your life? Until you almost lose someone it is sometimes hard to understand what that means. Personally I never "got it" until I almost lost loved ones.

In the middle of the song, I got a flash back to Derrick in the hospital in a coma and the Dr's telling me only time will tell if he wakes up and then we would have to see what he would be like, when and if he did wake up.

Yesterday (while listening to a song) tears came to my eyes and I had a bit of a meltdown of just how thankful I am to have Derrick alive, happy healthy and walking around! (My kids too!) Are you truly thankful the people in your life? As I have said a million times life can change in an instant, be thankful for what you have right now!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is the song I was listening to:

Johnnys daddy was taking him fishin
When he was eight years old
A little girl came through the front gate holdin a fishing pole
His dad looked down and smiled, said we cant leave her behind
Son I know you dont want her to go but someday youll change your mind
And johnny said take jimmy johnson, take tommy thompson, take my best friend bo
Take anybody that you want as long as she dont go
Take any boy in the world
Daddy please dont take the girl

Same old boy
Same sweet girl
Ten years down the road
He held her tight and kissed her lips
In front of the picture show
Stranger came and pulled a gun
Grabbed her by the arm said if you do what I tell you to, there wont be any harm
And johnny said take my money, take my wallet, take my credit cards
Heres the watch that my grandpa gave me
Heres the key to my car
Mister give it a whirl
But please dont take the girl

Same old boy
Same sweet girl
Five years down the road
Theres going to be a little one and she says its time to go
Doctor says the babys fine but youll have to leave
cause his mommas fading fast and johnny hit his knees and there he prayed
Take the very breath you gave me
Take the heart from my chest
Ill gladly take her place if youll let me
Make this my last request
Take me out of this world
God, please dont take the girl

Johnnys daddy
Was taking him fishin
When he was eight years old


1 comment:

Marcie said...

Yummy! ( I had to go and look up the song on iTunes. I don't listen to country much, but James does so I'll ask him about it!)
Songs make me cry like no other! And silly songs make me cry, like that Christmas Shoes one? UGH! I know she's going to die soon and I know how the song ends, but DARN IT ALL that I'm not a sobbing mess at the end of it.
Ok wait, I probably shouldn't have said that out loud. did I mention my secret obsession with christmas songs?? Yeah, my radio is SO turned to Warm106.9 from Thanksgiving to New Years.