My SIL (Mama Cassie) has been trying to get me to start Monday Listicles. I have been working hard on getting my page updated. Cassie was chosen by Stasha herself to choose this weeks topic, so I thought that I would give this a try.
10 Song “Memories”
1. The year I was born 1983: “Faithfully” By: Journey. Journey is one of my favorite artists. Their music is great, compared to what is out there these days. Journey is so old school that it doesn’t matter how old I get, I still listen to their music.
2. My little sister Emily & I used to ride on the vaccum and run around the house while our mom was cleaning when we were younger to “We Built This City” By: Jefferson Starship. Yes, I said ride on the vaccum. This was one of our favorite things we did as kids.
3. The song my mother used to sing to me as a child: “My Favorite Things” By: Maria (The Sound Of Music Soundtrack) I remember like it was yesterday. The sound of her gentle yet blissful pitch, the softness in her voice, whenever I was going to bed, or just down and out she would sooth me by singing this song.
4. Another song that was sang around the house during cleaning was, “Sara” By: Jefferson Starship. I remember my mom always having a beautiful voice when she sang. I always loved hearing her sing this one.
5. Graduating Class of 2001, Pearce High School Richardson, Texas, pep-rallies we always sang: “Build Me Up Buttercup” By: The Foundations. When this song came on it the whole gymnasium would go crazy and sing this song. I miss these times of high school.
6. The longest commitment I have had the honor and pleasure of is joining the United States Army. I deployed to Iraq in 2004-2005 and still to this day I get all teary eyed when I hear. “GOD Bless the USA” By: Lee Greenwood. I will keep this short, but the day I had to say good-bye to my dad, seeing him cry, not knowing what was ahead of me or if I was coming home was the hardest moment in my life so far. This song makes me respect what America is all about & what I fight for.
7. The second song pertaining to my military career, hitting deep to my Texas roots is “American Soldier” By: Toby Keith. This song was played as I walked back on to the parade field returning from my first deployment to Iraq. I spotted my dad right away and when released gave him the biggest hug I could have ever given him. As his only daughter returning home from war at 21 years old I’m sure he was relieved for me to be home.
8. While I was in Iraq 2004-2005, I was out on the airfield that we were building, I was tieing rebar constructing the support structure before we started pouring in the concrete, we had the AFN (American Military supported radio) on. A song that my dad used to sing in the car came on, “The Joker” By: Steve Miller Band came on. This made me miss home so much, this made me miss my dad. Given everything that man has done for me in my life, I missed him more than I ever had. The next time I had the chance I gave him a call and told him that when that song came on, I started acting like a crazy loon, singing and dancing to that song. He just sat there for a minute, and then told me he loved me and missed my crazy little butt so much.
9. Because I love me some country music, Carrie Underwood is one of my favorite songs artists. Her music has inspired me but I am that person that can tell a story by music. I can’t write and I can barely remember all the words to songs, but if one touches me the most it would have to be “Wheel Of The World“, this one is extra special to me. When Ashley’s dad, the late Rev. Ronald Skidmore, passed away, I wanted more than anything to sing this song at his funeral. But knowing that I would not be able to keep my composure or the words to the song, I didn’t. This song has taught me that no matter what is happening to someone, GOD has the plan. When Ron finally passes away last year, the song that kept playing in my head was this song and in my car. I still cry when I hear this song, he was a fan of Carrie’s too.
10. The day I got married I woke up with all my girls in the house and was laying in bed just thinking about what needed to happen that day, so that everything would run smoothly. My mom flew in from Arizona to be there on my special day. As I laid in bed that morning I turned on the TV to CMT (Country Music Television) and Carrie Underwood’s “Mama” came on right as my mom was crawling in bed with me to speak her encouraging words of wisdom. This song had me in tears yet again just because I was marrying my best friend later that day and how happy my mom was for me. As I tried to gather myself all I could think about is how this song was relevant to my wedding day with my mom being there with me.
I really thank everyone in my life for giving me these wonderful memories to 10 songs. I thought this would have been harder than it was. Thank you Mama Cassie for getting me involved in Monday Listicles. .
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