There’s a new blog challenge going on in town and Sue Vincent invited Sally Cronin to this challenge, then Sally invited me to participate, and then Sue invited me too on Day 3 of her challenge! It’s a musical challenge. Do visit both Sally and Sue’s musical challenge posts and have a look at their beautiful song choices.
The challenge is titled: Music that Means Something to you
The challenge rules are: to post a song (video) a day for five days and what the songs means to you, name of the song, and to challenge one or two other bloggers each day.
Well, as time is short for me these days, I choose not to post for five days, but to post two songs here today one for each challenge I’ve been invited to participate in.
These two songs hold great meaning for me. And as always, I invite any of you here to join in this challenge and post your own songs which have deep meaning for you. And if you do, please leave me a link in comments here, or ping me back so I can visit!
I’m a romantic at heart and since I was a child, always loved all the ‘mushy’ love songs. When I was in my twenties I fell in love with the beautiful, voice of Luther Vandross. I had many favorite songs sung by him, but one in particular always resonated with me, So Amazing, because not only his smooth, romantic, passionate voice moved me, but the lyrics are about a love song that speaks about finally finding a true love. At that time in my life, I had yet to find my true love but the song had me dreaming of that one day that I might.
When I finally did get married, I chose this song as my ‘untraditional’ song to walk down the aisle to, The lyrics begin:
Lyrics can be read here: http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/118330/
The second song that holds a treasured place in my heart is What a Wonderful World, sung by Louis Armstrong.
This song takes me back to my childhood. I’m not quite sure of why this particular song out of so many always reminds me of when I was a little girl riding in the car with my dad. I’m not sure if it was the melody or the lyrics, but I do know that whenever I’d hear the song it brought me fond memories of the special times I’d spent with my father.
Fast forward to 2006, the day I found out the devastating news that I had a tumor on my heart, I had just returned home after having the echo cardiagram on my heart and receiving the diagnosis. I was petrified, still in shock, trying to figure out how I would tell my husband, while wondering at the same conflicting moment, if I was going to die.
Instinctively, I’d turned on the radio to help sooth my jangled nerves and the song that played was What a Wonderful World. Something within me just knew in that moment that my father was around to comfort me and I knew I was going to be alright. Many more times through the years, particularly in difficult times, I will hear that song come on at a most needed moment. For me, it’s a visit from my dad, always letting me know he’s still around.
Lyrics can be read here: