December 11: My Soundtrack for 2018

Day 11

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” -Bob Marley

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” -Victor Hugo

“Where words leave off, music begins.” -Heinrich Heine

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” -Johnny Depp

 

I love music. Music has a way of speaking the words you aren’t ready to say aloud. Sometimes a song lets you know how you feel before you even know how you feel. ❤ Some of the best music comes from soundtracks for the movies. Purple Rain, The Bodyguard, O’ Brother Where Art Thou, and The Breakfast Club to name just a few. Some movies just wouldn’t be the same without the music conveying the emotions of the characters and the plot so vividly and beautifully. So that got me to thinking…what would the soundtrack to 2018 be for me? Would it cover the gamut of emotions like a good movie? Have the laughs, the tears, the fast beat, followed by a slow lead up to the grand finale of an electric guitar? Let’s find out…

**Warning** My taste in music is very eclectic. I am all over the place depending on my mood. ❤ 🙂 ❤

January

New Years 2018. A time of new beginnings, looking ahead and praying the new year will bring you nothing but blessings and joy. I began 2018 just like everyone else, looking forward to the new year. 2018 was going to mean some good things to me. Paying off our truck, Sagan would turn 2, Nikola would turn 5, and Nikola would start pre-k. I was still hopeful in January.

Seasons of Love from the Broadway show Rent.

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear.
five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes.
How do you measure,
Measure a year?

In daylights?
In sunsets?
In midnights?
In cups of coffee?
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife?

Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves

This Will Be Our Year by The Zombies

 

February

Still feeling the love and hopefulness of the new year. February brings Valentine’s Day! My little boys made me sweet little Valentine cards. ❤

My Funny Valentine by Chet Baker

All of Me by John Legend

Everything I Do (I Do It For You) by Bryan Adams

 

March

My husband and I celebrate 5 years of marriage!!

Let Me Down Easy by Billy Currington (OUR SONG!) 

The Rest Of Our Life by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

There’s one thing I should be killing off and giving up now
And that’s worryin’ about life
Oh, I’ll be fine
If one gray hair shows, I’ll be fine
If my waistline grows, I’ll be fine
Even if time takes its toll
We’ll stay young for the rest of our lives.

What you listen to

April

April brings Spring. 🙂

April Come She Will by Simon & Garfunkel

You Must Believe In Spring by Barbara Streisand

 

May

My youngest, Sagan, turns 2. Time needs to slow down. He is growing too fast.

Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) by John Lennon 

Your Gonna Miss This By Trace Adkins

You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this.

 

June

My world starts to slowly fall apart. My family is breaking up. My parents are separating after 29 years. I start seeing signs of anxiety and panic attacks. But I keep it all pushed down inside.

Chasing Pavements by Adele

Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur

Too Good At Goodbyes by Sam Smith 

Music is everything

July

My world fell apart. 😦 My parents are getting divorced. I’m shattered.

Starting Over Again by Reba McEntire

Bringin’ On The Heartbreak by Def Leppard

Family by Toby Mac

August

Nikola starting school this month really has me thinking about how quickly time is passing.

Don’t Blink by Kenny Chesney

Boy by Lee Brice

Five More Minutes by Scotty McCreery

September

Starting to get my life back, little by little.

I’m Movin’ On by Rascal Flatts

Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi

Fight Song By Rachel Platten

Piano

October

Nikola turns 5!! Halloween!! ❤

Ghostbusters by Ray Parker, Jr. 

This song was played consistently this month in our home. Sagan asked to hear it every single morning.

Thriller by Michael Jackson

Happy Birthday To You by New Kids on the Block

November

I have been on anti-anxiety medication almost 4 months and I have really started praying and working on my relationship with Christ. I’m starting to understand that if I place my foundation on something higher than family and friends then I will have the strength to get through anything.

Thy Will Be Done by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

The Proof Of Your Love by For King & Country 

Just Be Held by Casting Crowns

December

Christmas!! My favorite time of year! I am starting to feel like myself again. Little by little. I pray that 2019 will be a little easier on me.

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree by MercyMe

Noel by Chris Tomlin & Lauren Daigle

Joy by For King & Country

Oh, hear my prayer tonight, I’m singing to the sky
Give me strength to raise my voice, let me testify
Oh, hear my prayer tonight, ’cause this is do or die
The time has come to make a choice
And I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move you, let it move you
Yeah, I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move, let it move you
❤ ❤ ❤

microphone

What would be your soundtrack for 2018?

“For unto us a child is born, unto us, a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6

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