A short while back, Christina over at Prince Vince Meets the World tagged me to “List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what they are. They must be songs you are presently enjoying.” I’ve seen this going around on blogs, and it’s interesting to see what people have, if I’ve heard of the songs/artists, and what that tells me about that person. I generally do not take the time to do this type of thing, but since I’m sitting in a hospital room with some time on my hands while Braska gets better, I thought this is as good a task as any. Plus two of them are because of her, so that’s a good place to start.
So here’s the music, and I’ve included links to the lyrics, and these pages have the songs to listen to as well. I’ll start with Braska’s songs.
You Ruined Everything by Jonathan Coulton
This is a song that my husband connected me with during my pregnancy. I liked it immediately, and listened to it alot. It’s a happy song, even though the title might be a bit concerning at first. For me, it summarizes the idea that even though we didn’t “plan” to have this little girl, or any little girl or boy for that matter, life couldn’t have been turned upside down for a better reason. Initially, we just thought it would apply to the adjustments of parenting in general after being set in our ways from being self-centered for all these years of child-free time. After she was born and we were given her diagnosis of Down syndrome/T21, and then complete AV canal, the road immediately in front of me was overwhelming and very lonely-looking. This became my favorite phrase…
Bumps in the road remind us
The worst of the best behind us
Only good things will find us
Me and you
And this one became oh so true…
We’re gonna need more money
I wouldn’t have everything un-ruined if I could.
I’m Your Moon by Jonathan Coulton
This one is really M’s song to our girl. He explains it very well here. But I like it alot as well, and I’ve been listening to it quite a bit lately, so I wanted to include it. It’s supposed to be about poor Pluto getting booted off the planets list…seems a strange thing to write a song about, but in doing so, JC has managed to hit a pretty neat parallel for us in many ways. My favorite phrases of this one are…
We can only be who we are
It doesn’t matter if they don’t understand
Let them think what they like, we’re fine
I will always be right here next to you
I have a tendency to care too much what others think and what is "normal." I'm learning to let go of that more by the hour, and it's a nice kind of freedom.