Sunday, May 17, 2009

I'm back!

Well we just got back. It is so nice to be home. It was a great trip all in all. Wednesday was the hardest I think. It was the day of the funeral and well lets just say it was REALLY HARD! It is amazing how songs take on a whole new meaning when you are mourning the loss of a loved one. Our uncle was there and was one of the pallbearers with my older brother. It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and there was a light breeze so it couldn't have been better weather wise.

The rest of the trip went really well. We saw old friends that we hadn't seen in a while [over a year or more]. My mom, sister and I went book shopping one afternoon. That was fun. I only bought one book but it was a lot of fun helping my sister carry books, add up how much they would all cost and watch her find books that she really wanted.

One think that I found hard was keeping my thoughts pure and not thinking things that I shouldn't think. But God helped me through it and today I hardly ever thought any of the thoughts. I am glad to be back home in our small town where there is less people.

On our 3 hour trip home today I was listening to the music on my MP3 player and I started really listening to the words of the songs [they were all Christian songs] and it was just amazing. Like so many times I am just listening to music while I am on the internet or in my room doing something but how many times am I really listening to the words that are in the song. They are POWERFUL!!! When you are in a van with six other people and driving down the highway with nothing but rocks, water and trees to look at [and after about 5 seconds you get tired of that ;)] you can just close your eyes and really listen to the music and realize what it means and what the song is saying.

So I challenge you to take the time and really listen to the words in the songs and not just use it to pass the time. Plus don't just listen but APPLY it to your life, if of course you are listening to good music with a good message :)

Anyways I have to go now. Lots of things to catch up on and I have to unpack.


1 comment:

  1. Oooo, I can't wait until I can listen to some songs! Good idea!!! I know what I'll be doing tonight! *she says as she listens to K's music on her blog* =-)
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love you sista! <3