Thursday, September 9, 2010

30 Day Journal. Day 16.

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song
Day 2 - Your Favorite Movie
Day 3 - Your Favorite Television Program
Day 4 - Your Favorite Book
Day 5 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - A photo of you recently
Day 12 - Something you are OCD about
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - My wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Where I live
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - My worst habit
Day 28 - Whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - Hopes,Dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - A dream for the future

I've been rather busy, so my 30 day journal is a few days behind schedule, but I'll just pick up where I left off.  Today is day "16", like I said though, I skipped some days so it's not really my 16th day of doing this.  Anyway, since today is my 16th journal entry I'll post about a song that makes me cry.  

I try not to listen to songs that make me sad.  I try not to watch movies that make me sad.  I like things that make me happy.  As far as music goes I like things to be relaxing and fun to listen to.  That means, for me, I mainly listen to rock.  I do listen to some other genres though, and my "song that makes me cry" is actually a song by one of my favorite artists ever, Stephen Curtis Chapman.  He's a christian musician, and he's really very nice.  My family and I actually got to meet him once when I was a teenager.  I like him, not only for his music, but because he and his family seem like such good people.  I admire them most because they adopted some of their children.  It's a goal of mine too.  I mean, the time has to be right and all, but one day I'll adopt children.  :) 

Anyway, the song of his that makes me cry is 'Yours' from his This Moment album.  It's not an especially sad song.  It doesn't make me cry in a sad way so much as it makes me tear up in a hopeful way.  
The verse that says: 

I walk the dirt roads of Uganda.  
I see the scars the war has left behind.  
Hope like the sun is fading.  
And they're waiting for a cure no one can find.  
I hear children's voices singing of a God who hears and rescues and restores.  
And I'm reminded that every child in Africa is yours.  

That part makes me tear up every time.  But, good grief it makes me want to adopt my kids that much more.  Until then, I'll just keep dreaming and praying about them and trust that it will work out the way it's supposed to.  

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