Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Drive down memory lane

You can listen to "our song" if you click here. A sappy love song Don played for me when we were dating for a couple months and we hadn't yet said the big three words.

My mom came over and watched the boys while I got my hair done. I took her car just in case she needed to go somewhere, she would have the carseats.
As I was getting ready to leave, the boys started getting really cranky. Just flat out, everyone is crying as loud as they can, tears are falling, cry. This happened last time, too and I just ran out the door all stressed and felt bad later that I didn't take the time to give them the extra hugs that they obviously needed. So today, even though time was crunched, I sat down on the living room floor and tried reading a book out loud to distract them. Slowly, one by one they got a bit interested until there were no longer tears or cries and my mom took them to sit them down for lunch as I walked out the door. It had been so bad that as I walked to the car, my shoulders and neck still held the tension from all their crying.

After my hair cut and back in the car, I turn on the radio. I realize what a novelty this is. To turn the radio on and decide what I want to listen to. In my car, there's a favorite CD that goes on when the kids music is not on. Since I didn't have that with me, on came the music from a country station. Almost immediately, our wedding song came on. It has probably been almost a year or more since I have heard this song. I almost started squealing like a teenage girl. While I was at a red light, I had literally closed my eyes and I could picture us at our dance lessons and later at our wedding dancing to it. I just really listened to the lyrics and sang along.

When You Say Nothing At All (Alison Krauss)

It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word you can light up the dark
Try as I may I could never explain
What I hear when you don't say a thing

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all

All day long I can hear people talking out loud
But when you hold me near, you drown out the crowd
Old Mr. Webster could never define
What's being said between your heart and mine

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all



I have resolved to get back to showing how much I love him by not just saying it all the time, but to start showing all the actions again. It has been so easy to forget the hand holding (who has extra hands these days?) bed time toe touching (now we just get comfy in our dead tiredness and go to sleep) and the cuddling on the couch (Could be because for the past year we have been on the floor with the boys). All this aside, now that I am aware and gaga'd over our song again, I am excited to cuddle a bit when he gets home.

5 comments:

Cathy said...

I absolutely love that song, but never heard this version. I fell in love with it watching Nottinghill. Must have been nice to put in your favorite CD, I have to be reminded by someone on the phone that I am STILL listening to kids music/movie.

JenMom said...

Sweet post. I have had similar little reminders lately--and they have also involved music. Have fun cuddling with and appreciating your sweet man! :-)

JenMom said...

I just saw the oompa loompa costumes...incredible. You are so talented and they look awesome! I am really impressed!

Erickson 5 said...

I am visiting your Blog from "Lots of Scotts". This is the song my husband and I danced to at our wedding too. What a great reminder to me to pay a little more attention to him and sneak a few more hugs and kisses. What a great song! Thanks for sharing.

McNamara said...

Laura,
Funny thing is we all experience this type of stuff. My kids are twenty months apart and it's still hard for me to leave the house without the tears and tantrums. then when I get home they verbally tell me that they cried for me while I was gone, talk about heart wrenching!
And I completely understand how you and Don feel, it's a miracle if Joe and I even go to bed at the same time these days.
But we wouldn't trade it for the world!
Can't wait to see you in six weeks.
Love you!