Happy Friday! As you are reading this I am in the process of moving into Belmont University! Since I still wanted to post this week I assigned my mom the task of taking over Friday Favorites this week!
Here is a message from my mom:
“Shaina leaves home for Nashville to go to college this week. I cannot go with her and her dad – so she is letting me pick the songs for this weeks. Some of these songs are related to her, some just bring out emotion in me for other reasons.”
Lee Ann Womack: I Hope You Dance
This song is my “Shaina song”. It came out around the time she was born and It has always been my wish for her. Now that she is leaving for college – heading to Nashville to pursue her dreams… It has never meant more to me then right now.
Miranda Lambert: The House That Built Me
When I hear this song I think of my Mom and I think of the home I grew up in. We moved there when I was 2 and I was in my 30’s when they moved out. It will always be a place that makes me feel nostalgic and safe.
Jo Dee Messina: I’m Alright
Before Shaina was born (when I was struggling to get pregnant with her) I went through a period of depression. I had listened to a speaker talk about connecting to a song to that made you feel “good” and using it to bring up your energy when you were feeling bad. This is the song that did it for me … and it still makes me feel upbeat every time I hear it.
Nashville Cast: Roots And Wings
This one hit a chord with me the first time I heard it on the TV show and like the Lee Ann Womack song above has meaning to me as Shaina leaves this week. There is a quote that used to hang up in my parent’s kitchen “There are two gifts we should give our children. One is roots and the other is wings”. Now is Shaina’s time to fly, but I hope she always knows we will always be here to ground her.
Dixie Chicks: Landslide
When Fleetwood Mac sang it … and then I fell in love again when the Dixie Chicks covered it. I relate to it more now that “I’m getting older too”