Challenge: Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you?
Twist: You’ll commit to a writing practice. The frequency and the amount of time you choose to spend today — and moving forward — are up to you, but we recommend a minimum of fifteen uninterrupted minutes per day.
1) Somebody’s Hero By Jamie O’Neal
As I listen to this song start to play, tears are already streaming down my face. Since I first heard this song place on the radio, it has made me cry uncontrollably. This is one of the first songs to make me really feel a strong kind of emotion. Every since I was little my mother has been my hero. These days I can even hear the first four bars of the song without being misty eyed. My mother is my hero. She had me when she was 18. She ended her teenage years with me in her arms. Though my mother and I haven’t always seen eye to eye, we have always been close. She is the kind of mother that would do anything for her babies. She was a stay-at-home mom when she could be. However when she needed to, she went to work so her babies wouldn’t go hungry. There was a time where we were “hotdogs and spaghetti poor” and we never knew it at the time. Even when my parents divorced when I was 20, she kept her heard up and kept on going. My mother has the strength equivalent to a Mother Teresa. I think it still makes her sad her marriage didn’t work. I mean, it was one of those marriages where it was really inevitable. They were just two different people. I stand here typing this and wish I can be half the mother was to me to my own children.
2) Fucking Perfect by P!nk
You ever here that song you could have ever written yourself. this is mine. if you watch the video , it like watching my life on film. From a small age, I have always felt different and alone. I was the target of bullies my whole life. I remember being in first grade and not having any friends. It continued on throughout the years. My parents fought almost all the time. I had finally by my senior year of high school had enough. I couldn’t do it anymore. I just wanted to end it all. Then by some miracle, fate intervened. After a couple of crappy relationships, I found true love. Then I found the joy in my life known as my children. I have this overwhelming fear that they will go through what I had went through. I want them to know that lesson that took so long for me to learn. What you think of yourself is all that really matters. As long as you are true and confident of yourself, the right people will come to you. I want them to always to remember to me, they are fucking perfect!
3) All Your Life by The Band Perry
My husband is my husband for a reason. He is the only man who finally understood what I really wanted in life. He understood that I didn’t care about money or status. It wasn’t about what he could buy me or where he could take me. I just wanted a man who wanted my heart always and forever no matter what. I just wanted to be love truly as is,without any filters or hesitations. I wanted a man who wanted to stand beside me, not in front of or behind me. I wanted who wanted all my love not just a part of it. I am a person who loves with all of their heart and soul. It can be too much for some people. He drank it up like the sun and gave it right back to me.
These are my three songs. They have deep and personal meaning to me. They are a representation of my soul. Honestly I could list more songs that have meaning to me. Songs are my therapy. I could really make a playlist of my life. Hmmm maybe a future post topic. We will have to see.