Friday, June 12, 2009

Our Soundtrack

I was sitting in my bed this morning listening to the boys...beyond the walls of my silent, peaceful sanctuary...playing, laughing, singing, simply making noise for the sake of filling up empty space, and I thought this must be the soundtrack of our family. I have never purchased a movie soundtrack CD due to the fact I always considered them a compilation of meaningless background music, but really when you think about it, it's the background music that makes a movie. So I guess the humming while coloring, high fives and woo hoos after completing a trick on their scooters, the laughter, the music and even the crying make up our soundtrack. I have found that when the boys are at their dads, and the house is completely silent, I miss the noise. Perhaps I have lived around it for so long, I am comforted by the familiar sounds. In fact, the first thing I do in the morning is turn on music. It reminds me of my mother barefoot, dancing to the Bee Gees when I was little. I loved watching her...

The soundtrack of a family is forever changing as it's members grow and change as a result of life experiences, and no two families have exactly the same one. How exciting and romantic at the same time to realize we have the ability to create our own for our families. It's funny how simply tuning into the sounds in my home are a reminder of how truly blessed I am to be right "where" I am...

3 comments:

Spencer Family 6 said...

SO true! That is an excellent way to think about "life" as a mom! Thanks:)

Michelle Harmon said...

That gave me goosebumps!! I love my soundtrack these days too...baby cooing, baby crying, listening to Brandon talk in a sweet daddy voice to Addie....our soundtrack is a constant reminder of how blessed I am right where I am right now too. Love ya and love this post. :-)

Sharon said...

This is so sweet Allison...I saw your blog on Michelle's and had to add it;) Happy Summer!

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Our Soundtrack

I was sitting in my bed this morning listening to the boys...beyond the walls of my silent, peaceful sanctuary...playing, laughing, singing, simply making noise for the sake of filling up empty space, and I thought this must be the soundtrack of our family. I have never purchased a movie soundtrack CD due to the fact I always considered them a compilation of meaningless background music, but really when you think about it, it's the background music that makes a movie. So I guess the humming while coloring, high fives and woo hoos after completing a trick on their scooters, the laughter, the music and even the crying make up our soundtrack. I have found that when the boys are at their dads, and the house is completely silent, I miss the noise. Perhaps I have lived around it for so long, I am comforted by the familiar sounds. In fact, the first thing I do in the morning is turn on music. It reminds me of my mother barefoot, dancing to the Bee Gees when I was little. I loved watching her...

The soundtrack of a family is forever changing as it's members grow and change as a result of life experiences, and no two families have exactly the same one. How exciting and romantic at the same time to realize we have the ability to create our own for our families. It's funny how simply tuning into the sounds in my home are a reminder of how truly blessed I am to be right "where" I am...

3 comments:

Spencer Family 6 said...

SO true! That is an excellent way to think about "life" as a mom! Thanks:)

Michelle Harmon said...

That gave me goosebumps!! I love my soundtrack these days too...baby cooing, baby crying, listening to Brandon talk in a sweet daddy voice to Addie....our soundtrack is a constant reminder of how blessed I am right where I am right now too. Love ya and love this post. :-)

Sharon said...

This is so sweet Allison...I saw your blog on Michelle's and had to add it;) Happy Summer!