I am in love with this song by Alicia Keys. I know, it’s not new. But I’ve been listening to it all the time lately and I love it. I love the lyrics, I love her voice, I love the beat.
Take a look…
I’m feeling a little protective of my family these days. We just had major tornadoes rip through this area and they just missed us. My sister’s friend’s sister (got that?) and her son were killed by the tornadoes…and they live about 20 minutes away from here. It hit the town where I grew up pretty badly. Somehow, it went right around our town. But it could have just as easily been us. From all the reports I’ve been reading, it sounds as though many people were asleep and weren’t able to hear the sirens so they could take shelter. It’s just so heartbreaking…and another reminder of how precious life is.
I feel as though my little family of five fits so well together. We were out to dinner last night to celebrate my MIL’s retirment and I was sitting with the kids and just marveling at how well my kids get along and behave. Now don’t get me wrong, they argue and fight. But not very often. The boys are best buddies; they include their sister; they love each other. Olivia gets the boys laughing, she gives them kisses, she reminds them that it’s ok to be loving and sweet even though they’re boys. They’re all respectful to Matt and I…they’re just sweet and all-around good kids. When I listen to this song, I think of my family; I think of how perfectly we were all put together and how wrong it would be if we were ever separated.
We’re in this together, all 5 of us work to make it better and no one can ever get in the way of what I’m feeling.
I’m so very thankful for my precious little family.
The tragedy of the tornadoes has been so hard for me to take in too. Hitting so close to home makes a person feel it more personally I suppose. I am so broken for those that experienced loss, either over a loved one or their house. Such hard grief to bear. I rejoice that you ones are okay.
This song Mike listened to frequently when I was pregnant with Cayman after we received her diagnosis. Normally he has the kind of impatience when listening to music that he mostly scans through songs, listening to them for a few minutes each. This one, he put on repeat. It seemed to comfort him.
Kristen that is so sweet!! Make sure Mike cranks it up today…especially after your scare last night!! 🙂
Love, love, love this song.
So glad you guys are safe. I was thinking of you when I heard the news. So scary. Praying for your sister’s friend’s family.
I’m sorry to hear about your sisters friends sister’s family.
I have friends in Lake Township and was horrified to hear that a tornado went down her street.
I’m praying for all involved.
I’m so sorry, Tiffany! Is there anything they need? Can I do anything for them?
I’m glad you are safe. Please let me know if there’s anything I can donate.
I know how you feel! I’ve been holding my boys so much closer since Saturday. I don’t know where I’d be without my family. A dear friend of mine was friends with the woman who died in Milberry. It makes it all way too close to home.
I love this song and will crank it way up and think of you too:)
happened to come across your blog and started to read it… I grew up in Toledo and had friends who went to Lake… Hearing about the tornados and the amount of damage that happened broke my heart….
What a lucky girl you are for what you have and even luckier for realizing it! Praying for those less fortunate.