Thursday, September 2, 2010

Take my breath away...

George Strait has a new song... I believe it's called The Breath You Take... Here is the chorus:
Life’s not the breaths you take
The breathing in and out
That gets you through the day
Ain’t what it’s all about
Ya just might miss the point
Try’n to win the race
Life’s not the breaths you take
But the moments that take your breath away...

I got to thinking about this during my drive home the other day... Thinking about those moments that took my breath away... In this song it talks about your baby being born and a parent passing away..
I think for me I get so busy in those important moments that they may not take my breath away initially... but when I think back on them now they still take my breath away... I think about when Ashlyn was born... How she was just crying away and they brought her up to me and I whispered "Mama's here" and she instantly stopped crying... INSTANTLY! Look at the picture(Erik actually got the exact moment on film). I swear she's almost smiling... When I think about that moment my heart stops, I can't breathe, and my eyes well up... at that moment I was TRULY a mother... No going back!

I would think many people felt their wedding day took their breath away. I wish I could say that when I saw my husband-to-be at the end of the aisle I stopped breathing... I might have but it was only because I was smiling so big. I was so relieved and happy and busy that day, but I couldn't stop breathing because that just wasn't on the schedule for the day:o)... When I think about my husband what takes my breath away is how we met... All the little things that went into that day... I jokingly told my roommate that I was going to find the man of my dreams that night... TRUE STORY... We kept asking random guys if they were my prince charming... We left Pow Wow early... who knows why (except that Carrot Top sucked)... We were about to leave the bar and give up on the night when a song we liked came on and we decided to stay for just one more... When I met Erik he asked if he could buy me a drink and I said NO... Not because I wasn't interested but because what I was drinking was expensive and I didn't want him to think I was high maintenance. This was something I never cared about before... why this night did I decide that this guy couldn't buy my Italian Margarita? That night I thought nothing of all the little things (and more) that happened... But now as I look back I can hardly breathe thinking about everything that happened that night to make it so perfect... Everything was so perfectly aligned... and it still is... I truly found my soul mate that night... and that still just takes my breath away..

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