Have you ever asked Siri to do something for you while driving? To call someone, play a song, etc. and it isn’t even remotely correct. This happened to me recently when I wanted to hear one of Josh’s favorite Christmas songs.
Me: "Siri, play, Christmas Must Be Tonight by the Band.”
Siri: "Ok. Now playing, Turn Out the Light and Love Me Tonight by Don Williams.”
Yeah, so, there are only two words in the song titles that are the same. The scenario, in many ways, seemed to symbolize of my life this year, where I hoped for a different outcome than what happened.
But since I was already there, I thought, “Why not listen to this song and see what it is.” Maybe, it’s my country roots or going to Branson too much as a kid, but I found myself easily singing along with this love song about cuddling up with someone.
The first few line started with feelings I can relate to now,
“I've been lonesome, I've been empty, I got an achin,’ way down inside . . .”
Quickly, the lyrics turned to sappy and sweet as the artist sang about what it would be like to have someone to cozy up with. Surprisingly, I wasn’t a mess of tears but the song made me want to encourage so many of you out there who do have someone to cozy up with this season – to remind you to not miss the chance.
Not in an effort to use my story to guilt you into loving your spouse or loved one more, but rather to remind you to not take your relationships for granted. Each moment is special and God-given. Each relationship is special and God-given.
Josh and I had a wonderful relationship because we made time to talk, share and be intentional. We spent many nights hibernating together with the lights down low, listening to music, watching TV and talking. These memories are so special and greater to or equal than some of our best nights out.
Your marriage and relationships are important too and being intentional about the simplest things will make your relationships stronger.
My challenge for you this season and as you head into 2020, is to make time for a quiet evening together. If it’s been a while since you just snuggled up and relaxed together, make time for just you two. Take a break from the busy noise around you and relax and love each other. In the words of Don Williams:
“Turn off the T.V.
Put on some music
Pull down the shade
Turn out the light
And love me tonight
Don't think about tomorrow
It don't matter any more
We can turn the key
And lock the world outside the door.”
Side bar: If you hibernate too often, maybe it’s time to change it up and plan a nice night out to your favorite restaurant or a new one! And if you are local and need a free baby sitter, call me, I'd love to help you invest into your relationship.
Enjoy the songs below:
Hi! It's Jenn Brown, writing my story that is now slightly different as we enter a season of new grief. On September 30, 2019, my dear husband Josh passed away after battling brain cancer.