Family Collage

Family Collage
Lots of Love in this Bunch!
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Decide what to be and go be it!

Yesterday after work I made a dashing trip to Mobile in order to purchase decorations and presents for the kiddo's b'day party this weekend. With Mardi Gras festivities taking place in downtown Mobile, I feared most party supply stores would be overflowing with enthusiastic parade-goers and such. To much surprise, however, I was able to zig-zag through traffic, find a great parking spot at Party City, and mark everything off my list in less than thirty-minutes.

So with extra time on my hands, I phoned the BFF's that live in Mobile, Dana and Tarah, and asked if they could join me for a few hours of shopping. Unfortunately, Dana was committed to parental-duties for the night, but Tarah was available to meet. Because it had been over a month since seeing her last, I was thrilled she had not made plans for the evening.

After traumatizing the crowd with our squealing embrace, Tarah and I decided to grab a bite to eat at Chick-fil-A before hittin' the shops. As I scanned the menu (They have the best fries in the world, right?), Tarah reached inside her purse and pulled out an Avett Brothers CD. "This is for you," she said with a sheepish grin on her face. "The best songs are #3 and #5!" This was such a nice surprise as music has always been one of my favorite gifts/happies.

Tarah knows me well! I listened to the CD on my drive home to Millry and quickly fell in love with #3 and #5. I didn't expect the lyrics to stir emotions the way they did, but just as the written word, I was able to step out of the chaos of daily life and reconnect with that which is simple and tranquil. Though the video below doesn't reflect my interpretation of the lyrics, I wanted to share #3 from the CD: Head full of doubt/Road full of promise. My favorite line - Decide what to be and go be it! Have a great weekend, everyone! Love, Tory

7 comments:

  1. Tory, I think you can be anything you decide to be!

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  2. Enjoyed your blog Tory,and love the song! Truth be told life is what we make it, no it won't always be a bed of roses, ( one of my moms' favorite sayings)yes there will be curve balls from time to time as you and I both have experienced in the last couple of years but when the plan comes together, God's plan for each of us it's the right one. I have no doubt that the goals you have set for yourself in life you will achieve, that you will be EVERYTHING that you want to be, and do it with Gods' blessing! Love to you always, Tammy

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  3. Jan - Thank you for checking out my recent post on Head in the Clouds. Your encouraging words are greatly appreciated!

    Tammy - It was so sweet of you to comment on my blog. I can hear your mother saying those words now - so full of wisdom, she certainly was! Love you, too!

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  4. Can't wait to see what happens! Love you and soo proud of you.

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  5. That's a pretty song. And I love the quote you picked out.

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  6. Ah! Love this song :) Way more people should be familiar with the Avett bros. If you haven't heard there song 'I and Love and You', you should.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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