Friday, September 24, 2010

Blog Carnival...at TherExtras: Seeing and Hearing Angels

Barbara, at TherExtras is hosting a blog carnival: Seeing and Hearing Angels

This was her directive..
Please post about the place of music in the life of your child. And then enter your post in my
Third Annual

Angelic Blog Carnival
 
Ah, music and angels... such a HUGE thing in this household.  I knew when my Jessica came early at 33 1/3 weeks that Angels were at hand-- I knew that Angels had placed two nurses named Jessica, and also the Dr. named Jessica-- I knew it was a sign to call  her Jessica.
When she was young, a mentor Grandma Phyllis's-- told me to play certain music when she napped-- so that she would have a cue, play the music take a nap. Grandma Phylis's was gone from our lives too soon-- she was a force of nature while here on Earth and now that she is gone on to be an Angel--  I miss her much-- but I also know that she is still with me-- I hear her voice in my head telling me what is a good choice and what is a bad choice, when I hear about dear friends' dealing with the pain from fibromylagia I think of Phy... When I see ladies... of a certain age wearing Red Hats with purple flowers I think of Phy... 
 When I see fudge, I think of Phy... she was adopted by a family and one of the last names that she had... was FUDGE...Phy... LOVED chocolate! 
So... yep-- I got some angels who are with us often.
Music...
My dear husband is the singer in the family-- the kids and I enjoy music, but we aren't "good" singers--
I love to use music to lift, or brighten my mood,-- I think music has the ability to change your emotions, to change your perspective. I think music can heal,comfort and also energize.
We use our Ipod with Shane to keep him calm and focused when we need him to stay still...
Because I have a ton of eclectic music on the Ipod-- sometimes Shane isn't very... well calm when he listens to the music-- but he is focused...
One of these days I need to take a short video of him "jammin" to music from my ipod and then see if you can guess the name of the song.
I know that there are songs that will always make me cry-- because of the emotions that they evoke...
When Jessica was on her way to Doernbechers right after birth--
I heard the song by Lonestar  I'm already there--
I knew that Angels and Music were at hand...
 I was 20 something, when my Grandmother Moore passed away I was at work -- I took the phone call in the break room-- I heard the song Friends are Friends forever, by Michael W Smith. and it brings tears to my eyes and I stop and feel that emotion-- I miss her but I also know that when I hear that song... it's her way of letting me know that she is still here with me... perhaps as an Angel?
Music... ah.. I was embarrassed and yet pleased...
 While at an IEP meeting for Shane...
 the staff and I were talking about the music
 that he likes best on my ipod... it wasn't the music I would of chosen-(Queen, 4nonblondes)
- but It was kinda a treat to see that my son did have his own taste in music.
When my daughter was sick with E coli -- I was very pregnant with Shane-- I needed something to help keep me focused on the positive-- my sister in law Danni... brought me a CD of Dave Irish(sorry I can't find a link for this artist)  from her home-- I still have that CD, and now it's on my ipod... Shane was so excited to tell me the other day... "Mom, I  think I like a Christian song... (he's not real fond of my music... it's too slow and calming...) "
I honestly believe that the power of music is almost as much as the power of angels...
And when the Angels and Music work together-- Ah, simple priceless Joy! ...

So,there ya go my submission for the blog carnival at TherExtras...http://www.therextras.com/therextras/
Keep those Angels close by playing some music !

5 comments:

TherExtras said...

Wow, Stacey! You went all out! Thanks so much for entering a post in my carnival! Such a fun way to bring bloggers together!

I'm curious - what was Jessica's nap music? We did the same thing for ours - but at bedtime. Son's was Beethoven's 9th and Teen's was the Nutcracker Suite.

Barbara

K- floortime lite mama said...

oh I loved this post so much
I have to check out some of the songs you have linked up

Fawn said...

Yes, thanks for all the links. I have fond memories of some of those and others are unfamiliar. It will be fun to work through them! :)

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Anonymous said...

Oh my...did you really omit the mention of karaoke here...LOL! Let us not forget to mention how many friends acquired over the years due to music (karaoke). If it wasn't for that you and I would never have met. I love you and here's to Mindy McCready and Linda Ronstadt for getting me out to sing at karaoke so many years ago....LOL! I love you Stace. Me

danette said...

Wow, love all the connections of music and angels in this post :). That song by Lonestar had me in tears...

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