Ok, time for another edition of Five Question Friday!
1. Do you know how to play a musical instrument?
In the 6th grade I played the flute. I was very proud of myself for being able to play the intro to "Stairway to Heaven." I also played a mean "Hot Cross Buns."
2. What is your pet peeve while driving?
Oh, well there are so many. I do live in Southern California, after all. Probably my BIGGEST pet peeve is when people don't use that little stick thingy on the side of the steering wheel. What's is called again? It makes this ticking noise...oh yeah! A freakin signal! Use it people!
3. Would you rather have a housekeeper or unlimited spa services?
Ok, this is a tough one...first I thought definitely take the spa services, because then I could always go for a massage after doing all that housework. Then I thought, no, the housekeeping, because then I would have time for the massages. But then I decided I want both. Can't I just give up a kidney or something?
4. Is there a song that you hear that will take you back to the moment, like a junior high or high school dance?
There are so many songs. Probably 75% of what I hear on the radio will take my back to some time in my life. "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi is probably the one that sticks out the most in my mind as a song that I remember tying in with a specific moment. It doesn't really matter why. Let's just say I should've listened to it a little closer.
5. What song best represents your life right now?
This is an easy one. There is one song that I have said for a while now is my favorite song, because of how it touches my heart, and reminds me to appreciate all that I have been given. My life is a blessing, the pain the hurt, the anger, the bitterness, the joy, the love, the promise.
"Blessed the Broken Road"
by Rascal Flatts
Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
These lyrics ring true for me every day. Looking at my son, I think of all the heartache that led to him being a permanent part of my life, and I wouldn't trade it for a second. I know that all of those things that happened, the loss and the heartache, helped to get me to the person I am today. When I think of Rick, I think of all the lousy, abusive men I've dated, and know that he is so different. I know that those experiences help me to truly appreciate the wonderful man that he is. Don't get me wrong, sometimes bad things really do just happen, but so many of the things that break our hearts, are blessings. Blessings that God places in our path to help us to see the beauty of what we do have, and to appreciate the road we've taken once we reach our destination.