I cried the other night listening to McCain's concession and Obama's winning speech. I think many of you did, too, because they were indeed most touching/moving speeches of all time. Listening to their speeches made me realize that we still have a long road ahead, but also it is very hopeful. When Ju Ju woke up the next morning, the first thing she asked me was who won the election. She has no idea what the president really means, but she wanted to know. So, I told her Barack Obama won. Ju Ju said, "Oh, so Brack Obaa~ma is president??" (her eyes rolled really big!!) I answered, "yes, he will be our next president."
On different note (although this is related to everything on this post), at dinner table, we play music. No TV, just music. I usually play old songs (Singers and Standars), so that we can relax and enjoy conversations. I love watching my girls eat and talk while listening to the music I was raised with. My father owns thousands of vinyl records and grew up listening to the music he loves. I'm so grateful for that. Jazz, R&R, R&B, you name it, my dad would play them for you...
I love TV of course, but I know I could live without it. But music? I can not live without it.
Anyway, after dinner last night, we were still listening to music (we play either my ipod or JT's) and Time after time by Cindy Lauper started to play(the video is so old and wouldn't do any justice cuz it's in 80's, but I love this song!!). Oh boy, I always cry when I listen to this song. I don't know why, but I get emotional with this song. And looking at my girls listening to it? Forget it. I could not stop crying. I think it had to do a lot with the election, Obama winning agaist many odds and thinking about my daughters' future did it to me. Deep inside, I think I am nervous and anxious about our future; what kind of a world we are living now and how it will be in many years to come. I want to provide best for my daughters and their future. I am hopeful and thankful that I have them in my life. I am a one lucky Mama! And I hope I can give my girls the best and what they deserve for. So I decided to play and dance with my hubs and my girls to all the songs that I loved listening grwoing up last night. Today, I decided to post some of them on here to share with you, my friends. Music is a wonderful medicine. It always brings good old memories....
True Colors by Phil Collins (original by Cindy Lauper): I used this song for the slideshow we did for my wedding reception.
YouTube wouldn't let her original video embeded, so I had to use semi okay version of "Time after time"
I was in 5th grade when this song came out: I was obessed with it. I don't know why. The video is kind of cheesy if you think now, but it was hot at the time. I still love the song!