I got a new cell phone over the holidays, but that is not what this post is all about. With my phone (which was free!) I was able to download all of Taylor Swift's albums (also free!). And I have been listening to them like crazy.
I knew all of her songs that were on the radio, but while listening to her new album I found a new song that I feel is pretty profound (well part of the lyric is anyway).
From her song Never Grow Up:
Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room
Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home
Remember the footsteps, remember the words said
And all your little brother's favorite songs
I just realized everything I have
Is someday gonna be gone
Does that resonate with anyone else right now? Is anyone ever ready to "grow up"? I feel like with all the things my family has been going though lately it just really spoke to me. I am so blessed to have three of my grandparents and both my parents and my in-laws around me. With my mother-in-laws surgery and her soon-to-start cancer treatment, it gave me a big dose of reality - Everything changes and everyone that surrounds me right now with love will someday be gone from this world. It lightens the burden though to know that someday I will see them all again. There will be many tears and a lot of patience until that day (and patience is NOT one of my virtues) but it will come!
And as for growing up, it might be inevitable that things get complicated and that you get hurt by others, but you also get to experience love and kindness from others as well as being able to share your own love and kindness! So be sure to live today and hug your loved ones a few extra times. Appreciate what you do have and what you will have one day!