Although the above title isn't correct grammar (as I'm sure a lot of the phrases in my posts are not as well), it reminds me of some good things both cognizant and immediate.
That particular song is by none other than the band the Eagles, and while this means absolutely nothing to any of you, it means a lot to me. The Eagles were just one of the many groups my family and I would listen to while driving sometimes across the country to visit family or simply to go to Disneyland! Among this set list of artists were Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, The Beatles, and Billy Joel. Just about every time I hear Tim McGraw's song "Somebody Must Be Prayin' for Me" or Kenny Chesney's "That's Why I'm Here" they bring back memories of driving through the mountains of Colorado and yelling until we reached the end of a tunnel and sneaking breaths so that I could last the longest.
I miss those days now that I realize that my life will never be the same. I'm an adult in college and living on my own. Without my parents. Without my brothers. It makes me really sad to think about how much I miss at home not being there for my brother Grant's first school football game or my brother Garrett's first audition for the high school musical. And at the same time, it makes me incredibly thankful for all that my family is blessed with.
I will admit that for a long time I was far from the perfect child. I would tell my mom that I was going to call CPS every time I didn't get my way and would subsequently get spanked- for being too smart, I think. I do think I made a very decent effort to appreciate my parents in my last few years at home. I just wish that I could fly home for the small things like auditions and football game but unlike my roommates, I don't live two hours away which probably for the best. I have to be resourceful and ask for things that I can't get from my parents from other people. I have to keep track of my own busy schedule and be on time to church. I also have to decide whether or not I want to go to church (I go mom, don't worry.)
I guess all I really want right now is to take a road trip with my family to California, singing "Get Over It" by the Eagles and praying that the CD doesn't skip on "Love Will Keep Us Alive" or "The Girl From Yesterday."
But for now, I've got a peaceful, easy feeling about the way things are.