Oh, the power of a song. As I’ve said before we listen to A LOT of music in this house. Even though John Mayer is still Emma’s favorite she loves lots and lots of music. Both of the kids do. One day, we had a playlist going and Yellow by Coldplay came on. I hadn’t heard it in a while and I got excited and looked at Emma. Yellow, after all, is her favorite color. When I had asked her why, she typed out : It reminds me of sunshine.
Me: “Emma, listen to this song. It’s called Yellow!”
While it played, I was filled with emotion. I just couldn’t help it. I thought about how long I had wanted to know all those small things like her favorite color. The song brought all the indescribable joy to the surface of my heart again. Not a day goes by that I don’t still feel awe and thankfulness to God who has given me what I had so desperately wanted. And honestly much more than I had hoped for. I thought of the words to the song and how it’s like some sweet love song written just for her from our great Creator. And now everywhere I go, it seems to be playing – in restaurants, stores, in the car. It will always have special meaning to me now.
When it was over, I tried to wipe the tears away, and went to sit down next to Emma with the keyboard.
Me: “What did you think, Emma?”
Emma: I love it
Me: “What do you want to listen to now?”
Emma: Yellow again