Song Sunday 🎢🎷

True selfless love πŸ’™

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

“No Charge” demonstrates God’s love in action. When we love others without expecting anything in return, we’re showcasing what it means to truly give love. I love sister Shirley Caesar’s version the most for I love that she recalled Jesus’ sacrifice to humanity as the moral.

“The cost of real love is no charge.”

Β I came to know this song through my mom. She loved this song a lot and growing up and over time, it made me appreciate her more.

Image result for gif peacock

For the nine months I carried you holding you inside me no charge
For the nights I sat up with doctored you and prayed for you no charge
For the time and tears and the costs through the years
There is no charge
When you add it all up the full cost of my love is no charge

 

For God loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son to come here and die for us. There was no charge when He died for us because it was done purely out of love.

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer

Song Sunday 🎢🎷

Spend quality time with your children

Staying with songs that deal with or reflect on the parental relationship, here’s another one that can make your heart weep. In this song, the singer ponders over time spent with his little boy, which was next to nothing for work was more important. He missed the important milestones in his son’s life including his first words and when he first learned to walk.

Image result for gif spencer reid dad"

The dad was so busy that he couldn’t spare time to spend with his son. Eventually, his son grew up, became a man and had his own family, and what do you know? He wants to spend time with his son, but the son is too busy to even see him and thus, the singer muses that his son ended up becoming just like him. Some people think the last verse has nothing to do with the way the son grew up. Looking at it from another angle, I think the son grew up resenting his father for not spending enough time with him and he vowed not to be that kind of father when he has children of his own. But in doing so, he is in danger of ending up like his father, so the singer is right when he said his son became just like him.Β 

Image result for gif spencer reid dad"

This song can hit right in the feels. It’s a cautionary tale about spending time with your children and not taking it for granted, for before we know it, time flies, and no amount of money could ever buy it back.Β 

What I must say is genius though, is the usage of nursery rhymes during the chorus. The son is represented by “the cats in the cradle” (he’s at home) and the father is the “silver spoon” (he’s away making the money for the bills to be paid). The distance between the father and the son is analogized in “little boy blue and the man on the moon”.

Image result for gif peacock

My son turned ten just the other day
He said, thanks for the ball, dad, come on let’s play
Can you teach me to throw, I said, not today
I got a lot to do, he said, that’s okay
And he walked away, but his smile never dimmed
It said, I’m gonna be like him, yeah
You know I’m gonna be like him

Parents are the first role models for children so be good ones for them to emulate. Also, quality time is very important.

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer

 

Song Sunday 🎢🎷

Tell them you love them while they’re yet alive.

“The Living Years” by Mike + the Mechanics is one of those songs that always make me stop and reflect on all my relationships across the board especially the ones with my parents for we’re to honor and love them all the days of our lives (Exodus 20:12). This song has been on my heart lately. I first heard it when I was younger and it made me upset, angry, and sad for whatever reason. I guess I was going through emotions back then, but as an adult, I understand it better now.

This song explores regret when our parents have passed on and why we should have a relationship with them while they’re yet alive. We ought to listen and not just speak. Life is too short to harbor grudges, to point fingers and for misunderstandings. The song is full of so much love and so much regret that it’s super emotional, but not in an over the top way. The singer grieves his way through this song that it’s impossible for it to not tug at the heartstrings.

Don’t leave things unsaid. Let people know you care. Let them know you love them. Hold your loved ones a little longer. Kiss them and bless them. This song made me appreciate my loved ones even more than I could’ve understood back then.

Image result for gif peacock

I wasn’t there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him
All the things I had to say

In relation to this topic, please see T.R.’s poem Dont let my death be the reason.

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer

Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

My parents

DAY 14

TWO JULYS BACK:

My parents did enough to nurture my sisters and me into young women. Sometimes, there are days when I get mad at them for not giving more in my childhood, but I’ve come to understand it was all they could have given.

Dad reads a lot of material. It is safe to say I got my love of reading from him although he loathes fiction. He likes to read up on world history and we do argue on certain topics from time to time but I won’t trade those times for anything. Mom loves animals. She has rescued cats, dogs, birds and even chickens but I am holding out when she actually rescue a snake!

In short, I love my parents. They gave me two wonderful sisters and I thank God for them everyday especially when I hear/read about unfortunate parent/children relationships.

NOW:

Yup, that’s my parents! And remember the Bible says to honor our mother and father.

Image: Google Images

**GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer