I am so thankful for the internet and apple radio. I love to listen to the top 50 country station. When we moved from the States, I thought I would miss the music from back home but luckily I get to stay up with the latest.
I enjoy all genres of music but sometimes there is a song that tugs on my heart. Music has a way of helping us to relive memories from our past or take us back to a scene in a distant memory we can barely remember. I believe, this is one of the best things music does for us really; helps us to remember.
The big city is so busy and sometimes I just wish I could slow down and take a deep breath of fresh air. I think that is why I switched to country music years ago. I love rock & roll and I love punk but there was a point when I just needed to slow down. Country helps me to remember where I come from and where I ultimately want to raise my son. There is a new Tim McGraw song called “back at mama’s” and when it comes on it makes my heart sing.
I am a week away from going home to visit. It’s been so long since I was in the country; in a place of smiling faces, a place that’s familiar, a place of fresh air and green grass that I can run around barefoot with my son and my dogs. Home; you never realize how much you miss it until you are on the cusp of being back there for just a very short time.
Tim sings about how he is “from a place where the horses run and when the day is done they take it easy.” I think this is something I miss most; taking it easy. You can’t really take it easy in Bangkok, not that I am complaining; I love this hectic city life but maybe for only a couple more years. I want to sit on my momma’s back porch after dinner, rocking back and forth on the porch swing, sipping a firefly vodka lemonade, listening to the crickets sing their evening song, watching the deer walk though the yard as the sun sets and just as night settles I will see the fireflies dancing in the woods like the twinkling reflection of the night sky on the ocean. That’s what I want my son to experience, enjoy, and remember.
I will always love Bangkok for what it has provided for our family but I can’t wait to be home to share every, old to us but new to our toddler, experience with my family.
After a few days of the country, I will probably be begging for a traffic jam and a motorbike knocking me over as I make my way down the sidewalk but maybe this time at home will allow me to slow down, unplug, and “take it easy.”
Meanwhile back at momma’s….
we can’t wait to have you home!! safe travels, love you!!