It’s strange how the power of music as a dad will help unlock emotions you never knew you had. I notice that music is a common interest that everyone in our house shares.
I can remember as a kid my Dad would say close your eyes and just “feel” the music. At the time I did not know what it meant, but now I do…
It’s the times when you don’t expect it that it hits you the hardest and makes you stop… and feel it.
– Sitting with my wife, watching the Grammys and listening to Sam Smith’s
“Stay with Me”… reaching over to hold her hand Thanking God for how lucky I am.
-Driving in the car to your Son’s first football game listening to the foo Fighters “My Hero” …Hoping one day he will be a leader and excel to where others look for him for leadership.
-Walking down an empty beach, holding the love of your life’s hand as the sun is setting… when Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” pop in your head.
-Sitting in church, while your praise band sings Chris Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God” …As you swallow hard to hold back the emotion of Grace for what God has done for you, and will continue blessing you with.
-Watching the amazed looks on your young boy’s faces as they watch Neil Peart, drummer from the band “Rush” rock out the 8 minute drum solo from “La Villa Strangiato.” After they watch it five times …they ask if they can watch it again.
-Dancing with my beautiful two year old daughter, holding her ever so tightly in my arms every time we have a dance party and Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” comes on. Hoping one day she will pick it as her father-daughter dance at her wedding.
I challenge you to embrace music as the tool that it can be- a tool to unlock emotion and feelings. Let it be this for your children, too. Think of the times in your life when a song helped guide you through life: The use of music in Commercials to promote a particular product. The celebration of dancing at a wedding. The celebration of your grandparent’s 50 year anniversary… and in our case, the song that helped me to cope with my grandfather’s death that followed so shortly after. Let music heal you. Let music help you. Let music inspire you.
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