Sunday, October 11, 2009

the music

This afternoon I had to call my husband at work (which I rarely do) because there were some strange charges on our bank account. I am completely obsessed with my online banking and with balancing my checkbook. This obsession probably started after I used to rarely balance my checkbook and got into a few money mishaps. We all have to learn, right? Anyways, back to the point. Have you ever heard the studies about how music can trigger certain memories? I studied this in school in my psychology classes, the many many psychology classes....! I am a very firm believer in this and often I will hear certain songs and recall certain associated memories with those songs. For example, Vitamin C "Graduation" - I remember standing with my friends after graduation as we cried; that "wanna be a baller, shot caller" song - Shannon and Holly during senior year spring break stopping to visit Valdosta for tours and then heading to Panama City to stay with my aunt. There are many many others....

Back to today's song. I called John at work and was put on hold...then the music played...then the image played in my head. I remembered the very last time I called John at work. It was January 15 when I was calling to tell him the news. I remembered myself, wearing the black maternity sweater and corduroy pants. My hair was down and curly and my face was tear stained. I remember the image of my baby on the ultrasound screen - one reason I still today do not like to look at still pictures of ultrasounds. I remember the nurse sitting there at her machine....I remember it all. Most of all I remember that music. I don't think I will be calling John at work again for awhile.

3 comments:

Franchesca Cox said...

I know what you mean about songs taking you back to certain memories. (I am glad its not just me!) There are songs we put on an MP3 player for Jenna in her isolette while she was in the NICU. Those tunes take me back to some bittersweet memories. And like you said, there are many many others...

Love to the sky
xx

Holly said...

I definitely have memories associated with certain songs. There are a lot of songs that are associated with our journey.

Holly said...

I know this is kind of late, but I was just reading your blog and read about the wanna be a baller, shot caller, and it made me laugh, we had such a good time on that trip. I still look at all of those pics and just laugh. seems like ages ago!! I am very happy for you and Jon and will be praying for you daily. Love you tons!!!

 
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