Thursday, March 31, 2011

What's Your Jam-week #2 for me....

Thursday brings with it the almost close to a long rainy,windy, & cold week here in the Pacific Northwest. It also means go over & see the links at  Goodnight Moon to link up for What's your Song week #6 for them, but only week #2 for me.  

A little background on my song choice for this week. I was cleaning out my closet & came across a cassette tape labeled "Kristy's music". I stopped smiled & laughed out loud. Kristy was one of my Best Friends in my college days. We meet the first week of school at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN & pretty much where inseparable for the next four years. Our circle included my other best friends Misty,Paula, & Ron. We where the Four musketeers & watch out we where a handful to say the least!
Our story came to a tragic end in our senior year during Spring Break week. The one & ONLY time we decided to skip our usual pilgrimage to PCB to stay in Nashville to work & study- I know what where we thinking?? I have gone over that week a million times in my head with "what if we had gone", would my best friend still be here? Kristy passed away in a tragic two car wreck late into our week - my college life was never the same again. My world felt like it had crashed down. Her sister Kathy & I where left to try to make sense of her loss. I lived with her she was my roomate & like a sister. Even though at the time we weren't living together we where only one street away. We pledged the same sorority & she was at the time our sorority President- it left a HUGE hole in my world.

Anyway back to the tape I found- I was in charge of Kristy's Memorial service which meant it MUST have music! We loved to sing & dance all the time. I decided to put together a collection of her favorite songs to have playing as people came in to sit & wait for the service to start. One of OUR favorites at the time was 10, OOO Maniacs- These are the Days. As I popped the tape into a stereo in my house & that song came flooding out over the speakers I danced!  With my son who thought mommy was losing it & sang at the top of my lungs! I laughed & smiled - I just knew Kristy was there with me reminding me that even still today to cherish every moment because you never know what tomorrow holds. So my song choice this week is dedicated to Kristy, Ron, Paula, &  Misty. May we always remember the good old days & cherish all the wonderful days we still have together. ~Love you Kristy~


                          Misty, Kristy , & Me during Pledge Week
             Some of us during our Pledge period painting the Bison
               Graduation Day with Ron, thinking of Kristy


EDIT: Go read the comments so you understand why there is now 2 songs to listen to today  :0)
 

9 comments:

Mrs. Mootz said...

That's an awesome song! I'm so sorry that you lost your friend. I can't imagine how terrible that must have been. I'ts good though that now you can look back and remember all the good times with her and laugh, dance and sing about it :)

Beth said...

What a touching story. And how awesome that such a perfect song could bring back such great memories...even if your son thinks you're a little silly. :)

Mary Nicole said...

I love this song! I was a little, well not really little when this song came out :] I love it!

Goodnight moon said...

I am in tears right now. I am so sorry for your best friends loss. I couldn't imagine what that must of been like for you. You can't make any sense of such a loss like that? I'm so sorry! What a great song to remember her by. Thank you so much for linking up this week and sharing such an emotional peice of you to all of us!

Sending you hugs girlie!!!!

Elizabeth said...

New follower from The Song Link Up!

Amanda said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my Music Pick. As I typed this BLOG there where no tears only smiles as I sorted through literally hundreds of pictures to choose from. This was a sad moment in my life, but I was blessed with so many happy times with Kristy that they now make me smile.

Katherine said...

Thank you so much Amanda for keeping her memory alive for me. It rarely happens and it means so much. I'm afraid I am still haunted by tremendous tears and loss. The pain I feel is just as strong as it was 16 years ago and the loss of the most important person in my life is often paralyzing. I keep going because I try to live the life that she would have wanted me to. It would mean a lot to my parents to hear from those who loved Krissy too. My Mom's e-mail is mellenw44@yahoo.com.

About the songs - Thank you Amanda for organizing them and the service. I don't know if I ever told you what a great job you did. You really took care of me and I know that Krissy would have appreciated it. I always smile when I hear "Buffalo Soldier". It was the last song that played before the service started and I still find it funny that this was the song playing in the college auditorium.

Amanda said...

Ahhh, Kathy now I am crying. I have to say it was a hard choice between "Buffalo Soldier" & the 10,ooo Maniacs. Only because I remember us both just getting seated & them trying to stop the music -but It wouldn't! Then low & behold Bob Marley starts playing - you,me,& Misty where laughing with tears rolling down our faces- tears through laughter the best.
I will send your mom an email,she use to send me Christmas cards every year.I miss you all a lot & Kristy comes to me at different times in my life to remind me she is watching out for me always.I couldn't forget her ever!

**hugs**

trooppetrie said...

What a beautiful way to talk about her. I am new to your blog and have really enjoyed looking around tonight