So if life were a musical

Scratch that.  Maybe I should use sports imagery.  Maybe this is like halftime.  Or back to the musical this could either be the orchestra warming up at the beginning of a full and fabulous Broadway show or this could be the intermission music.  Either way all’s quiet on the home front.  The kids went to bed reasonably early tonight.  Mike is asleep already – praise God!  And GiGi (Mike’s mom) has arrived safe and sound.

Tomorrow we pick up Enoch’s 3rd birthday cake, some last minute birthday gifts, and we’ll stop by the neurologist.  The MRI has been moved from Saturday to Tuesday and the anesthesiologist appointment is now on Monday.  So after tomorrow’s neuro there’s nothing on the appointment horizon until Monday which freaks me out a little bit but also makes me want to randomly go somewhere that’s not sitting on my couch waiting for Monday.  So is the orchestra gearing up or will it spend all weekend gearing up or better yet in this not completely working analogy – are we going to play a completely different show this weekend – ie. the birthday extravaganza, everyone enjoy life and try not to freak out dance?

In reading people’s posts on the blog and facebook and comments and everything I’ve felt a wide range of emotions.  I’ve cried and laughed out loud.  Part of me wants to start doing the whole Wicked

“Because I Knew You” as I think about so many different people from so many different places and all of the many ways I love each of you and you have touched my life in real and not so cheesy ways.  Another part of me is still just happy to be alive in general and I’ve not been able to get David Crowder’s “O Praise Him” and the video that someone posted months ago out of my head. 
  I’m not a total David Crowder fan – I admit that – but I do lift this song/video.

Also – please don’t read this blog or any blog for that matter and think that anyone has anything all figured out.  That’s crap.  No one of us has the in track to faith, theodicy, or the mysteries of life – much less who the smoke monster really was – but we do serve a God who blesses far beyond our wildest dreams and you guys are that blessing for me.  So if life were a musical what would be your song?  Glee people – what would be your soundtrack?  What is that go to music for you that makes your soul come alive?  The dear friends that light up your life?

We’re cranking up the music this weekend and there won’t be any electric slide at this three year old’s birthday party!

16 thoughts on “So if life were a musical

  1. Well, if you won’t play Electric Slide, at least do a little Boot Scootin’ Boogie!

    TONS of prayer and good vibes are comin’ your way, Narcie! Deep Peace to you and GREAT Joy as you celebrate Enoch’s life and yours.

  2. “dancing queen” mama mia style… played almost daily in our household. now that’s a song about enjoying life! it’s also quite uplifting to watch 2 four yr olds trying to dance disco! these times will always be among my favorite memories as they get older. these pics will be among those at their rehearsal dinners!

  3. After reading your prayer request from FUMC I went to your blog and have read each page, watched the video’s. . .absolutely love the fact you show your human side of fear but your Father’s side of faith. And I love that you are going to spend quality time celebrating and shooing the worries away! I am not sure you would remember us at all, but going to make a connection just because. . .Remember you from Chryalis and working with your Dad when we were at Woodland and he at St.John’s.
    On the light side. . .I don’t do country much, am as old as dirt so I’m thinking the music of the 60’s fits. . .what’s the one, Roll Out the Barrell, We’ll have a Barrell of Fun. . .Or Under the BoardWalk…It’s summer school is out let’s all celebrate life!
    FYI, a teacher friend of mine has the same diagnosis, her growth was found about 2 months ago, say it’s been there for years, monitor and medication, if you want to question and commisterate (I teach doesn’t mean I can spell!) shoot me an email or call and I’ll give the connection. Angie has peace and will be able to give you assurance I know.
    Fly with Christ!

  4. Prayed for you until the wee hours of the morning. I realize that the God I serve is so much bigger than this situation. I praise him for you in my life and I know that he still has great plans for you. More college students that need a great mentor, more people that need to know about God in a way that only you can show them and more people to love you as I have come to love you. God is so much more powerful that anything we can comprehend….so I say let’s don’t put God in a box but instead let’s rejoice in knowing the plans he has for us..not plans to harm us but a future and hope. So if I have a song to sing today thinking of God and you I would say it’s God you are my god. I will seek you in the morning and I will learn to walk in your ways and step by step you’ll lead me ….God you are my god and I will ever praise you.

    1. Know that I’m in you’re prayer band too. God is present and listening!

      I love your reference to musicals. Because I grew up watching the oldest, corniest musicals as a kid, I always wish I could break out into a song with the perfect lyrics to address the most difficult situations! So far I’ve found that “Ease on Down the Road” from the Wiz is good no matter what the situation is:

      Ease on down, Ease on down the road (come on)
      Ease on down, Ease on down the road
      Don’t you carry nothing that might be a load
      Come on
      Ease on down, Ease on down, down the road

      Cause there may be times when you think you lost your mind
      And the steps you’re taking leave you three four steps behind
      But the road you’re walking might be long sometimes
      You just keep on stepping and you’ll be just fine (yeah)

      Ease on down, Ease on down the road (ease on down)
      Ease on down, Ease on down the road (ease on down)
      Don’t you carry nothing that might be a load
      Come on
      Ease on down, Ease on down, down, down, down…

  5. And so the band played on, and we danced with a three year old who knows no boundaries and is boundless with energy. May you feel surrounded and embraced by the unyielding love of family, the sustaining gifts of friends for the journey, and power and presence of the community of faith not just on this day, but in all the days yet to come. May you know and grow in the full knowledge and presence of God’s amazing love that will not let us go! “For surely I know the plans I have you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord.

  6. I’m so sorry I didn’t get to see you at all at Forum. I’m glad that someone was able to take you home to your family as quickly as they did. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers –

    Gerlinda

  7. After reading the must be hundreds of posts, I’d say, “You’ve Got a Friend” and count me there among them. And if I could sing you might also hear, “If you need me, call me. no matter where you are, no matter how far, just call my name and I’ll be there in a hurry, you don’t have to worry,’ cause Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to keep me from coming to you.” (I mean that!) The music isn’t as upbeat, instead is more soulful, but I have always liked the image of Christ as our “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”
    When you’re down and out
    Feeling small
    When tears are in your eyes
    I will dry them all.
    I’m on your side
    When times get rough
    And friends just can’t be found
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay be down
    When you’re down and out
    When you’re on the street
    When evening falls so hard
    I will comfort you
    I’ll take your part
    When darkness comes
    And pain is all around
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down
    Sail on Silver Girl, sail on by
    Your time has come to shine
    All your dreams are on their way
    See how they shine
    If you need a friend
    I’m sailing right behind
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind.

  8. As I was one of the first to sing to you and your precious little self….the song that comes to mind is “Tell me why the stars to shine…telll me why the ivy twines, tell me why the ocean’s blue and I will tell you that is why I love you………because God made the stars to shine; because God made the ivy twine; because God made the ocean blue; because God made me that is why I love you!” But as for Enoch, the song I would sing is “Puff the majic dragon…” which Josh and Caleb really loved most! Music is really magical and all the women in your family know and knew that! Peace like a rivah sista….Rainy Nay Day

  9. You are so in my heart, my mind, and my prayers. Thanks for sharing your journey through whatever-this-is with those who love you and want to walk with you . . . or dance?

  10. Well! You certainly know how to keep things jumping – you are Dixie and Guy’s grand! I think “soap opera” music should have been playing in the background during your “dream”. This would make for an exciting Friday show to be continued…. Please know that Greeleyville prayers ( and they are powerful! ) for you are being whispered and shouted. The Great Physician can handle it all. Love, peace, and courage to you and your family. To be continued……
    Beth

  11. Narcie, you, your family, and especially your father are in our prayers. You are part of an exceptional family that is much larger than you can imagine. Andy Langford

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