Anyone who knows me well, knows that when I'm alone in the car, the radio is cranked and I'm belting out a song. I'll occasionally do it with other people in the car, but not usually. It's my "reset", my way of venting, my therapy. I don't care if people give me weird looks....I'm in my own little world.
Earlier tonight, I had one of those rare moments while I was driving by myself. (With 4 kids, it's VERY rare!) I was thinking about a lot of CMT-related stuff.....my surgery, the benefit dinner, Addison's appointment at Shriner's, etc. While lost in thought, this song shuffled through my Ipod. Now, I've loved this song for years, and it's had different meanings to me at different times of struggle in my life. I naturally started singing along, and suddenly it took on a different meaning.
It became me singing about CMT. About not letting this disease run my life. About standing back up after the hard days and the trying times. After it played through the first time, I played it again. And again, and again, and again....the entire way home. The first time, I cried. It was refreshing to let some emotion go. But by the time I pulled into my driveway, my tears were dry, and it became more of an anthem. An anthem of hope, strength, being human, and the fight that we all have within us. And I wanted to share it with you.