Sunday, March 14, 2004

MY FRONT PORCH LOOKING IN
by Lonestar


The only ground I ever owned was sticking to my shoes
Now I look at my front porch and this panoramic view
I can sit and watch the fields fill up
With rays of glowing sun
Or watch the moon lay on the fences
Like that's where it was hung
My blessings are in front of me
It's not about the land
I'll never beat the view
From my front porch looking in

There's a carrot top who can barely walk
With a sippy cup of milk
A little blue eyed blonde with shoes on wrong
'Cause she likes to dress herself
And the most beautiful girl holding both of them
And the view I love the most
Is my front porch looking in, yeah

I've traveled here and everywhere
Following my job
I've seen the paintings from the air
Brushed by the hand of God
The mountains and the canyons reach from sea to shining sea
But I can't wait to get back home
To the one he made for me
It's anywhere I'll ever go and everywhere I've been
Nothing takes my breath away
Like my front porch looking in

I see what beautiful is about
When I'm looking in
Not when I'm looking out
Oh, the view I love the most
Is my front porch looking in


I really like this song that I recently heard on the radio. I know it's country music but it is something that I have been feeling passionate about. I am so tired of movies, people, songs, television shows, people I know portraying their lives as dismal, sad, miserable lives. Their marriages are failures, they hate their jobs, their unhappy with everything and anything!! And because of this they are constantly looking outward, to other people, new people so they can be happy. I like this song because it is about looking in, and seeing happiness and beauty with the life they have made for themselves. I hope as I grow older and make HUGE life choices, the choices I make will be wise ones leaving me feeling like the writer of this song...with excitement about the life I have chosen and passion for the people that are in my life.

Stephanie was recently talking about how people have been discouraging her from marriage. POO ON THEM!!! I believe marriage is hard, and a lot of work, but I also believe it can be awesome and wonderful and not ever have to grow stale. I hope never to find myself looking outside of my marriage for hope and joy, but finding it by looking in, through the TWO of us changing together and constantly seeking to serve one another in the small things. Life does not have to be miserable and sad.