Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Jesus, Take the Wheel

Gracie started back to school this morning. I was a little sad after having her home for 2 weeks. I even reverted back to parking and walking her up to the school rather than using carline. I didn't walk her to her classroom since that's discouraged~and being a former teacher, I do understand why~but I walked her up to the sidewalk and watched while she walked up to her room. It made me happy to see Miss S come to the doorway as she & one of her classmates walked up. As usual, Miss S was cheery and welcoming, greeting them with a smile and waving at me. Gracie will have a good day.

I was floating around online this morning while eating my 'Crispy Rice' (the generic version of Rice Krispies. How much different can they be from the "real" thing?!!?) I came across a blog that I think I linked to from somebody's. I'm not even sure whose. They had a feature where a Carrie Underwood song was playing along with part of the video. I had heard this song before but only once. It is soooo good! I love it! I'm going to try to figure out how to use iTunes and download it. Chris does that all the time, so surely I can figure it out. For 99 cents a song, I'm sure gonna try! I wanted to post the words for all of you to read. I think it's a wonderful message for me to listen to first thing in the morning. I copied the below in italics from cowboylyrics.com

Artist/Band: Underwood Carrie
Lyrics for Song: Jesus, Take The Wheel
Lyrics for Album: Some Hearts
She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati
On a snow white Christmas Eve
Going home to see her Mama and her Daddy with the baby in the backseat
Fifty miles to go and she was running low on faith and gasoline
It been a long hard year
She had a lot on her mind and she didn't pay attention
She was going way too fast
Before she knew it she was spinning on a thin black sheet of glass
She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
She didn't even have time to cry
She was sooo scared
She threw her hands up in the air
Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this all on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel
It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder
And the car came to a stop
She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock
And for the first time in a long time
She bowed her head to pray
She said I'm sorry for the way I've been living my life
I know I've got to change
So from now on tonight
Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this all my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on
Oh, Jesus take the wheel
Oh, I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on From this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel
Oh, take it, take it from me
Oh, why, oh
[Thanks to xbsktbllgrl11x@aol.com, CRseasoccer@aol.com for corrections]
Gotta go get busy with the day. I need to wash sheets, finish other laundry, clean the bathtub, write some cards, check on my Ebay auctions, etc. I'm anxious to see how much I actually get done!


elizabeth said...

I heard that on a blog this morning, too! I have been singing it in my head.

Matthew doesn't go back for another week.

MDM said...

You are such a sweet mommy. Rach goes back Thurs. and I have already planned to park and walk my big third-grader back into her room. Just seems like the first day again in some ways! Gotta swallow that lump and realize SHE WANTS TO GO BACK!