Monday, January 6, 2014

#weVerb14: Days 5-6

#WEverb14 is a set of 31 prompts meant to encourage reflection on the past year (2013) and look forward to the coming year (2014).

Day 5: What song or lyrics will be forever tied to 2013 in your mind? What songs are you excited to keep with you through 2014?

The Civil Wars released their new album just 4 days after I found out I was pregnant. Instantly, "From This Valley" became not only my favorite track on the album but I listened to it each and every morning that I drove to work and often shed a few tears.

Oh won't you take me from this valley
To that mountain high above
Oh I will pray, pray, pray till I see your smiling face
I will pray, pray, pray to the one that I love

This song comforted me when I was worried and gave me hope that everything would be okay and I would see the smiling face of this baby growing inside of me. 
As far as songs for 2014, I love my old standbys. I listen to my morning AM talk radio show on my way to work and catch the rest of the show via podcast throughout the day so I don't listen to the FM radio much but I know I will need to listen to music that keeps me relaxed and calm this year! A lot of The Civil Wars, Coldplay and Mumford & Sons. Throw in some classical music for brain growth and development for the baby and I'll be set!

Day 6: Share your favorite memory captured from 2013. What’s your plan to capture 2014?

When I told my sister and nieces that we were having a girl over dinner one night, I told the girls that the baby could hear them and they should say hi. Both Diana and Amy walked over to my belly and said "hi baby." It was the cutest among many amazing 2013 memories. Other great memories include seeing my dad improve and on Christmas Eve, drive up to my mom's house in the car all by himself.

As for 2014, I hope to continue blogging and taking pictures to capture moments. I try to upload my pictures from my phone to my Flickr account daily so I make sure nothing get deleted. I just purchased a baby book and as all mother's hope to do, I want to keep it filled out and up to date!

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