Friday, July 25, 2008

So Why The Music?

So I'm sure you have noticed that I've added music to this site recently. And I also know that there are various and sundry opinions about music on blogs. Yep I've read them, I know ~~ one word ~~ distracting ~~ !! But for this season it just feels right to me.

Music has ALWAYS been a solace in my life. God has ALWAYS spoke to me through music. Even when I was away from Him and doing my own thing (YUCK, that was messy ~~ still cleanin' that one up !!), I would feel Him through music.

Ah yes, my love affair with music started as a very small tike. My mom says I was about four years old, and we'd just come home from church and she was fixing lunch for us when she heard something coming from the music room, and yep it was me. Little miss four year old standing on my tippy toes playing a song on the piano. She said I could barely reach for the keys and I couldn't see over the piano, but I was playing the song none the less. Mom was shocked, she had no idea I could play. Hmm neither did I, only four remember? :0) She asked me what I was playing and I told her that it was a song I'd heard in Sunday school, well from that moment to this I have never gotten over the gift of music in my life.

Let me back up a moment; my mom was a very promising concert pianist in High School. And at the age of 18 she was in a very tragic car accident. Her 12 year old brother was killed and my mom was in a coma for 5 weeks. She had to learn to do everything over, including playing the piano. Well, she is today still a very accomplished and beautiful piano player, although she says nothing like she used to be. While it is true her concert piano days were over by industry standards, she can still play a mean Vilverde (I'm sure not spelled right :0)

Well, my mom wanted one of us kids to be musical, so when it came time for me to be born (3rd child of 5 ~~ yes middle child, explains a lot huh? :-) she decided that my middle name would reflect her love of music and desire for one of her children to be musical. So my dad named me Dawn and my mom gave me the middle name Melody ~~ so I was dubbed Dawn Melody. Fitting since music is such a part of who I am today. Although she couldn't have known that would be the case.

So needless to say, I have played the piano every since that day back in 1970. In my high school days I started writing music and really found a niche there. God has been so good to allow me to express my feelings through writing them down to a Melody (hmmm, thanks mom). For my high school graduation my class asked me to sing a song I had written. It was a great honor for me.

Now my writing takes the form of praise and contemplation of all things Spiritual. It helps me to live life through my pages of the written word. It is a beautiful thing for me.

I have contemplated putting music on my site for a while, but have read how annoying and distracting it can be to those of you reading, but at the same time, my soul just cries out for music right now. Sometimes (like now) I'll just bring the site up and let it play while I do things in another window, it is so soothing and cathartic. It is a solace for me, yes it is. So for now in this season, it will remain. Please fill free to mute, it will not hurt my feelings, but please don't stop coming to visit. I love each of you. God has been so good to give you to me during this season.

I'm sure I'll be adding new songs to the list as I walk (with crutches :) through this season. The walking/limping part of this journey is not pretty right now, but I know it is necessary. God is doing a work, seriously a work. And I am so thankful for it. He Reigns!!


  1. Ooh, I love music, too. But, um, how do I say this, it is NOT a blessing to hear me sing! I am forever thankful that God wants a joyful noise. If He wanted an on-key noise, I would be in trouble ;)

  2. I love music! It doesn't distract me at all! :)

  3. I love and appreciate the music. I am just like you, music moves me to my very core. I played the violin in High School, so we could have been partners!!!
    Love you, your music, and your writing! Thanks for blessing me today!

  4. I am a music lover and, oh...I'm a middle child, too! How neat that you can play the piano. That is such a great talent to have.

    BTW...I won't tell your son about the Labradoodles!