Wednesday, August 29, 2012

These are MY Pearls


2009.
Summer 2009.
That was an eventful time in our lives.
Casey returned from his mission.
We started dating.
And quickly became engaged.
(Then married later that fall.)
But it was also my last summer as an EFY counselor.
(The only downside to marriage... No more EFY but I wouldn't trade anyway!)
Every year EFY has a new CD.
And I love each song on all of my many years of EFY CDs.
But for some reason, "More Than the World" from 2009 has stuck with me.
I think about this song when I have nothing else to think about, when I have
         plenty of things to think about.
When I'm happy or crazy busy. It doesn't matter-- I constantly think about
         this song.
So I made a list o my own personal pearls.
It mostly follows the style of the original but I never tried singing it so I doubt
         it fits the rhythm perfectly.
But these truly are MY PEARLS!
These are the things worth living for when the rest of life seems crummy,
         stressed, or forgotten.
(I borrowed the original song's chorus...)


Baby hugs
My boys in ties
Homemade bread
And clothes my size.

Steamy showers
Goodnight kisses
Morning smiles
And sparkling dishes.

Holding hands
Getting snail mail
Sweet love notes
And my kitty tail.

Sleeping in
Then waking up
To fancy breakfasts
And (chocolate) milk in a cup.

People have told me how to be happy
But I find their remedies empty
These are my pearls
God's treasures unfurled
Mean more to this girl
More than the world to me.

Writing a post
On my blog
Cuddling with my loves
While sipping egg nog

Long phone calls
With my mom
Pumpkin pie
And pumpkin cookies are the bomb

Staying home
Then going out in the sunny
Holding my baby
And dating Honey Bunny

Family dinners
Baby chatter
Taking walks
And rain pitter patter.

People have told me how to be happy
But I find their remedies empty
These are my pearls
God's treasures unfurled
Mean more to this girl
More than the world to me.


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