Thursday, May 3, 2007

(You Want To) Make A Memory

I thank my God every time I remember you. (Philippians 1:3)

Every once in awhile a song will come out that really hits home; Bon Jovi’s latest single (You Want To) Make A Memory is one of those songs. From the first time I heard it, I couldn’t help but think back to last year, when I spent a lot of time trying to do just that. A day that really sticks with me was my birthday last April, when my Dad played the keyboard and my family sang me Happy Birthday in both English and Polish (an annual tradition). When I blew out the candles on that birthday cake, I had a feeling it was going to be the last time I did so with my Dad and Grandmother. I cherished every moment of that song and that night, and tried to “make a memory” that would last a lifetime.

Unfortunately, this April 15th, the seat at the keyboard was empty and there were two less voices in the chorus. But thankfully the good Lord Jesus was by my side again that day, and I had the rest of my family “sing the melody to me”, led this time by my little nephew.

Thankfully there are a lot of great memories that I can cling to, where that seat at the keyboard will forever be filled…and if I try just hard enough I can still hear the music.