Talking about death

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Most people don’t like to talk about death because it’s scary. Any time I bring it up to my husband, he’s quick to change the subject. I think he’s convinced he’ll go first. He’s said before that he never wants to lose me. I don’t want to lose him either, but I don’t think either one of us believes we’re truly immortal. (Please note that I’m not talking religion right now.)

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I’ve known about death for as long as I can remember, since I saw my first death at four years old, that of my father. A few months prior, my grandfather (Dad’s father) had died. Though I didn’t see him or attend his funeral, I remember looking for him and noticing he was gone. One of my aunts told me he had died, and even then, I think I realized it was a serious word. Continue reading

Day 10: Countdown of my favorite love songs (for weddings)

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Thank you for sticking with me through all ten days of Valentine’s Day love song posts. To recap, days 1-9 featured the following types of love songs:

  1. Angry Love Songs
  2. Bittersweet Break Up Songs
  3. Songs for the Brokenhearted
  4. Love/Hate Songs
  5. Non-romantic Love Songs
  6. Pour Your Heart Out Love Songs
  7. Songs with Messages to New Lovers
  8. Love Story Songs
  9. Sweet Declarations Love Songs

It’s only fitting to feature my favorite wedding songs for my Valentine’s Day feature. Most were part of my wedding soundtrack (indicated by *) if they were released prior to 2005. I couldn’t narrow it down to my top three, so I have my top five and a bunch of honorable mentions. Continue reading

Day 9: Countdown of my favorite love songs (sweet declarations)

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Welcome to day nine of my ten-day series of Valentine’s Day inspired blog posts. Yesterday, I wrote about my favorite love story songs. Today is all about those sweet declarations of love. These are songs are expressions of love in its purest form. There’s no confusion on the part of the declarer; they know exactly how much they love the receiver and that it will last forever. Continue reading