Sunday, October 19, 2008

One Good Woman - random musings

So, I just love Cheri Call..... I heard a song of hers on the radio today..... it really made me think.

One Good Woman
(Cherie Call)

<em>"Mary Chilton never knew what the salty winds would do
When she stepped aboard and sailed away on a 1620 autumn day
At Plymouth Rock she was the first to touch dry ground
But she became an orphan when the winter came and the tears fell down
But she grew, and married a good man
And they had eleven children
And they would never understand what she'd been through but they knew
That a girl of just thirteen
Crossed one big ocean
And that she grew up to be
One good woman

And Polly Angel didn't know what the hands of time would show
When she dressed in white and said, "I do" in the fall of 1832
Her life would change that very year forever more
When they heard the message of two strangers at their door they headed west
And Polly had six children, but only two survived
And they could never understand what she'd been through
But they knew that a woman of great faith
Crossed one big country
And that they were being raised
By one good woman

There they are, written in the spaces of a family tree
Till it al comes down to me"

So, this week I was working on family history. I found the passenger list to the Bolivia, which included my Great Grandmother, when she came over from Italy. How cool to see her name! I WAS THRILLED!

"I know that I can never say that I'm the only one who's prayed
For pain to end or love to last or for time not to go by so fast
But it will fly and in a hundred years from now
Will there ever be someone who reads my name and wonders
If I laughed
Or if I believed in Jesus
Or if my heart were ever broken
They may never understand what I go through
But I will live the best that I know how
For one big lifetime
It's not too much to ask
Of one good woman"
I am also a big journal writer. I was given my first journal by my dad. I loved it - because it had the D.C. Temple embossed on the front - so it was beautiful. I laugh at my six year old thoughts. It is interesting to see what I did with my time - like the frequent entries of going to marriage counseling with my folks. Or that I really wanted a pogo ball for christmas - which was also written quite a few times! Now, I just try to make them as honest as possible.

I love Cheri Call - her music speaks to my heart.

Thanks Cheri!