Friday, August 8, 2014

30/30: One Surprising Truth About Me

Week number 27 of the 30/30 Vision Blog Challenge is a bit of a toughy for me. I'm supposed to tell you a surprising truth about myself. If you know me or are a regular reader of this blog then you know I keep very little about myself a secret. I have shared my happiest moments, my deepest sorrows and much personal trivia in these posts, and I am very much the same way in person. So what can I tell you that will surprise you? I am just not sure. But here goes...

Most of you know of my love of music and my somewhat eclectic tastes. You also know that I have, for MANY years, loudly proclaimed that I do not care much for country music. This was true when I used to be forced to watch Buck Owens on Hee Haw back in my childhood. I never cared for the classic country artists like Conway Twitty, George Jones and Loretta Young. When the kids in my youth groups began listening to people like Randy Travis and Garth Brooks I made fun of them. On my i-Pod there is no Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill or any of the other current country artists (Exception: I have one song by the Zac Brown Band, but that's as a tribute to a special friend- so you can't hold that against me!). I love bluegrass, folk, pop, rock, Christian, classical and whatever Weird Al is- but country is not my thing. But you already knew most of that. So what's my surprising truth?

I love...LOVE...the music of Willie Nelson. I find him to be a brilliant songwriter and I love to hear him sing. There is such passion and emotion in that scruffy old voice. I love On the Road Again, Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys and so many other classics. And his version of You Were Always On My Mind is one of the best songs ever recorded. As Will and I made the 12 hour drive from Elkin to Tampa on Wednesday night we listened to a LOT of music. At some point when we were pulling out after a bathroom break he began to sing On the Road Again. When I told him I had that on my i-Pod he was surprised but immediately began to search for it. We wound up listening to all of my Willie Nelson songs and my son was impressed by what he heard (Sorry Steve, but Willie was much better than Hurricane Smith in Will's opinion). I do love me some Willie Nelson. And that is my surprising truth.

So tell me...are you surprised?  Have a wonderful Friday and a blessed weekend.

Because of Jesus,


  1. Anonymous8/08/2014

    Kathy shares your love of Willie Nelson. But Will is wrong to dismiss Hurricane Smith and I blame bad parenting.

    1. Yes Steve...I blame myself as well. But in good news, on the way home we listened to some Lobo. 2 thumbs up! So there is hope...


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