Friday, May 23, 2014

The Music of Disney

One of my favorite things about Disney parks is the music. I went to Disneyland as a young'n and then not again for many years; rediscovering my love for Disney parks on my honeymoon. As we entered the gates of Disneyland, I heard the music and immediately a smile spread across my face and I looked at my newly-pronounced husband and said "Oh my goodness! This is what I hear in my head every day! This is amazing!!" I constantly have a song in my mind, and generally it's from old musicals or Disney movies...both of which play while you are walking down Main Street, USA. It was fantastic. One of my first memories of entering the park after years of absence and it felt like...home. It was wonderful.

Since that trip, I've been on a mission to find that music so I could play it when I needed the Disney magic/nostalgia. And I found it! Finally. It's only taken 7 years, but I finally found it! My husband came home from work the other night and I had the music playing and he said to me "I feel like I'm about to leave Disneyland for the evening, recapping the day...I like this." And I liked it too. So, I wanted to share it with all my Disney-loving friends.

Do a youtube search for "Disney Parks Loop Music." You're welcome. That's the best, clearest station I've found that plays all the music from Main Street to Splash Mountain to California Adventure and everything in between, including queue music.

And for other music that you might want to find (which I think you'll be able to find on Youtube, but just in case you don't) check out d-cot.net. Totally worth it!



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Thankful

Thankful.

This word just keeps coming to my mind today. I have SO much to be thankful for. I deserve nothing and yet God has given me so very much. Everything I have is a gift. I realize many people say things like "you deserve it" when something good happens to someone. But, what do we actually deserve? We deserve nothing, well, nothing good. Are we good people? Not good enough. You cannot be good enough. It is impossible. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23. It's just the way it is. And yet, God freely gives us gifts. I am blessed beyond measure when I think of this realization. I am grateful. The biggest gift I have is salvation, next in line is my marriage.

As a young teen, I was challenged to write a list of all the attributes I would want in my future spouse. After I wrote it, I stuck it in my Bible and would look at it every once in a while. There were the normal teen girl wants "sensitive, musical, etc." but then there were the items that were actually important: A man after God's own heart, someone who loves his family, trustworthy, honest, a good communicator,..." and as I thought about the list of items, I realized that God has given me pretty much all of the things on my list in my husband. Wow. What a gift God has given me.



Thank you, God, for giving me the man of my dreams. Thank you for preparing him for me and me for him. Thank you for loving your daughter enough to bring me my love. I love you, Lord. You are an awesome God.