Friday, November 16, 2012

The Sound of Music

This morning I heard the song "Washed by the Water" by NeedtoBreathe on my way to work and my hands began itching to play my guitar. Years ago this would have been an everyday occurrence, but after Audrey was born my guitar became neglected to say the least. I did play a little after Barrett was born and I was home alone. That first time I picked it up while so fresh in the grieving process, it was the most beautiful sound; not because of my playing, but because I remembered why I love my guitar.

First of all, I have ALWAYS loved music. I love everything about it and I love all kinds of music. Some songs I like for the music itself, and some I like for the lyrics, and some for both. If you can play an instrument or sing, I can listen to you all day.

As a teenager, I would be in my room all afternoon and night playing my guitar and singing along. Then, I took up the keyboard. I would lose myself in the music. It was therapy.

Today I picked my guitar up for the first time since that week Barrett was born. All day I literally kept thinking about getting home and playing. I was so excited to play this song. I sang it all day long.

So, I sat here tonight in complete silence as I picked up my guitar. It was just me, God, my guitar, and eventually the keyboard. That song took on a whole new meaning for me as the sound of it flowed from my guitar. I was more focused on each lyric that came out of my mouth. Even when the rain falls, even when the flood starts rising, even when the storm comes, I am washed by the water.

No matter what we are going through--no matter what trial or storm--we can hold onto that truth.

My keyboard played the beautiful notes of Amazing Grace. What better song to listen to at the end of any day?

I can pick up my guitar, or play a few notes on the keyboard, or belt out some meaningful lyrics and give it all to God; all my worries, my stresses, my praises and my thanks.

This post really has no point other than I was just really excited to have a little P&W tonight; taking the silence and turning it into beautiful music.

Going to post some of my favorites at the bottom for you to enjoy :)


  1. I love Need to Breathe. Since losing Avery so many songs I loved before she was born have even more meaning than they did before. Sometimes it's like hearing it again for the first time. <3


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