As we clicked our remote last night to turn on the television to see if there was anything worthwhile to watch, we came across a concert where some country singers were honoring people in the military. The announcers began to tell the story behind one of country’s hottest songs now called, “I Drive Your Truck”, and then the singer along with a talented lady in the military began to sing it.
The song is about a solider in the Army that was killed in battle, and in an interview following his death, his dad said that he drives his son’s truck to feel close to him. As they began to sing, I burst into tears. Although I am a country music fan, I honestly assumed that the song was another typical song about a truck, field of grass, or a cold beer. Not the case.
I paused the show after hearing the meaning and listening to the song, and began to think of all the things that we do to try to hang onto our baby girl. You see, there are things that we cherish that most take for granted, because it is all we have.
The truth is that sometimes the things can feel awkward or silly, but it is how we cope.
For instance, on Mother’s Day, while most were snuggling with their babies and enjoying breakfast in bed, I felt at a true loss of how to deal with that day. Dan and I had a brunch on the beach, and honestly, it was a relief to just be with him near the beach and not know a single person.