First of all. Watch the video. You'll die from laughter and then end with tears. It definitely pulls at the heart strings while you pelvic thrust along (just me?). Go ahead, I'll wait...
This music video & song combo really got me. Of course there's the obvious: his grandma is turning 100 and he's spending the day with her. Helping her to feel ALIVE again in her old age when most people write you off for any fun. Minus the stripper (unless it's my hubs, and at that age I don't think his hips will allow the upside-down crotch thrusting but I won't protest a solid effort), I hope my 100th birthday goes exactly like this. I'm sure she, as a grandmother, feels loved, honored, and silly in the most life-giving way. It makes any grandchild want to drop what they're doing and spend a day with their loving "Gigi" or "Nana" or "Grams." Watch out Grandmom...I'm comin' for ya!
Want to cry even more? Click to watch these wonderful souls react to it.
I immediately forwarded this video to my gal crew in a group text and then watched it over and over. We all laughed and cried. I want to get deep. I really do, because y'all know I can't help it.... plus, read the lyrics:
I said amen and hallelujah, let me testify too
Another morning, a morning, don't let self get in my way
I got my breath, I got my faith and I remember why I came
I feel glorious, glorious
Got a chance to start again
I was born for this, born for this
It's who I am, how could I forget?
I made it through the darkest part of the night
And now I see the sunrise
Now I feel glorious, glorious
I feel glorious, glorious
If that's not a praise song idk what is! This song reminds me of my own redemption! Of the goodness of God in the darkness. Of new chances that I've been given. And when I feel like I'm unsure of God's purpose in my life, I really want to remember not to let myself get in the way of why I came!
Here's to feeling young regardless of our age.
Here's to focusing intentionally on relationships to really make people feel valued and seen and celebrated.
Here's to never forgetting the glory of God living in us and through us.
Here's to the saving grace of Jesus Christ who gives us the "chance to start again" with his mercies!
Here's to getting down to this song in our kitchens, in our cars, and in our living room in between mundane moments that make up our 100 years!
Hope you enjoy the song!
This is Candace. She hates long walks on the beach and would prefer a short drive to get a doughnut. Her creative spirit leaves her husband constantly guessing which room she'll decorate next and her kids requesting elaborate birthday parties. She'll tell you the truth, even if you don't want to hear it. But don't worry, she'll make you laugh to soften the blow. Her heart longs to share the realness of her life and provide someone else a "me too" in a moment of isolation. Words are her thing; she writes to heal. God grasped a hold of Candace as a teenage mama, and she's been desperate for His love and sensitive to His voice everyday since. Get to know her even better on her blog at makingmetoo.com