Monday, May 09, 2005

Broken road.

Renee and Anna commented on the "sadness" of "Broken Road" as my new blog title. Believe it or not, I actually intended for it to have positive, optimistic connotations. There's a country song by Rascal Flatts called "Bless the Broken Road;" it talks about how enduring the sad, the heartbreaking and the unexpected are all part of bringing you to where you're someday meant to be. The song is primarily about the search for that special someone; and although I obviously do hope that there's someone out there waiting for me, I also take it as hope and inspiration for EVERYTHING my future holds.

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

23 comments:

Renee said...

Okay, fine. ;-)

Anna said...

Nice song.
Still sad sounding blog title.

Jen said...

Grrrr.

Jen said...

BTW, Anna, the Mean Man said that maybe you guys should paint the wall first and then select the tile based off of that; maybe it would help to eliminate some choices, if nothing else.

And I think your Tile Saga would make an excellent post. Hell for you, comedic relief for us.

keesh said...

Jen- I love that song and it makes perfect sense to me. Since I have started my blog over, I understand starting fresh, a new start. I think you are just trying to find the positive side of making new starts in all areas of your life!

Anna said...

And on a totally different subject- You HAVE TO go to Fred's blog and check out the prom pictures. There are things there no one would believe!

Jen said...

Liz sent that email around, too--how did I get it and you didn't? LOL--they're hysterical though.

Anna said...

They can't be a real prom, can they?

Jen said...

Probably not--I mean, I guess they COULD. Still funny, though.

keesh said...

Jen - are you ignoring me, I said I liked your BLOG. hello?? Anyone there??

Who's fred?

Renee said...

Fred is a "retired corporate weenie" (his words, not mine) and is now a teacher in FL. He posted a comment in Jen's Not a Very Good Weekend post.

Anna said...

There's also a link to his blog here on our blog.
You've GOT to check out these pictures!

Jen said...

HELLO KISHELLE.

LOL.

Thank you for your kind words. Thanks for having my back on the "Broken Road" thing.

Nik said...

I absolutely love that song by Rascal Flatts, and Jen you know in my case it's true! The first time I heard that song I I bawled my eyes out! I think it's a brilliant title for your blog, provided it continues to have a positive connotation.

Anna said...

I want a picture by my name. How do you do that Nik?

Renee said...

Yeah, I want one, too! I'm gonna play around and see if I can do it!

Renee said...

I would also suggest painting first... we all know that paint color looks a little different after it's actually on the wall. Then maybe you can bring some samples home and see how they look against the paint.

Anna said...

Unfortunately my husband's idea is to pick out the tile and then match the paint color to the tile. Sigh.

Lisa said...

Jen, You go girl - stick to this name of the blog - dont back down - i got your back (and everything else if you let me) ;)

Renee said...

Lisa, it's good to hear from ya! You need to get on here more often, girlie!

Anna said...

I don't care if everyone else likes Broken Road- I still liked the old title better. It was funnier. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Renee said...

Yeah. But I must say I like the new "subtitle" or whatever. That's more positive :-)

Anna said...

Huh, yeah. I just noticed the subtitle, or whatever. It's better.