Feature Follow Friday (October 17)

Alison Can Read Feature & FollowIt is the Friday Feature Follow!

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (links above) and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

The Question:

Share the song you can’t stop listening to.

My Answer: 

I can’t pick just one song, because I have a few right now that are helping me get through some things, but this is one that will stick with me forever. 

 Back at Mama’s – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Growing up my family gathered in the house I grew up in: my great-grandparents house that they built. During WWI and into the 1920s they boarded women who taught at the local schoolhouse. These women were also the wives of men serving in the armed forces. When I was very little, both of my great-grandparents got sick. My PePaw died from an infection, and six months later my Memaw followed him. She started showing signs of Alzheimer’s shortly after I was born, and around the time my great-grandfather died it was full-blown. My mother and aunts remember specific moments, but I am thankful that I have none of those memories. Their home on two little acres – where our family had gathered for each and every holiday and special occasion – was given to my grandmother for all of her dedication in caring for them. She quit working, moved in, hired nurses and cared for the house and the farm. My mother moved my brothers and I out there so that she could also help. That’s the house I grew up in, where I know every board like I know my own hands. It’s the house where I have some very great and very sad memories.

My Granny has been gone for over 10 years has now, and my family has continued living in the home, taking care of the surrounding property and the animals. In the last year, my grandfather’s health has steadily declined, and he has been in and out of the hospital and through three nursing home/therapy care facilities since the beginning of March. My mom’s youngest brother is betting in cashing in on all of the property my grandmother inherited and about to start a legal war. After my grandmother died, our family fell apart. It is still broken, but now that the land they grew up on, their safe havens to come home to, are threatened, my family has come together.

I love this song for the sentimental memories it brings back, but also because it speaks to the struggle my family is going through.

What song is on repeat in your head? Leave me a comment with your response and your Friday Follow. 

8 thoughts on “Feature Follow Friday (October 17)

  1. It’s so lovely to find a song that effects you so much. I’m a new GFC follower, would love for you to return the follow. Here is my FF.

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