I hope you all had as wonderful of a weekend as I did!
I got to take a (child-less) road trip to Southern Illinois to spend the weekend with my mom and little sister! My mom called me a few weeks back, asking if I would be able to come down and surprise my sister, Kristi, with a girl’s weekend. My sister has spent the past year juggling school to become a medical assistant, working as a manger at McAlister’s Deli, and starting an internship at a doctor’s office. Phew! That makes me tired just typing it! Needless to say, she has not had a full weekend off for quite a long time, so my mom thought it would be wonderful for us three girls to have a spa day on her first weekend off.
During my four hour drive down South, my phone decided to shut off and not turn back on for anything! At first I panicked, wondering what I would do so far away from home without a working phone (what if I got in an accident?), but then I heard one of my all-time favorite bands on the radio, Dave Matthews Band. I pulled out every Dave Matthews CD I had and forgot about my phone the whole rest of the trip.
I got started listening to Dave Matthews from my best friend in high school. We turned into quite the groupies, traveling to as many local concerts we could. Boy, I could tell you some stories sometime over a glass of wine!
But I finally arrived at my mom’s house and snuck up to the front door. My mom answered and motioned for me to go into my sister’s room to surprise her. I stepped into her doorway and saw her standing by her computer. Before I could shout, “Surprise!” I heard a song playing from her computer that stopped me dead in my tracks… Sister by Dave Matthews Band. This song is so special to my sister and I… it has gotten us through many tough times. When I heard it playing, I thought my mother might have already spilled the beans on the surprise (she’s good at that). All I could mutter was, “Whatcha doing, Sister?”
Startled, she turned around and gave me the biggest hug I’ve had from her in a long time. She cried. I cried. My mom cried. (I guess that’s not so uncommon with us though). I asked her why that song was playing and she said, “My computer just shuffled through my playlists to that song!” That made us cry even harder.
There are just some moments that you’ll never be able to explain and never be able to forget!
So I thought I’d do a fun little post and share with you…