I have listed this song tonight in my music Monday because it has been a song that has been with me for a long time. I’ll start by saying that my dad is a Karen Carpenter fan, and I couldn’t stand her! I tried to listen to her music, and I could not get into her voice for some reason. I don’t know why.
I used to collect Christmas albums, and this song happened to be on one or two of them. It became the only Karen Carpenter I would sing as a teenager. And sing it, I did. My first love was in high school–Kyle Haugen. (Ironic that neither of us are married, and we both now live in the Puget Sound area again after being away for a while–no, trust me, I don’t want him! That was high school!!) I can remember thinking of him at Christmas with this song because he wasn’t interested in me. and I was so very desperate for him to show some interest.
Then in college, when I dated and got engaged to my now ex-husband Paul, this was the song I would sing when I missed him. I spent every Christmas with him though–that was weird. I must not have sung it much with him.
Here’s the stranger thing. I’ll share this although I have never shared it with anyone else. When things were bad in my marriage and I first knew Martin, I would sing this song and think of him. I was convinced that it was just friendship love. And it probably was then. We were apart for many Christmases. And I sing it now hoping and praying that he will turn to God and then to me.
I had a hormonal attack about an hour or so ago, and I am glad that Martin was not interested. I don’t know if I could have handled the temptation. I guess I just get tired of waiting sometimes. But I am currently reading Redeeming Love, and God brought the words of Hosea to me–“Just wait.” And that is what I am doing. And God controlled my hormones. I actually didn’t know I had such strong hormones till Martin came along!
Okay, enough for tonight. Enjoy the song. Sorry it isn’t better quality.
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