Sometimes you just need a little rockin’ out

About a month after Jonathan moved in, I was completely drained, in every way. I was exhausted, feeling uncomfortable in my new role, feeling weird and lost without working, missing being around my friends and co-workers…and maybe a little bitter about cleaning and cooking and doing laundry all day…

Anyway, we were driving somewhere one evening and it was already dark (it was winter time) and old Bon Jovi came on the radio. Now, Gord is a huge music fanatic and likes to listen loud and we had tried on several occasions to turn up the music in the car and ‘dance’ but Jonathan would get so mad and scream to turn it down.

On this night however he asked for it to be turned up really loud, and as we both rocked out and laughed and I sang badly loudly and Bon Jovi and me belted out “whooah, we’re half way there” and “take my hand, we’ll make it I swear” I could feel the tears coming.

“We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got
Cause it doesn’t make a difference
If we make it or not
We’ve got each other and that’s a lot
For love – well give it a shot”

I burst into tears and I started to feel much better, like maybe I can do this.

Sometimes you just need a little rock to make it all better.

**This post is a link up to Memory Box on The Adoption Social website. Check it and other great memories and blogs out by clicking here.


10 thoughts on “Sometimes you just need a little rockin’ out

    • Gem, you’ve got this – I’ve been reading your blog and it’s hard and sometimes it just plain and simply sucks. But you can do this. Just blast the music, breath, go to yoga, whatever it takes. Regroup and carry on warrior!

  1. Oh gosh. I’ve never really thought about the words in that song, but now… well, this isn’t the first time I’ve read one of your posts and the screens gone blurry! What a great moment, thank you for linking up with Memory Box x

  2. What a fab memory to keep and look back on. Nearly four years on there are times when we have to remind ourselves to hold on and keep the faith that we will make it. : )

    • Thank you…just as I have had to remember many times to breath I have also remembered to keep the idea of these lyrics in mind! Thanks for reading:)

    • Whoohoo! Congratulations. My best advice is to sleep as much as you can and take lots of vitamins and eat tons of good good food to build up stamina and you’re immune system. We have tiring days now still, but nothing compared to those first couple weeks and months. Have a blast and enjoy!

  3. Only this morning whilst driving, a dance record I love came on the radio. I turned it up really load and imagined bouncy about a nightclub to it, like I used to in my youth. It really put a smile on my face. That’s music for you and how it can affect us, I love it. What an amazing moment for you, bet you’ll never hear that song again without a little lump in your throat.

    Thanks for sharing on Memory Box. xx

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