Sunday, November 6, 2016

Music to Get You Through It

Hey y'all, it's me...who?? I know I've been's hard to talk about my pregnancy on a blog about infertility.  I feel out of place blogging here in a place where people come to learn about struggling and to be frank and honest as I usually am...pregnancy has not been that amazing experience I read about and I certainly don't want to appear to "complain" about something so many women are fighting to achieve.

Enough about that, let's move on to why we are here today!  On occasion I get to be a part of a Tuesday Night Fertility chat hosted by my friend Caroline at In Due Time.  On Tuesday, a group of gals poses a Q&A to open up the conversation about Fertility and give other TTC Sisters a sounding board to talk about their feelings.

Caroline heads this up each Tuesday night and I recommend getting involved by joining the chats on Tuesday.  If you don't understand how it works or need help with it ORRRR if you want to get involved and be featured in one of the chats, let me know in the comments below! I'd love to point you in the right direction!!

This week, I asked for an uplifting song to get you through the tough days and we got a pretty awesome playlist and I just wanted to share it here for you all today. I want to extend a special THANK YOU to each woman who contributed a song or even an artist to this list, TOGETHER we made this happen!  These songs might be Country, Christian, Pop, Oldies, 90's, you name it, we have  a bit of everything that helps one person or another sing or dance their way out of a bad day.  I'm not saying these songs will cure your mood, I'm saying give them a chance to uplift your soul.  Sometimes a song can lift your spirits so why not give it a try!

These are in no particular order y'all!

Secrets, by Mary Lambert (LINK)
"They tell us from the time we're young to hide the things that we don't like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I'm not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else, well I'm over it!"

Fight Song, by Rachel Platten (LINK)
"This is my fight song, Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright song, My power's turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong!"

Take Courage, Kristene Dimarco (LINK) I couldn't find a download so this is YouTube
"Take courage my heart, Stay steadfast my soul
He’s in the waiting, He’s in the waiting"

Thy Will, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family (LINK)
"Sometimes I gotta stop, Remember that you're God
And I am not, So
Thy will be done"

Anything Could Happen, Ellie Goulding (LINK)
"As if we need it's palette and we need it's color, But now I've seen it through
And now I know the truth, That anything could happen..."

Old Time Rock and Roll, Bob Seger (LINK)
"Still like that old time rock'n' roll, That kind of music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old, With that old time rock 'n' roll"

All I Want for Christmas, Mariah Carey (LINK)
"I don't want a lot for Christmas, There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents, Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own, More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true oh, All I want for Christmas is you"

Rise Up, Andra Day (LINK)
"When the silence isn’t quiet, And it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying, But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet"

Tubthumping, Chumbawamba (LINK)
"I get knocked down, But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down!"

The Sun is Rising, Britt Nicole (LINK)
"Whatever you're facing, If your heart is breaking
There's a promise for the ones who just hold on
Lift up your eyes and see, The sun is rising"

A Thousand Years, Christina Perri (LINK)
"I have died every day waiting for you, Darling, don't be afraid.
I have loved you for a thousand years, I'll love you for a thousand more"

Titanium, David Guetta featuring Sia (LINK)
"I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away
You shoot me down but I won't fall, I am titanium"

I Lived, OneRepublic (LINK)
"I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived"

Unsteady, X Ambassadors (LINK)
Hold on
Hold on to me
'Cause I'm a little unsteady

A little unsteady"

Shoulders, For King and Country (LINK)
"When confusion's my companion, And despair holds me for ransom
I will feel no fear, I know that You are near"

Head Over Boots, Jon Pardi (LINK)
"You're the one I want, you're the one I need
Baby, if I was a king, ah, you would be my queen
You're the rock in my roll
You're good for my soul, it's true
I'm head over boots for you"

King of My Heart, John Mark McMillan and Sarah McMillan (LINK)
"You are bigger than any battle I'm facing
You are better than anything I've been chasing
Savior and royalty, the only hope in me
Jesus, You are, You are
The King of my heart!"

Just Be Held, Casting Crowns (LINK)
"So when you're on your knees and answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on and just be held
Your world's not falling apart, it's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on and just be held
Good, Good, Father"

YEAH, Usher (LINK)
Yeah, yeah, yeah! Yeah, yeah! Yeah!
Yeah, yeah, yeah! Yeah, yeah! Yeah!"

Trust in You, Lauren Daigle (LINK)
"Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead You have not seen
So, in all things be my life and breath
I want what You want Lord and nothing less"

Blessings, Laura Story (LINK)
"What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise"

You Make Me Brave, Bethel (LINK)
"As Your love, in wave after wave, Crashes over me, crashes over me
For You are for us, You are not against us"

Tell Your Heart to Beat Again, Danny Gokey (LINK)
"When this world drives you to your knees, You think you're never gonna get back
To the you that used to be, Tell your heart to beat again"

No Bad News, Patty Griffin (LINK)
"And I don't need none of these things, I don't need none of these things
I've been handed
And the bird of peace is flying over, she's flying over and
Coming in for a landing"

Best Day of My Life, American Authors (LINK)
"I'm never gonna look back, Whoa, I'm never gonna give it up
No, just don't wake me now
This is gonna be the best day of my life"

Humble and Kind, Tim McGraw (LINK)
"Don't take for granted the love this life gives you
When you get where you're going don't forget turn back around
And help the next one in line
Always stay humble and kind"

Let it Happen, United Pursuit (LINK)
"And he calls each one of us, By our names to come away
And he whispers to your heart, To let it go and to be alive"

Sons and Daughters, Allman Brothers (LINK)
"And I'll build a fire, you fetch the water and I'll lay the table
and in our hearts, we still pray for sons and daughters"

Victorious, Panic! At the Disco (LINK)
"Oh we gotta turn up the crazy, Livin’ like a washed up celebrity
Shooting fireworks like it’s the Fourth of July
Until we feel alright"

Oceans, Hillsong (LINK)
"So I will call upon Your name, And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine"

King of the World, Natalie Grant (LINK)
"When did I forget that you've always been the king of the world?
I try to take life back right out of the hands of the king of the world
How could I make you so small
When you're the one who holds it all"

There are some amazing songs, some unforgettable lyrics and some uplifting tunes to keep you going on those hard days.  Don't want to look them up individually, I'm one step ahead of y'all...I've created this Playlist on Spotify!  Here you can delete songs you don't want or even add songs you do!



We had some sisters who are fans of artists but didn't pick just one song, so I've highlighted those below.  Check out these artists for some more of our uplifting choices!