Don’t Blink – Song #10

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Are you one who listens to country music? I occasionally do, and this song has been one that stood out quite a bit more than most. I bet the older you are the more you’ll know why.

Are you like me, and, as you’re listening, can picture pieces of your life from your past. I sure did. I still do. Each time I listen I realize I’ve blinked too many times through life.


From when I was, as the song says, 6 yrs old …


to when my love-at-first-sight became my husband, and was blessed with a family of six.


Now they are all grown up.


My life as a Gramma is also going by too fast.

Many unforgettable memories have been made after all these years, with many saved on paper being I’ve kept a journal since I was twelve. This song reminds me to slow down as it has me lift a ‘Thank you’ up to God, knowing He’s held me through all the ups and downs during life.

Is your life going faster than you think? Try to go back to when you were six. How about when you were 25? Are you one close to my age? (clue. I’m exactly half the age of the man telling his story.) Or, perhaps you’ve been married 50 yrs by now. No matter your age, I’m sure we all agree we need to slow down, wishing we took the advice from the song . . . don’t blink.

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available on (Amazon) – Follow Marianne on Twitter at @mariannesmemoirs and Facebook at @marimemoirs.

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