Monday, August 10, 2009

Takin' Time & Slow Dancin'

Every night, Charlie and I would drive to the Dardanelle store to call our daughter Diandra to check in with her; we missed our little pumpkin. There are no towers where we are camping and you can not use your cell-phone. We also have a system; if someone needs to get a hold of us, they call Diandra and then we know to call them. Rob will call his sister more than usual, so that she doesn't get lonely. In turn, he too will give his sister messages to give me and his dad; visa-versa (Charlie mostly razzes Rob about how many fish he has caught). I am glad Rob does this too, it makes for a long week not hearing from him when you talk several times a day, every day.

They have live music in the back of the Dardanelle store every evening at sunset. One night when we went to call Diandra, there was this singer who sounded just like Willie Nelson. While Charlie talked to Diandra, I took in the moment listening to him sing. Can you imagine? Willie Nelson's voice singing in the Mountains? It was so fitting. As we got off of the phone with Diandra, the musician started to sing The Righteous Brother's song, Unchained Melody. Charlie grabbed me and we started to slow dance on the side porch. We had our little chi's with us and they started to jump on our legs, so we each picked each one of them up and tucked them in between us and continued to slow dance. Charlie started singing the words in my ear... it was such a sweet, touching moment that I will never forget.

UNCHAINED MELODY

Oh my love my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long lonely time
And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Lonely rivers flow to the sea to the sea
To the open arms of the sea
Lonely rivers sigh wait for me wait for me
I'll be coming home wait for me

Oh my love my darling
I've hungered hungered for your touch
A long lonely time
And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

3 comments:

  1. What a tender moment!! Gave me cold chills! I'll be looking up that song pretty soon!

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  2. You might want to have Charlie call Pastor Dad and put a bug in his ear..... I love slow dancing on the porch... (((smile)))


    What a tender moment...You will have these forever....

    Love you tons
    Wanda Mom

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  3. How sweet, you brought tears to my eyes just imagining you and charlie dancing him singing in your ears and the look on your face!

    Love you my sweets

    Tia

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