Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Soundtrack of My Name Change

Sorry for the blog silence. Real life around here has been... intense. Rather than explain, why don't you just enjoy the songs that have been running through my head?

This was my theme song for the week after New Year's. I learned it in college voice lessons to teach me how to belt. I've always thought it was beautiful, but never before was it at all applicable:


I fought this next one for a long time, but, well. Truth is truth, even when it's hard:


This is my favorite fight song--many of the lyrics are wishful thinking (at least at present), but quite a few of the story details are... accurate.


Of course, there are days (getting fewer and fewer) when this song applies best (well, with a gender reversal):


These next two are songs I've shared with my three sons. I can't express how grateful I am for how wonderful my children are. They are such a support to me right now.




And, of course, this all leads to the sad conclusion: I'm going through the Big D (and don't mean Dallas.) (That song only applies in title, but it's kind of catchy.)

I'm not quite sure what I'm doing with this blog yet--it has the wrong name on it. I'm reverting to my maiden name: Robin Ambrose--which I've been assured is an awesome writer name. Also, yes, I'm very VERY grateful that I haven't published yet. Thanks for asking. :)

Please stay posted. Real life is still taking all my spare time, but I'm taking steps to set up a new blog with the right name and will do whatever I need to do to make sure you all find your way over to the new one.

Please also know that I'm going to be fine. I've been overflowing with love over the last few weeks--I have so many friends both in real life and online who have gone out of their way to prop me up, let me rant, and give me concrete advice on how to come out on the other side of this in one piece. You guys all rock!

10 comments:

  1. These songs are beautiful! I'm so sorry for what you're going through.

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    1. I know, right? Not the worst soundtrack to have stuck in my head. ;)

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  2. I've always known you were strong, but honestly, I'm amazed at how well you're handling all this. I love your if-this-is-how-it's-going-to-be-then-it's-time-to-move-on attitude. You inspire me, lady. Know that you and the boys have my love and support and are making a regular appearance in my thoughts and prayers :) Love you!

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    1. Sometime said the other night that you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option. While curling into a ball has its attractions, that gets incredibly boring after a month or so. ;)

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  3. I hate that you had to make this soundtrack, but you sure chose beautiful and strong pieces. I'm not surprised at all. You are beautiful and strong! One of the strongest women I've ever met. You and the boys are in our prayers.

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  4. Knowing your circumstances those songs made me cry, Robin. Love you, girl!

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  5. Be the mountain. Let the storm wash you clean. You and your family are in our prayers.

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  6. You'll get through this, and come out stronger.

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  7. Hey, Robin,
    I was just wondering about you TODAY and said some prayers for you, then read this. So sorry you didn't get the happy ending you were hoping for, but you've got some awesome friends in real life and in the blogosphere, and awesome kids, songs and books to get you through it! You will come out stronger for sure. Let me know if I can do anything for ya~hugs

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  8. Thanks, everyone. Prayers are always welcome. :)

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