I am a Garth Brooks superfan. I have every album he’s ever made, some in duplicate and triplicate (they had different covers! and an extra song here or there!), andÂ both of his box sets. I have his covers and his original songs. I even waited for endless hours in freezing drizzle to get second row tickets to aÂ concert.
Right now, we’re listening to Beyond the Season and The Magic of Christmas. After Christmas, we’ll go back to the whole library.
Even though he doesn’t know it, Garth and I are tight.
I saw Garth Brooks on Jimmy Kimmel a couple of nights ago talking about his new album, Man Against Machine. (I am ashamed to say that I didn’t know there was a new album, but I think he’ll cut me some slack on that. It’s his first one in a few years.)
I went immediately to Ghost Tunes and downloaded it. From Wrong About You to Send ‘Em On Down the Road, it’s awesome.
My favorite song, though, is Mom.
What the song MomÂ means to me
In the song, Mom, God is talking to a baby about the angel waiting to be its mom. He talks about her making sure it will always be alright, about her friendship, her warm touch, and how she’s tender, tough, and strong. It’s a sweet, sweet song.
Mom makes me want to live up to its kindness. It makes me want to be a betterÂ mom â€“Â a yes mom, aÂ soother of hurt knees and hurt feelings, aÂ tirelessÂ listener, an enthusiasticÂ crafter, a grump-free toy picker upper, a teacher of Jesus and math, a best friend. It makes me want to get on the floor and play with my kids, to create amazing new experiences for them, to educateÂ them, and to be truly excellent.
And also, it makes me choke up a little bit.
Here, listen to a little snippet:
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In celebration of Garth’s brand new single, Mom, GhostTunes is offering one lucky mom and a guest the opportunity to see himÂ in concert, complete with hotel and airfare! For more information and to enter to win the contest go here.
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