The House That Built Me

Hey peeps! Well, we've all survived Monday!

So, have you heard Miranda Lambert's latest song "The House That Built Me"?
Can I just tell you what an absolute emotional wreck this song makes me?
I mean seriously, a song should not make you boo-hoo.
But it makes me.

Every time.
I really can't even listen to it!
I guess it's because I often ride by the house I lived in for 17 years and imagine my childhood. I can still picture my mom working in the yards, sitting on the screened in porch, my dog laying in the driveway. Maybe it's more tightly attached to me that I once thought. Maybe it's because my mom is gone now.
Truth is, I hated my house growing up. I mean who really loves their double-wide trailer?
But it was what we could afford, and my mom did the best she could to make it beautiful.
And it was.
And nevertheless, all my childhood memories are there.

It absolutely breaks my heart to drive by now and see how the new owners have changed everything. But it's theirs now. I've often wanted to knock on the door and see if they'd let me in. But that is kind of weird isn't it?

Oh well. Sorry for the downer of a post - feeling a little emotional today!
And since I want to bring you all down with me, I've put the lyrics below! LOL! :)

I know they say you can’t go home again
I just had to come back one last time
Ma’am I know you don’t know me from Adam
But these handprints on the front steps are mine

Up those stairs in that little back bedroom
Is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar
I bet you didn’t know under that live oak
My favorite dog is buried in the yard

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

Mama cut out pictures of houses for years
From Better Homes and Gardens magazine
Plans were drawn and concrete poured
Nail by nail and board by board
Daddy gave life to mama’s dream

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

You leave home and you move on and you do the best you can
I got lost in this old world and forgot who I am

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I walk around I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

And do you know what other song gets me? "Your Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins. Ugh, tears me apart! But I won't post that one too - you can look it up on your own!