The One I Love………

by Edie Wadsworth on December 17, 2008

Remember the song “The One I love” by David Gray?  Well I rediscovered the song through Country Girl’s playlist and there’s something about it that I just love.  I listened to it 473 times. Who am I kidding? I belted it out real loud 473 times while driving in my car. My children will certainly need therapy for these cathartic jam sessions.  I conjured up images of Stevie and I falling on hard times (“tell the repo man”) and moving into a cozy 1200 square foot cottage and growin’ our own food and selling my hand-knit scarves for extra money…….to buy books and coats and milk for the children.  The first 248 times, I’m sure I shed a little tear. (I conjured this all up while I was online picking out my new iphone and making my last order to American girl).  Then I googled the lyrics and discovered that the song is probably about a soldier dying on the battlefield and that the ‘repo man’ is probably God reposing his very life.  (Tears welled up in both eyes.)

Oh. Okay then.
So  I googled ‘repose’ and then started my conjuring anew. No worries.  I can roll with that.  So in the very spot in my brain that should be storing important items like the password for paying the student loan payment,  Stevie is now  a soldier and is wounded and I am weeping hysterically over him on the battlefield and singin’ “Tell the repo man….and the stars above…..that you’re the one I love”.  (That’s precisely when I realized that my item is backordered…..which disturbed the whole music video/drama thing that was going on in my head).  No wonder I can’t remember anything.  My brain is full.  Of tiny little dramas from every song I love.  And all my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes.  And all the lyrics to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.   And a whole plethora of random, mostly useless information. 
Well I love the song regardless.  And it makes me teary-eyed.  So I sing it with all the more conviction.  Especially since Stevie’s a soldier now.  So enjoy the song and  any little drama that starts to play in your head.  And enjoy the one you love.  And be thankful for real life soldiers who make our ‘enjoying’ possible.  
Sing it with me…….
“Won’t you take my hand dahlin’, on that old dance flaaw
We can twist and shout
Do the turtle dove
You’re the one I love
You’re the one I love
The One I love

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1 Davisix December 18, 2008 at 1:39 am

Oh Edie…I just love being in your head. xoxo Ang


2 Denise C December 18, 2008 at 1:45 am

OH I am so excited Edie!!! I finally spotted Morgan at church tonight in youth group… and I carefully said…(read screamed)….”OMG…I blog with your boyfriend’s mom!!!!” Bless her heart….I hope I didn’t freak her out too much! At least we were in church so she knew I was a God fearin’ woman! hee-hee! Seriously, she is such a doll; so very sweet and beautiful!!! And, oh, how how sweetly she spoke of you!!! Your Taylor has found a real treasure in this darlin’ girl!!! You should have seen her jumping off the stage!! We have pictures floating around!!! ha!hee-hee! FUN!

She and I have a plan that the next time you are here…we are meeting up! She will come find me in the church..and the huggin of necks will happen!!! *wink*!

I was so excited to finally see her! I showed her our daughter, Chelsi, who was in the same area hanging out with the youth for the Christmas Bash.
I am just amazed at what a very small world it truly is!
So…anyway….I just couldn’t wait to get home from church to let you know that!!! hee-hee!
You know how we homeschool moms are….the funniest things excite us to pieces, especially when it comes to our blogs!!

Sweet Blessings, my friend!!!
Denise C


3 Dreams of a Country Girl December 18, 2008 at 1:55 am

i love you…..

in a very southern woman way…not in a west coast woman way.

but i still love and accept the west coast woman way — i just do not love you in that way.

or any other woman in that way.

but if I HAD to, i would chose you.

but i don’t




4 Jessica December 18, 2008 at 5:08 am

Ang said it best. It’s like you say all the things I think but would never actually say. Great song and I think this is one of my favorite posts!


5 *Keli* December 18, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Love it! I also love how you put your thoughts into words! It’s fun getting to know you! xo


6 Erica December 18, 2008 at 5:50 pm

ok, I think I did this right…right? still lovin’ the blog…and 1 guess as to what Georgia’s middle name is… You’re right!! GRACE !
Love and Blessings~


7 carissa... brown eyed fox December 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm

you're going to want to slap me… never heard it before!
yes… must be a BIG rock i'm living under!

very nice… thanks for the laughs & fun! Always so fun coming to your blog!


8 Kelly December 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Man you’re awful sappy this week- you’d think you loved your family or something. *wink*


9 ko December 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm

so sweet!


10 Southern Fried Gal December 18, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Thanks for stopping by my little blog and leaving comment love. I’m so glad you did because this post is stinking hilarious! I will be back!


11 Meme December 18, 2008 at 6:37 pm

You make this blog experience real, like I am sitting on the couch and listening to you tell me a great story about your life.

I love to sing in the truck too – but it is always (you may have already guessed this) TobyMac. I am afraid to let the kids hear all the Led Zepplin and Aerosmith songs that are my favorites since high school…


12 edie December 18, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Inside my head is a scary place!

I can’t wait to meet you in person. I’m so glad you met Morgan….she’s a doll.

Gotta love CG!

The fact that this is your favorite post tells me that your brain works like mine. And that is frightening!

I’m always sappy dear. And I seriously restrain myself. Hope you’re coming to bookclub!

Yeah Welcome to blogworld. Glad you ‘made’ it. You’ll love this whole crazy thing. And it’ll get you good and prepared to start your own blog!

C’mon. Give those kids a little Aerosmith…..or at least some Queen!

XOXOX you guys are the best!


13 Heather December 19, 2008 at 12:19 am

You really are so cute and i love the song… but more importantly i love the way you talked about your kids in the last post. I don’t have teenagers yet, but I know it will be here soon enough and I hope they turn out as great as yours have! It says a lot about your parenting! Way to go!


14 Hi! I'm Kirsten... December 19, 2008 at 6:10 am

Oh man Edie, this post had me BALLING too! I had a thing happen like this this week. Got the soundtrack to Twilight and two of the songs on there just have me falling over, singing out loud, pondering life. Probably almost crashed iTunes from listening to them so many times in a row. 400 + too the last time I checked.

Anyway, we’re falling upon hard times in our marriage and I need you to know it’s so encouraging to read of your love for your husband. It isn’t always easy to keep constant and you inspire me in that way!!! Thanks for sharing, as always.


15 Michele December 19, 2008 at 11:18 am

You are SOOO funny! This post made me smile. I got a giggle out of the image you had created in your mind while ordering your new iphone and AG dolls:) It CRACKED. ME. UP. This song is GREAT! I love songs that tell a story!


16 Stacey December 19, 2008 at 5:00 pm

I just came across your blog – think it was to follow your awesome Christmas decorations. Love your style by the way. And now I am hooked on your posts! You are an absolute hoot! And what a beautiful family you have! Anywho….have a very Merry Christmas.


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