why the tire swing?

Spencer and I have been through a lot. Through it all, our desire to build our family was strong. We kept praying to the Lord asking Him if we could put in our adoption papers. We received two answers that we needed to own our own home. In 2009, I lost my job, along with the rest of the nation. We were devastated as we'd just moved from our beloved Logan apartment to a house we were renting. Now we had to move to this tiny little ghetto apartment. The kitchen was a kitchenette but with a normal fridge. (It didn't stop me from baking, though.) Our shower was only big enough to fit our vacuum, so we bathed every day. And to boot, a murder occurred in our complex while we were there, along with nightly drug deals! We installed like four deadbolts and were determined to make it worth it as we saved up money to buy a house.

After a year, we were finally ready and bought our dream home. We were so excited. We knelt down in prayer and received the answer, "Not yet." We were heartbroken, but we knew it wouldn't be long. Finally, we received our answer that it was time to put in our papers. Things were starting to look up for our little family, but it was a hard journey. This song by our favorite artist, Mason Jennings, became our theme song.  Whenever we thought we'd lost all hope and had reached the end of our rope, we would listen to this song.  It helped us through many hard times as we decided that life wasn't going to get us down.

Keepin' It Real

It was bound to happen and it happened today
Life turned to us to say, "I'm about to go your way."
And it's a simple situation now that we became us
There ain't no rust on the happiness bus
And it's Wednesday, Thursday, my day, Friday
Saturday, Sunday, all the rest are fun days
From now on until the very end,
Never gonna spend another day without you again
Here's the proof, I'm telling the truth and it's
Oh yes, my oh my, the earth shakes when you walk by
It's a fairy tale that we made true
I can't believe that I found you
And it's oh yes, my oh my
People turn and look when we walk by
It's a big fat love we feel in our hearts
We're keepin' it, keepin' it, keepin' it real
Now the sun is going down over our troubled times
We can free our minds and leave it all behind and
It's a common stipulation that there ain't no hope
But there's a tire swing, baby, at the end of our rope

And it's Wednesday, Thursday, my day, Friday
Saturday, Sunday, all the rest are fun days
From now on until the very end
Never gonna spend another day without you again
Here's the proof, I'm telling the truth and it's
Oh yes, my oh my, the earth shakes when you walk by
It's a fairy tale that we made true
I can't believe that I found you
And it's oh yes, my, oh my
People turn and look when we walk by
It's a big fat love we feel in our hearts
We're keepin it, keepin' it, keepin' it real

 Give it a listen and make your heart smile!

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