Why I love Josh Groban

Tonight my mom and I are going to see Josh Groban in concert.

I am beyond excited.

This might seem odd - as Josh Groban isn't exactly the type of music one might expect me to really like although I have a pretty eclectic taste in music. But I really do like his music. His voice is like butter, I think he could sing anything and I'd still want to listen. He isn't bad to look at, even for a happily married gal like myself.

The biggest reason I love Josh Groban and his music though is this - one simple song of his became a lifeline for me quite a while back. Flashback to 2006.

2006 was a big year - it was a wonderful year in that we got married and we bought our house, I landed a good job and all seemed like everything was falling into place. But 2006 had it's downs too. We lost my uncle and also a friend of mine only about a month apart to horrible diseases. Two people close to me ended pretty serious dating relationships and went through some tough times. But the biggest thing was, not even four months into our marriage, Nate was laid off from work.

I.Was.Scared. I hid it well, most around me didn't know I was crumbling inside - but man alive, I was so young, I was still adjusting to marriage and being a homeowner and when that rug was pulled out from under us, I panicked. How were we going to make this work? I spent many sleepless nights just agonizing over our situation. I was a newlywed, I was not supposed to be dealing with these kinds of things.

One night after it had been a month or two, Josh Groban was featured on the American Music Awards. I was watching and feeling depressed as usual. They were talking about a new album he had coming out and he played a song. And the song just spoke to me. The song is called "You Are Loved". In the song he sings about not giving up when times are tough, that there are people that love and care for you no matter what.

I sat there and thought, this situation sucks, but we have family and friends who love us and are willing to help us if we need it. And, we have each other. We still have our love. That song pulled me out of my funk and got me through the rest of that difficult time. I downloaded it and had it on CD that was always in my car and I'd play it whenever I needed a boost.

When the same situation hit us again a little over a year later and Nate lost one of his contract jobs, the same song got me through the darkest of days. It served as a good reminder that even when the hard times come "You are loved."

So, I love Josh Groban most of all for helping me through some of the most difficult days of my life and reminding me that no matter what, I am loved. And even though times are very good now, I still listen to the song with a smile on my face. It's a good reminder even on the good days!

Tonight I will see him in person and I hope to hear him sing my favorite song!

If you have never heard it, here is a link to a video for it:

Don't give up
It's just the weight of the world
When your heart's heavy
I...I will lift it for you

Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved
-Some of the lyrics from You Are Loved, Josh Groban

1 comment:

Gina said...

Great post! It's always nice to have a song to pull you up when you are in a tough time. I need to find a song for me and the baby battle. Enjoy the concert tonight!