February 10, 2010

Comin' Home

With reading week fast approaching I can't help but count down the days until I'll be home. I've been under a lot of stress writing midterms and finishing up assignments, but the knowledge that in a matter of days I'll be home has definitely helped me through it. I know it's a suppose to be a week of studying and rest, and I will certainly do some of both of those, but I also intend to be extremely social. What I am looking forward to most is spending time with people, specifically my family and my high school girlfriends.

I have been blessed with an amazing family. I really couldn't ask for a better group of people when it comes to my family. Sure it's not a group full of perfection, but it's a group that I can be myself around, that truly cares about me, that I enjoy spending time with, that makes me a better person, that I can continue to learn from, and that will always be there for me. I can't wait to spend time playing cards and board games with my family. I look forward to cheering on my sister at one of her hockey games. I anticipate skating on the rink out in the backyard and watching the olympics on television. I anxiously await family dinner, family movie night, family outings, and all forms of family togetherness.

Those girlfriends that I left behind when I went away to university certainly haven't left my mind or my heart. In fact, they are all still there for me when I need them. It's nice to know that I'll have someone to come home to, to cheer me up when I'm down, to act ridiculous with, to vent to when I'm upset, and to lean on when stress and emotions have taken their toll on me. I love these girls so much. Though I do have friends in university now, I certainly have not built bonds of this kind with anyone yet. To be honest, I don't even think it's really possible. I have yet to meet anyone while at university that I feel even potential to become this close to them. I suppose bonds like these don't happen everyday. I'm so thankful to have them in my life.

Music has always been an major part of my life too--an inspiration, a hobby, a stress-releaser, and a different way to think of things. So when one of those incredible girlfriends of mine gave me a theme song for this week I was happy to accept it. Thus I've listened to "Comin' Home Baby" by Michael Buble so many times in the past few days.

I'm coming home, baby, now
I'm coming home now, right away
I'm coming home, baby, now
I'm sorry now I ever went away
Every night & day I go insane
I'm coming home now real soon
I've been gone
I'm coming home well I'm overdue
Expect me any day now real soon

With Valentine's Day approaching it's easy to interpret the lyrics of the song to be about a romantic relationship, and I'm sure that's how they were originally intended. However, when I listen to the song this week what I think of instead is all the people I'm coming home to this weekend. For me that's not a boyfriend, but instead a group of people that I can't ever imagine a boy being able to compete with. I'm coming home to my family that I love so much, as well as my tremendous bunch of girlfriends. These are the people that I'll be thinking of on Sunday. These are the ones that I'll be reminding how much I love them this Valentine's Day. These are the ones that I come home to.

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