Listener Request - March 17, 2012
I am the single mother of a wonderful daughter, who happens to be the light of my life. But when I think back to her birth, boy was that a juggling act. Breann was born 10 weeks premature, and she spent 25 days in neonatal intensive care. On top of that, I had a job that demanded most of my time and my bosses were my ex-in-laws, which that didnâ€™t help matters much.
Truth is, I hated the job but I hung with it, because my daughter having medical insurance was just too important to me. In fact, she had to be hospitalized 3 times before she was 2 years old. But, coming home to Breann was what got me through a lot of long days!
When John Michael Montgomeryâ€™s â€śHome To Youâ€ť came out, it became â€śour song.â€ť Especially the verse about, â€śhanging out in our old sweatshirts, you let me complain about a hard days work. I donâ€™t know what I did to deserve to come home to youâ€ť.
Of course, new music comes and takes the place of the old. And my daughter grew up and now has a daughter of her own. But the other day, I found that cd and put it on and called Breann and played it to her over the phone. I could just tell there were tears rolling down her face as she began to cry because she knew that was â€śour song.â€ť
So, if you would, please play it for us. It would mean a lot.
Junction City, OR
My name is Brooke and Iâ€™m a freshman in high school. At my school they have a program, Junior R.O.T.C. that teaches students how to train for the military. Well, my Uncle Ronnie is currently serving as a Navy officer, and itâ€™s always been my dream to follow after my uncle, except I want to go into the Army.
This weekend, Uncle Ronnie is coming home after being overseas for seven months. I am beyond excited because he is one of my biggest role models and I donâ€™t really get to see him that often.
Could you please play the Montgomery Gentry song, â€śSomething To Be Proud Ofâ€ť? That song always reminds me of Ronnie and is one that he really likes. And when heâ€™s home, I want to get to hear it dedicated to him - by his niece!