Lindsay Gill: You're doin' it right, Mama!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

You're doin' it right, Mama!

In the first few days after having Luke, my husband said "I knew I would love Luke, but I didn't know I'd love him this much!"  
But with all of that love comes worry.  I'm part of a gazillion mom forums and Facebook pages etc. where a gazillion moms worry about their kids.  A gazillion unanswered questions.  We all want to make sure that we're doin' this whole mom thing right. 
Well seemingly unrelated, now that I'm 10 months postpartum, I have a funny idea that my singing voice has improved dramatically.  Maybe I just care less about how I sound.  So I was that girl,  that girl that sang all 40 minutes commuting home from work, belting out tunes I barely knew, embarrassing myself in front of my fellow commuters.  Then this one came on the radio and (here's the tie-in to my original thought...) I just thought it was so comforting. Rodney Atkins doesn't know me, but on that day, I just needed to hear him tell me that I'm doin' it right! Here are the lyrics...
If you're whispering or if you're standing up and shouting 
 Got the windows or you took the top down
 If you got big dreams but you got big doubts
 Well, you're doing it right
 If you keeping it simple or you make a big scene
 If you're doing your best and you make a mess of things
 if you're trying, if you're crying, all that really means
 Is you're doing it right 
 Chorus: Yeah, you're doing it right 
 You're shinin' your light
 You ain't losing your mind
 You're dropping the ball
 But you're picking it up
 You stumbling and fallin' and falling in love
 You're hangin' on tight
 You're prayin' each night
 You're doin' it right
 Well, if you're cutting your hair or you're growin' it out
 if you're compromising then putting your foot down
 If you're reminiscing or living in the here and now
 Then you're doing it right 
If you're paying full price or you get it on sale
 If you're lending a hand or taking a friends's help
 Oh, I'm talking to you but I'm really talking to myself
 You're doin' it right (Repeat) 
 Chorus: Yeah, you're doing it right
 You're shinin' your light
 You ain't losing your mind
 You're dropping the ball
 But you're picking it up
 You stumbling and fallin' and falling in love
 You're hangin' on tight
 You're prayin' each night
 You're doin' it right
 I've made every mistake there is to make
 So I oughta know, the only real mistake is not letting them go,
 so, just let 'em go…(Repeat) 
 Yeah, you're doing it right 
 You're shin in' your light
 You ain't losing your mind
 You're dropping the ball
 But you're picking it up
 You stumbling and fallin' and falling in love
 You're hangin' on tight
 You're prayin' each night
 You're doin' it right
 Yeah, keep fighting' that fight
 Keep praying' each night
 You're doin' it, you're doin' it right 
yeah You're doin' it right, um hmm oh...
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If you're whispering or if you're standing up and shouting Got the windows or you took the top down If you got big dreams but you got big doubts Well, you're doing it right If you keeping it simple or you make a big scene If you're doing your best and you make a mess of things if you're trying, if you're crying, all that really means Is you're doing it right Chorus: Yeah, you're doing it right You're shin in' your light You ain't losing your mind You're dropping the ball But you're picking it up You stumbling and fallin' and falling in love You're hangin' on tight You're prayin' each night You're doin' it right Well, if you're cutting your hair or your'e grown it out if you're compromising then putting your foot down If you're reminiscing or living in the here and now Then you're doing it right If you're paying full price or you get it on sale If you're lending a hand or taking a friends's help Oh, I'm talking to you but I'm really talking to myself You're doin' it right Repeat Chorus Tag I've made every mistake there is to make So I oughta know, the only real mistake is not letting them go, so, just let 'em go…. Repeat Chorus Yeah, keep fighting' that fight Keep praying' each night You're doin' it, you're doin' it right yeah You're doin' it right, um hmm oh... Read more at http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/songs/R/rodney-atkins/doin-it-right#pjHH2OMzUVt4vIMp.99
If you're whispering or if you're standing up and shouting Got the windows or you took the top down If you got big dreams but you got big doubts Well, you're doing it right If you keeping it simple or you make a big scene If you're doing your best and you make a mess of things if you're trying, if you're crying, all that really means Is you're doing it right Chorus: Yeah, you're doing it right You're shin in' your light You ain't losing your mind You're dropping the ball But you're picking it up You stumbling and fallin' and falling in love You're hangin' on tight You're prayin' each night You're doin' it right Well, if you're cutting your hair or your'e grown it out if you're compromising then putting your foot down If you're reminiscing or living in the here and now Then you're doing it right If you're paying full price or you get it on sale If you're lending a hand or taking a friends's help Oh, I'm talking to you but I'm really talking to myself You're doin' it right Repeat Chorus Tag I've made every mistake there is to make So I oughta know, the only real mistake is not letting them go, so, just let 'em go…. Repeat Chorus Yeah, keep fighting' that fight Keep praying' each night You're doin' it, you're doin' it right yeah You're doin' it right, um hmm oh... Read more at http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/songs/R/rodney-atkins/doin-it-right#yd7eU3hcDrHSwGmY.99
If you're whispering or if you're standing up and shouting Got the windows or you took the top down If you got big dreams but you got big doubts Well, you're doing it right If you keeping it simple or you make a big scene If you're doing your best and you make a mess of things if you're trying, if you're crying, all that really means Is you're doing it right Chorus: Yeah, you're doing it right You're shin in' your light You ain't losing your mind You're dropping the ball But you're picking it up You stumbling and fallin' and falling in love You're hangin' on tight You're prayin' each night You're doin' it right Well, if you're cutting your hair or your'e grown it out if you're compromising then putting your foot down If you're reminiscing or living in the here and now Then you're doing it right If you're paying full price or you get it on sale If you're lending a hand or taking a friends's help Oh, I'm talking to you but I'm really talking to myself You're doin' it right Repeat Chorus Tag I've made every mistake there is to make So I oughta know, the only real mistake is not letting them go, so, just let 'em go…. Repeat Chorus Yeah, keep fighting' that fight Keep praying' each night You're doin' it, you're doin' it right yeah You're doin' it right, um hmm oh... Read more at http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/songs/R/rodney-atkins/doin-it-right#yd7eU3hcDrHSwGmY.99
If you're whispering or if you're standing up and shouting Got the windows or you took the top down If you got big dreams but you got big doubts Well, you're doing it right If you keeping it simple or you make a big scene If you're doing your best and you make a mess of things if you're trying, if you're crying, all that really means Is you're doing it right Chorus: Yeah, you're doing it right You're shin in' your light You ain't losing your mind You're dropping the ball But you're picking it up You stumbling and fallin' and falling in love You're hangin' on tight You're prayin' each night You're doin' it right Well, if you're cutting your hair or your'e grown it out if you're compromising then putting your foot down If you're reminiscing or living in the here and now Then you're doing it right If you're paying full price or you get it on sale If you're lending a hand or taking a friends's help Oh, I'm talking to you but I'm really talking to myself You're doin' it right Repeat Chorus Tag I've made every mistake there is to make So I oughta know, the only real mistake is not letting them go, so, just let 'em go…. Repeat Chorus Yeah, keep fighting' that fight Keep praying' each night You're doin' it, you're doin' it right yeah You're doin' it right, um hmm oh... Read more at http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/songs/R/rodney-atkins/doin-it-right#yd7eU3hcDrHSwGmY.99
If you're whispering or if you're standing up and shouting Got the windows or you took the top down If you got big dreams but you got big doubts Well, you're doing it right If you keeping it simple or you make a big scene If you're doing your best and you make a mess of things if you're trying, if you're crying, all that really means Is you're doing it right Chorus: Yeah, you're doing it right You're shin in' your light You ain't losing your mind You're dropping the ball But you're picking it up You stumbling and fallin' and falling in love You're hangin' on tight You're prayin' each night You're doin' it right Well, if you're cutting your hair or your'e grown it out if you're compromising then putting your foot down If you're reminiscing or living in the here and now Then you're doing it right If you're paying full price or you get it on sale If you're lending a hand or taking a friends's help Oh, I'm talking to you but I'm really talking to myself You're doin' it right Repeat Chorus Tag I've made every mistake there is to make So I oughta know, the only real mistake is not letting them go, so, just let 'em go…. Repeat Chorus Yeah, keep fighting' that fight Keep praying' each night You're doin' it, you're doin' it right yeah You're doin' it right, um hmm oh... Read more at http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/songs/R/rodney-atkins/doin-it-right#yd7eU3hcDrHSwGmY.99
If you're whispering or if you're standing up and shouting Got the windows or you took the top down If you got big dreams but you got big doubts Well, you're doing it right If you keeping it simple or you make a big scene If you're doing your best and you make a mess of things if you're trying, if you're crying, all that really means Is you're doing it right Chorus: Yeah, you're doing it right You're shin in' your light You ain't losing your mind You're dropping the ball But you're picking it up You stumbling and fallin' and falling in love You're hangin' on tight You're prayin' each night You're doin' it right Well, if you're cutting your hair or your'e grown it out if you're compromising then putting your foot down If you're reminiscing or living in the here and now Then you're doing it right If you're paying full price or you get it on sale If you're lending a hand or taking a friends's help Oh, I'm talking to you but I'm really talking to myself You're doin' it right Repeat Chorus Tag I've made every mistake there is to make So I oughta know, the only real mistake is not letting them go, so, just let 'em go…. Repeat Chorus Yeah, keep fighting' that fight Keep praying' each night You're doin' it, you're doin' it right yeah You're doin' it right, um hmm oh... Read more at http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/songs/R/rodney-atkins/doin-it-right#yd7eU3hcDrHSwGmY.99

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