Monday, January 19, 2009

Complete

The kids and I were in the van going somewhere yesterday.  He decided to sit in the front seat with me- the air bag goes off automatically, so dont freak out, and we were only driving around here in town.  We were listening to music on the iPod.  (Goodness, what on earth did I do before I had that thing???)  Anyway, Chandler picked a Third Day song that is "rockin" and then the Goofy Goober song from the Spongebob Movie and then I decided to pick a song or two for the girls.  (Maybe Twinkle, Twinkle or something) And before he could complain about having too much of the "baby music", I picked another to surprise him.    He loves Andy Chrisman but hasnt listened to his CD in a while and his very favorite song of all time is his song Complete. He likes the guitar in it and it was the first song I put on his MP3 player last year.  

So as it starts playing and he says "OH!  Complete!  Thanks MOM!"  My heart grins, those words will always warm my heart.  Sure baby, anything for you kids.  So easy to please them... sometimes.  

He starts remembering seeing him at the Jenks Aquarium and talks about meeting him and of course, seeing him in church when Chandler comes to our service.  After listening for a minute he says "Oh, I get it now.   My joy and happiness doesnt come from big houses, or nice things or money.  I am Complete in Christ."  Now that sounds a little too deep for a 9 year old, but after listening to the song you will understand how he came up with it.   I, of course, told him that he was EXACTLY right.  And how proud I was of him.  I also told him that some people go their whole lives and never figure that one out.  He said "Wow, and I am only nine and I already have happiness that some adults dont have."

Yep, you are one lucky boy, kiddo.  


Lyrics of Complete by Andy Chrisman on the album One

Don't be disturbed if I'm not melancholy all the time
Don't be surprised to find a smile upon my face a mile wide
And don't be alarmed if it's so hard for me to stand still right now
But there's something going on right here
Even as I sing this song

CHORUS 1
There's a joy I know dancing in my soul
And it comes from being with You
It's unbelievable how my heart is full
And it comes from knowing the truth
That I am complete in You

Don't be afraid to jump right in and help me sing this song
Don't be surprised to find a smile upon your face a mile wide
And don't be embarrassed if it's hard for you to stand still right now
'Cause there's something going on right here
Even as I sing this song

CHORUS 2
There's a joy I know dancing in my soul
And it comes from being with You
It's unbelievable how my heart is full
And it comes from knowing the truth
That I am complete in You
Yeah that I am complete in You

BRIDGE
Money won't complete me
Fame won't complete me
I am complete in You
A big house won't complete me
A nice car won't complete me
I am complete in You
Yeah, yeah yeah no I won't do it
Nah, nah nah I still won't do it
I am complete in You
Well all these things yeah, they're nice things
But I am complete in You
'Cause

Repeat CHORUS 2 twice

Yeah I am complete in You
Yeah I am complete in You
Yeah I am complete in You

8 comments:

MelissaC said...

What a great conversation! I'm sure your heart was filled with joy when he said that!

Michelle said...

Thats a pretty deep conversation! Pretty wonderful. :)

Daniele said...

Thought I would stop by and say hi. Our husband's actually know each other and work for the same company and have even worked together before. What a great conversation you had with your little man. They grow up and learn so fast, don't they? That is a great song, thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Awww... this was just the sweetest!!

6HappyHearts said...

Tell Chandler thanks for the great reminder ; )
Also, loved the comment on today's post!!
xoxox

♥georgie♥ said...

stopping by from dawns place to say how excited i am to meet you and all the other bloggers tomorrow night!

Melinda said...

Thought I would drop by from Dawns and say hello. Can't wait to meet everyone this evening.

Michelle said...

Gina,
You won my cookbook! Congrats!! I will bring it tonight if you are going. :)