In your relationship, does your significant other make you a better person?Do they bring out the best in you and inspire you to tap into your better self? Country Music Artist Chris Young sings about the power of love and it's ability to bring out his better self in his moving hit song 'Who I Am With You'.
Every time this song comes on the Country Music TV Channel or the radio, I'll jokingly yell to my husband..."HUN! there's your song to me!' Of course, he yells back, 'Yep, I can hear it!'. That may not seem funny on the surface, but it was me who informed him of the fact that 'Who I Am With You' was now officially his song to me ...he busted a gut, lol .... I said, yah, seriously listen to the words!
(Lyrics) Who I am with you is who I really want to be, You're so good for me, And when I'm holdin' you, it feels like I've got the world in my hands, Yeah, a better man is who I am with you
One of the nicest things he'll say to me is that 'yes, it's true, you do make me a better man'. After decades of marriage there may be some truth to that! When I think back to when we first met, dating, marriage, children, business and now with grown kids, I think of all we've been through and how, although parts of our life haven't been easy, we've remained good friends. We can still make each other laugh, and I have to say, that's my favorite thing to do..make him laugh.
I'm grateful for the little things I still get to do with him; stretch my feet across the bed at night and have our toes touch, put my arms around him whenever I want to, snuggle up on the couch ... all the crazy insignificant things that mean the most and are completely priceless in this life.
With dad recently passed away, I think of my mom sitting in her chair, with dad's empty chair beside her, and how she no longer gets the joy of those little things and it breaks my heart. One of the many things I've learned with my dad passing away is to treasure my husband a little more. I'll never ever get over the death of my father; it has left the largest void in my soul and because of this deep understanding that nothing lasts forever, both my husband and I are appreciating each other a little bit more these days.
By Barbara Tremblay Cipak
Country Music Reviewer
Added Bonus Country Song: Don't miss the amazing song, 'Dirt' by Florida Georgia Line! The song speaks to the value of Love and Life, and it's true meaning - You can read about it and listen to it here. The song is rising up the country charts, and it's currently my favorite song. The video is extremely moving.