I have a chemo cocktail music mix that I have compiled and worn out to encourage me when I've needed it. I've walked many miles trying to fight off tears, fighting to get my fitness back, trying to walk off my foggy brain and soggy feet from the chemo, with this soundtrack on my iPod, and it has ministered to my soul. One of the songs is practically my very own theme song. I don't think it is about chemo, except that it has become so, to me. And I really am in the mood to especially blare it these days, as I have finally gotten to the title!
Last month Amanda and I got to see The Barlow Girls in concert. I wanted so much to tell them how much their song meant to me but we didn't get to stay to stand in line to meet them. I did however buy a couple pairs of really cool mini boxing gloves for myself and my fellow chemo junkie, Shelly, that they were selling at the concert. They say "One More Round" on them. I have mine hanging from the rear-view mirror in my Mini. Shelly has hers tied to her purse, and every once in a while she busts them out and starts shadowboxing. It's cute. But then, she is cute so what are you gonna do? Here is a pic of Shelly and me, not duking it out with our mini boxing gloves, but en-garding with our holey fingers (hehe) in honor of my one more round. Also, I guess it's entirely possible that we accidentally became blood sisters, which just makes me smile when I think about it."One More Round"by The Barlow GirlsRound one wasn't what I thought it'd beRound two I'm struggling to breathe3, 4, 5, 6, 7 times I wondered why I stepped inside this ringI may be knocked down and so bruisedBut I'm here to tell youI may be knocked down but not for the count1, 2, 3, 4So take me one more roundI'll just keep fightingOne more roundYou're messing me up but I'm still hereOne more round
I'll come out swinging
One more round
I'm telling you now I'm not going to lose it here
It's so hard to get up off the floor againBut I know that victory is whenI'm pushing through the pain that tries to feed me lies
That I wont reach the endI may be bloodied and so bruisedBut I'm here to tell youI may be knocked down but not for the count1, 2, 3, 4So take me one more round
I'll just keep fighting
One more roundYou're messing me up but I'm still hereOne more roundI'll come out swingingOne more roundI'm telling you now I'm not gonna lose itI am not defeatedThough you cannot see itI have never won a battle on my ownI find strength in weaknessI find hope in believingGod is for me who can bring me down?
So take me one more roundI'll just keep fightingOne more roundYou're messing me up but I'm still hereOne more roundI'll come out swinging
One more roundI'm telling you now I'm not gonna lose it here
Cheers and love, everyone. And thank you for praying. Your prayers have been like a magic carpet to me, carrying me through this chemo trip. I'm your grateful travel guide, Joules