Old and New Memories…date night

Well, the last few days have been kind of crazy; however, Thursday was a date night as we remembered some old and new stuff…

On Thursday, we headed into Spokane for a Steven Curtis Chapman, Laura Story, and Jason Gray concert at a local church.  We were able to get a great deal on the tickets – 2 for 1 – so off we went for a date night.  First, was dinner at a local seafood restaurant where we dined on a delicious meal of lobster and other goodies…

After a delicious meal, we headed up to the church and discovered that there are traffic jams in Spokane as people headed home or even fellow travelers as they headed to the concert.

The concert was amazing as all three artists sang by themselves or joined each other in song and chorus.  Steven Curtis Chapman sang many of his old and new songs as he introduced us to his latest album.  There were songs like the Cinderella song – reminding us to slow down and enjoy life especially with our children – and I Will Be Here – a song that Dene sang for me at our wedding.  his voice cracked and was wobbly at times; however, the song brought tears to our eyes.  At the concert, we cuddled with each other and listened to these oldies and newbies with people who were about the same age and probably they too remember the songs.

Later, we drove home in the dark and realized – what an amazing night!  After listening to his music for over 20 years, I finally got to hear SCC in concert for the first time.  This was my husband’s 2nd time – he heard him in concert when he first came out – so both old and new memories were established today.

The other two artists were a great blend as the audience joined in worship and awe of two “new” voices mixed in with the old.  Jason Gray is one artist that I’ve been listening to for about a year with songs about loving as if today was our last day and being reminded of who we are in Christ.  His songs were about how God uses people with weaknesses for His glory as we learned that his man with a great singing talent has a weakness.

Laura Story was another great artist as she too has struggled and we learned that she wrote a great song called Indescribable – which is often sang by Chris Tomlin – and she led the audience in worship with the song.   A song about how God is amazing and how He placed the stars in sky as He created earth.  A new song was introduced about life’s challenges and how we serve an amazing God who puts the pieces of the story together and is there for each of us as we go through life’s storms.

Yes, in conclusion, Thursday night was a night of new and old memories as we listened to talented artists and created a memory in our mind of this date night.  Old memories of wedding songs, when we first listened to SCC and the other artists, and remembering the “old” songs of SCC as he played them.   New memories were hearing new songs by SCC as well as remembering this night as we had our first real date in a new town.

Have you taken the time to go on a date night with your loved one lately?  If so, what old memories came to your mind?  Or did you create new memories?  Please feel free to comment.

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