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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I Run To You . . .

Joan Lunden
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born September 19, 1950

1. She was the co-host of ABC's Good Morning America (GMA) from 1980 through 1997.

2. She reported from 26 countries, covered four presidents, five Olympic Games, and two royal weddings. Her popularity on the GMA program from the 1970s through the 1990s allowed her to interview U.S. Presidents and First Ladies Gerald and Betty Ford, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, George and Barbara Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and also Texas Governor George and Laura Bush prior to the younger Bush's 2000 election as President.

3. Lunden was known for her willingness to take risks in her role as host. She climbed and rappelled Alaska's famed Mendenhall Glacier and bungee-jumped off a 143-foot bridge and parapented off a 2,000-foot mountain during the program's highly rated trip to New Zealand. She also navigated the whitewater rapids of a Georgia river for a GMA show in 1994. She has been at the controls of an F-16 jet and flown with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, as well as flown in a T-34 Naval flight training plane. She is also a skilled horsewoman, jumping thoroughbred horses, and also has gone to bat with the Chicago Cubs at spring training.

4. Lunden's dedication to family and civic responsibility have earned her numerous honors and awards.

Okay - it's Sunday so something related to church seems appropriate. Going back to my experience at the program they had last weekend for my nephew's rehab - one group played this song which I LOVE! It's country music and it's by Lady Antebellum. It's called I Run To You. I've heard it so many times and I know the feeling of needing someone and the pain you're in wishing for that person to run to.

Imagine thinking of that song - in a church - seeing people singing it with great passion and emotion - with their arms held high up in the air - singing to Jesus or God if that be your faith.

I never thought about that - you know - hearing the song on the country radio - thinking about love and earthly things - then transporting the song to another place with an entirely different meaning.

Kind of gives you hope.



Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Chatty -- I'm commenting on about a hundred of your recent posts. You are so ambitious with your lovely daily posts == and I can't even manage to comment every day! Anyway I've enjoyed them all and send best wishes to your family members who need them (well don't we all, but you know what I mean).

I printed out most of your hilarious jokes for some of my friends who aren't internet-savy (they are still out there), so they'll get shared around the walking group I go to here in OR.

Bill and I howled about your Atlanta post. We spent a little while there a few years ago and nobody out here believed us when we told them that every d&*n street was called "Peachtree." Bill has a good sense of direction, but he was totally at sea there. I told him now you know how I feel all the time with directions ;>).


ClassyChassy said...

You gave us all something to think about, with that song and lyrics. Bless you!

Chatty Crone said...

Bless you too Classy.

Sallie - you wrote the sweetest letter.

You are right about the Peachtree's. Interesting stories about the streets in Atlanta - they circle and bend and twist - none of the streets are straight or go by grid. I think the Indians named them and they followed the path of the rivers.

Now I was raised here - so I know my way around - plus I have a 6th sense driving - I go by what I feel is right - all the others get so mad at me! They have GPS's and get so frustrated. Funny.

Love the way you spell you name too - do you spell it for a reason that way? I do. I used to spell it Sandy until I turned about 15 - then I changed it to Sandie.