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Monday, November 29, 2010

You Fill Up My Senses

I know Saturday night you were all watching the OU-OSU game and so was I until my husband changed the channel to RSU Public TV because there was a special about John Denver.  We went back and forth because my husband wanted to make sure the kids heard him sing Thank God I'm a Country Boy.
I think because John Denver's parents were born in Oklahoma we consider him an Okie at least once removed.  His mother was born in Beggs and his father born in Washita County (according to ancestry.com it was Koop Farm), Koop was Denver's paternal grandmother's surname.  The family name is "Deutschendorf".  His father was a Major and pilot in the Air Force.  He is a member of the Oklahoma Aerospace Hall of Fame.
I'm listening to Denver sing Annie's Song.  What a beautiful love song.  When I heard the words and I begin to cry;
You fill up my senses
like a night in the forest
like the mountains in springtime,
like a walk in the rain
like a storm in the desert,
like a sleepy blue ocean
you fill up my senses,
come fill me again.

It was for my heavenly Father.  He fills up my senses.  I am whole because of my love for Him and His love for me.  He sticks closer to me than a brother.  What a wonderful way to describe God's love for us, you fill up my senses.
Let Him fill you up with love today.
Territory Mom

A good article from the Tulsa World about Denver's mother.


Oklahoma Granny said...

My goodness you are a wealth of information! I had no idea that John Denver's parents were native Oklahomans. Annie's Song is one of my favorites.

Territory Mom said...

OK Granny,
One of our fellow Okie bloggers let me know that John Denver's parents were born in OK, but I can't remember who it was, so sorry.
I love Oklahoma!!!

Ilene said...

What a beautiful post!

I often think how love songs, written for entirely different reasons, can adapt to our relationship to God.

You probably saw Sister Act, that movie that Whoopi Goldberg was in, where she pretended to be a nun because she was in hiding from the law. She was the convent's choir director, and she had them singing popular love songs. That was the first time I ever thought about how the connection works across....