Posted by Lori~
I recently got a text from a FAB FRIEND and WOM-MOM follower Kris. Kris and I go way back to the MSU Moorhead Alumni Office—we both started working there on the same day! It was an instant friendship.
|So glad that I have a friend like Kris!|
Kris was listening to the radio and heard the song LOVE HURTS! You see this is an oldie, but a goody and Kris and I share memories of this song! (This song was first recorded by the Everly Brothers, but also became popular in the 70's when it was sung by Nazareth).
I first sang the song LOVE HURTS in high school girl’s choir. We sang it and LOVE HURTS became a motto in my life. I haven’t had a lot of loves in my life and was convinced that I would never find the one. You see, I loved that song…I loved it through college. I thought of it when I watched my favorite movie BRIDGET JONE’S DIARY! I believed that I was Bridget…I could see myself chugging a bottle of vodka and singing “ALL BY MYSELF”! Yes, LOVE HURT!
LOVE HURTS was one of my go to karaoke songs. The first time I selected it, I was in for a rude awakening. They had a dance version of LOVE HURTS? That’s right…but I must say I ROCKED IT!
|Singing karaoke with my grad school friends...who knows maybe we are singing LOVE HURTS!|
After college I worked in TV and was a TV news anchor. I attended a friend’s wedding and they wanted us to sing a song with the word “love” in it to get the bride and groom to kiss. There was a large gap between the wedding and reception and that meant several cocktails later I had the urge to sign LOVE HURTS (that’s right) LOVE HURTS to get a new bride and groom to kiss!
After my TV job, I went to grad school and continued to sing love hurts for Karaoke…then I got married (LOVE DIDN’T HURT ANYMORE!) And my lovely bridesmaids (including Ethne) sang LOVE HURTS! That’s right—we continued the tradition and they continued the tradition.
|Steve and I celebrating our LOVE the morning after our engagement|
Notice: Steve's transition lenses
LOVE CAN AND DOES HURT! But guess what, when you have LOVE, wonderful, fabulous LOVE in your life! LOVE IS LOVELY!
|Kris toasting our engagement!|
So belt it…Sing it…but remember it doesn’t always hurt!