OK, I admit it. I'm a convert to country music. I grew up on Madonna and Def Leppard, but somewhere along the way pop music took a turn -- and, yes, I got older. The techno vibes and oversexed lyrics just became too much.
When my youngest brother moved in with me for a few years awhile back, he brought with him a love for country music that I tolerated at first, and then found myself drawn into. This has as much to do with a migration of country music as it does with a migration of pop. Country music today feels like it has more in common with the pop music of my youth than what passes for pop today. With Keith Urban on American Idol and Blake Shelton on The Voice, I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in thinking this way.
All that to say, I'm a late adopter of the country music bandwagon. So, while this is an old song, it was new to me when I heard it recently. The words of this song were so sweet and reminded me of things I've heard many children of divorce say about their own journey into parenthood.