A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…Via A Rocky Road!
Happy Sunday, GHers!
This week, the challenge was to get this Sunday Drive pretty much done on Friday before leaving for the weekend with my hubby on a bit of a romantic getaway…we started dating on a Labor Day Weekend, so we treat is as an anniversary. Yeah, I know, we’re corny, but hey…at least we’re corny together!
The second challenge came when, partway through the Sunday Drive I was putting together, my inbox and Twitter timeline became flooded with talk of Jason going to Rome, Brenda dragging him somewhere in a tux, Brenda moving in, and something that caused palpitations – talk of a kiss between Brenda and Jason! Suddenly my “cute moments” themed Drive seemed out of place, as I felt the rage, anger, and disappointment everyone was feeling. AND I HAD JUST POSTED EARLIER FOR ALL OF US TO KEEP POSITIVE! And here I was wishing all kinds of ailments of Mr. Guza! *shakes head*
I lost my purpose for a few minutes…which, if you recall is to try to help keep us all thinking positively, and moving forward without becoming disgruntled and Jet-Blue about our favorite soap! So…though the time was ticking on how much time I had left (there was no way I could spend quality time with my husband putting together the Drive-which on average takes about 2 hours), I read all the emails, the tweets, checked out the media pics, read the interview, and tried to sort it all out quickly because I had to have it all put together before we left, so that I could just “publish” from wherever I was. So…that other Drive was left as a draft, and I’ll use it some other time.
For this weekend, we are going to take our drive down a rocky road, to remind us that ANGST is not new to our couple. ANGST is part of life, but it’s a CERTAINTY for soap life. Jason and Sam have never been immune to it, and most importantly, they have survived it , overcome it, learned from it, and left it behind!
I really wish that JaSam could be done with angst for the rest of their “soap lives” in Port Charles, but that’s not realistic. I also wish that all of our angst can be like Franco, or Manny, or even the mostly invisible Lopez brothers – because all of that stuff brought Jason and Sam together and closer. But, I guess even that’s not realistic either. Jason and Sam are being given third party angst once more in the form of Brenda. (I’ll tell you – she’s been angst for me since her first day on my screen) I know we’re confused, upset, and all over the place with how we feel, but if I could, I would just like to remind you that what doesn’t kill them will ultimately make them stronger.
So…we have some talented and equally tortured vidders who lived through JaSam angst before and turned those lemons into Video Lemonade! Sometimes even during happy JaSam times, I go back and watch angsty vids just to remind myself of how EPIC Jason and Sam’s LOVE STORY really is. And as someone who is off to celebrate an anniversary with someone I’ve spent more than half my life with, I have to tell you that even when I look back at our young, ignorant, and self-inflicted angst from AAAALLLLLL those years ago, I have to tell you that I probably wouldn’t change much. Why? The hard times, the tears, the mistakes – they made us who we are today. As a couple, as parents, and as friends.
Beloved JaSammers, let’s take a look back and appreciate the memories of all Jason and Sam have overcome to get to where they are today. This way we can be sure that whatever they face next week, or the week after that, will help make them stronger, wiser, and more appreciative of what they have.
Let’s hang in there, folks! Don’t stop calling, don’t stop emailing…and most importantly…”DON’T STOP BELIEVIN'” – in the POWER OF JASAM! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mokXZu5eCv0 Credit: JaSamStellyfan313
If we take only one thing with us into the Fracas Known as Brenda, let it be this…Jason and Sam are still in love, and probably more so than ever, even after all they’ve been through already. “I’m Still In Love With You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC1Rfm6wr8w Credit: vridore
So much happened to these two, this isn’t the first time we have to ask, “WHY?” But take comfort in Sam’s closing words of this vid. *voiceovers* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AUpPMcDuZs Credit: jasamispassion
Hmmm…there was a time that not only Sam, but WE, were “All Cried Out” over all the JaSam angst and heartbreak. (If my sister sees this, she’s gonna laugh, because there was also a time I could’ve been mistaken for Lisa Lisa (original performer of this song), bangs over one eye, head band, and all… Ah…the 80’s!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYYMgY4RLaU Credit: candece
I don’t think this next vidder has ever made a vid I didn’t absolutely love, but every time I watch this one, my heart breaks a little. Jason and Sam went through hell…but they lived to tell about it.I always knew that Jason was having a “Total Eclipse of the Heart!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMjcwvRgW7k Credit: eedernator
This vid wraps up all those heart wrenching moments and somehow takes the sting out of them! I have to say, I didn’t believe them either when they claimed it was over. “I Don’t Believe You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bay3yIBtx-I Credit: daysfanalways
Yup…as I watch all these angst vids, “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”…the sadness, the heartbreak, the dread I felt when Jason and Sam were torn apart last time. But then what also comes back to me is that there were signs for months! And they were growing apart in the weeks leading up to it…this time, we’ve gotten two weeks of Jason and Sam every day…more promises, expressions of love, and a real sense of commitment on both sides. Let’s let that be our comfort and our strength for the next couple of weeks! Hold on! Tightly! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV7qhyJuepw Credit: jasamlova1028
Together, we’ll help each other through this…
“THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY”
2009: http://bit.ly/ap2XZJ I just have one question…Am I the only one who wanted to melt when Jason was staring at Sam *that way* when she went to sit on the couch. I think he was stuck on what she said about liking to give him orders! *mental picture* This whole scene was too cute! Loved it then…love it now!
2006: http://bit.ly/cmD2lW Oh Lord! If this wasn’t angst, I don’t know what is…yet, it’s behind them.
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