Each weeknight Delilah takes your requests, dedications, your messages of love, inspiration, hardships, and a “Delilah’s Dilemma” or two, on Sunny 99.9, here in El Paso. This is a safe place to land at the end of the day, where the music does the talking for you. Whether you're seeking friendship, love, forgiveness or just a place to relax and unwind, Delilah is here to smooth off the rough edges of your day, and add a note of peace and serenity to your evenings. Share Your Dilemma with Delilah.
As a friend and as a nighttime radio show host of love songs and stories, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the story about how love showed up when it was least expected. Boy, if I had a dollar for every time I heard that one… The thing is, this story never gets old to me because it’s exciting to see how a love story develops for someone who didn’t think it was possible. Anything is possible…
I met my sweetheart on a dating website. We discovered we were both on Facebook and friended each other there too. However, other than a one liner here and there, I never really heard from him. I found out later he was very shy. Months later I had posted that I was looking for a tennis partner, not competitive, but for fun. He responded that if I was asking for a bowling partner or played golf he was interested. That led to an invite to a late lunch
that day. I must tell you that I had decided a month earlier to go “under the radar.” I was tired of meeting new people and being disappointed. I tried to find any reason or excuse NOT to go that day. I called my girlfriend complaining I didn’t want to say yes however she said, “It’s only lunch, then you don’t have to see him again.” So I went. The man I met that day was amazing. I was at peace, enjoyed the conversation, something just clicked. Lunch led to dinner that night. I met the most amazing man who I had only dreamed about. I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day to show my love and appreciation that he stepped out of his comfort zone to meet me. God does put the right person in your path when you least expect it, Denice.
My grandparents used to head south for the winter and they would get together with the same group of people every year, a lot of them veterans like my grandfather. They would have such a good time playing in the sun and relaxing. It became like an annual summer camp for adults and they always came back glowing from sun and fun.
What are your plans this time of year after the holidays, in the thick of winter? This winter I took my family to the snow. We bundled up for a day of sledding in the mountains. It was a particularly fun experience this year because I have two new family members who have never seen snow. My 4-year-old daughter, baby Delilah, and our friend, Al Hassan, are both recently home from Ghana, West Africa -- where it’s about 100 degrees right now!
As you can imagine, the cold has been a shock for them, but watching them play in the snow was so much fun! We did the usual: snow angels, snowball fights, sledding and tubing. And when it was time to pack up and go home, Delilah screamed as I was loading her into her car seat because she did not want to go! Okay, so most of the day was fun.
Do you love this time of year or loathe it? Do you make any special plans or have any winter traditions such as fleeing the scene or perhaps you just like to stay inside and snuggle up to someone you love? That’s perfectly okay. Or maybe you live somewhere that doesn’t get cold and you’re still in shorts in February. If you’re playing volleyball in the sand, I want to visit your town!
Write to me and tell me how you spend this
time between the busy holidays and the spring awakening. Or just write to me and tell me who you’re spending your time with these days. Tell me who you love and what makes that person so special. You can call me at 1-800-222-1067or email my producer David tonight at: David@delilah.com, and put "My February Plans" in the subject line.
I'll see you on the air at 7pm tonight, as we share more Valentine's Dedications and Love Stories, all evening long here on the show!
With Love, Delilah
You've heard me talking a lot about 'Starting Fresh' and starting with a 'Clear Mind and Heart' as we head in to January and February. I will be talking about this again this evening, on the show...because after the holidays and all that shopping and all those gifts, it’s easy to feel like you just have too much clutter in your life. Too much stuff to pack away and not enough room for it all.
January and February are great months to clean up, clear out and make some room! Start clean and fresh with some of these tips… Put out a box and give yourself (and your family) a month to fill it with stuff you come across that you no longer use or need. Stash it all in the box and by month’s end, donate it! Clean in places you rarely pay attention to, like for me, the cupboard beneath the sink. It’s where I stash grocery bags, garbage bags and then some. It could use a clean sweep! Clean out your computer. Old emails, old photos and old files. Clean them up or organize them into folders so you can see your desktop easier. Clean out your phone. Delete old contacts you never call and old apps you never use. Take inventory of your medicine cabinet and check expiration dates on bottles you have rarely used this year. When was the last time you crawled to the deepest, darkest corner of your refrigerator to see what’s in the mystery food container? It’s time my friend… Clean your car. It’s like a magnet for random papers, crumbs and dust. It’s time to clean it out and polish it up! Get a calendar and get organized! Whether it’s an online calendar or a wall calendar with kittens on it, make it a goal to put down your obligations and vacations so you keep on top of your schedule better in 2013. Clear out your mind.
Tonight, join me on the radio and take some time to simply enjoy the songs and stories on my show. Let me help soothe off the rough edges of your week and help you clear the clutter in your head after a long day!
With Love.... Delilah :)