JULY 18, 2022: “Mama’s Song” …

… that moment it’s the day of her 17th birthday and you spot the little wooden spoon that only she and you will ever understand, which spoon rests atop a special little box with the two precious pictures she pinned at age 13 before you even knew what “pinning” was.

Meanwhile, the very first thing that comes to your mind as you’re clutching said wooden spoon and the “dream gown” pictures to your heart is the her walking down the aisle towards her future one day as this song is playing in the background, then you smile from ear to ear because you know with every shred of both your beating heart and hers that, indeed, you have taught her to do the right things, so, come hell or high waters, your baby’s gonna be alright. After all, she’s a battle born warrior QUEEN just like her Mama whose fierce diamond heart adorns your crown and even on her worst day eclipses your own shadow in every best way possible.

Then, the second thing you see, which brings a river of tears to your eyes, is yet another one of “those pictures of them” walking hand in hand, because God Himself knows how much it’s going to kill you when it’s “that moment of her going wedding day” he’s not going to physically be there to walk her down the aisle. But then again, he will be, and Dear GOD, how have we survived all these days and months without him? Oh, that’s right, it’s all that divinely punctuated power and grace of yours, the likes of which have helped you lead her towards her own destiny no matter which road or “aisle” she takes. Now, where was I going with this again? Oh, yes …

So, here we are again with another year in the books, standing at the precipice of “that day that’s fast approaching” when I’m gonna have let her take off and fly. She’s made my heart sing louder with each year I’ve watched her grow forward, and if only every mother could be so blessed to be leaving such a magnificent legacy behind one day, oh, what a wonderful world this would be! In my heart of hearts, I’ve known long well that I absolutely am doing my utmost to make sure she’ll have everything shes need to make it through this crazy life.

I love you, my “Mona Lisa“, and I really do only want the best for you, no matter what you decide that will look like. May you never cease to remember that at the end of every day it’s you who is the answer to all your faithful prayers as you continue to rise in your own power and grace, lighting fires with your words and punctuating this world with an apostrophe mark of your own. For the record, I still very much hope that if for some absurd reason I ever decide to fully grow up, that I can be more like you.

… “Mama”❣️

MAMA’S SONG

Mama, you taught me to do the right things, so now you have to let your baby fly. You’ve given me everything that I will need to make it through this crazy thing called life. And I know you watched me grow up and only want what’s best for me and I think I found the answer to your prayers. And he is good, so good. He treats your little girl like a real man should. He is good, so good. He makes promises he keeps. No, he’s never gonna leave. So, don’t you worry about me. Don’t you worry about me. Mama, there’s no way you’ll ever lose me. Giving me away is not goodbye. As you watch me walk down to my future, I hope tears of joy are in your eyes. ‘Cause he is good, so good. And he treats your little girl like a real man should. He is good, so good. He makes promises he keeps. No, he’s never gonna leave. So, don’t you worry about me. Don’t you worry about me. And when I watch my baby grow up, I’ll only want what’s best for her, and I hope she’ll find the answer to my prayers … and that she’ll say … He is good, so good. And he treats your little girl like a real man should. He is good, so good. He makes promises he keeps. No, he’s never gonna leave. So, don’t you worry about me. Don’t you worry about me. Mama, don’t you worry about me. Don’t you worry about me. {Carrie Underwood}

2 thoughts on “JULY 18, 2022: “Mama’s Song” …”

  1. Mama’s Song❤️❤️❤️🔥🔥🔥thank you so much!!! I Needed this so much this morning 🦋. Love you CAT
    Shannon

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    1. No, THANK YOU! I’m probably the one who needed this much MORE this morning. She’s my last baby and putting her out on the road with “no reins” is bittersweet for me, especially without Zack here to remind me that yes, INDEED, she’s gonna be okay, because after all … I am her mother! Love YOU!

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