Monday, October 12, 2009


Oh man... The last two days I've been SO tired -inexplicably (baby getting me up in the middle of the night is bad, but this was SO much worse). It hit like a ton of bricks yesterday afternoon, and I'm sick sick sick. :(

One nostril works, so maybe I should be seeking out the silver lining here?

Heard the most BEAUTIFUL Taylor Swift song -read these lyrics, and tell me if as a mother -or if you're close with your mother that this isn't amazing:

I'm five years old, it's getting cold, I've got my big coat on
I hear your laugh and look up smiling at you, I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch and the tractor rides, look now, the sky is gold
I hug your legs and fall asleep on the way home

I don't know why all the trees change in the fall
But I know you're not scared of anything at all
Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today

I'm thirteen now and don't know how my friends could be so mean
I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys
And we drive and drive until we found a town far enough away
And we talk and window shop 'til I've forgotten all their names
I don't know who I'm gonna talk to now at school
But I know I'm laughing on the car ride home with you
Don't know how long it's gonna take to feel okay
But I know I had the best day with you today

I have an excellent father, his strength is making me stronger
God smiles on my little brother, inside and out, he's better than I am
I grew up in a pretty house and I had space to run
And I had the best days with you

There is a video I found from back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen and you're talking to me
It's the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs
And Daddy's smart and you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world

And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
For staying back and watching me shine
And I didn't know if you knew, so I'm takin' this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today


Mary said...

That is so sweet! Taylor Swift is a good egg!

Joni said...

I'm sorry you are sick, but what a great song, it's right up there with Reba's "My Sister". I've never heard it before, but I'm going to youtube it right now!

Unknown said...

You know, I saw an interview with her on...some prime time show...and she was talking about how she wrote the song for her mom and how her mom cries whenever she hears it and it's hard for her to sing it knowing her Mom is crying. So sweet!

Unknown said...

I hadn't heard the song... but it sounds an awful lot like our parents! I'll have to look it up... Mom told me you were sick, so I was waiting for a "siiiick" blog to pop up. LoL.

mommynolan said...

I hope each of you, mmy daughters, can somehow see yourself and me, for that is what I would wish for you and your children.

Ashlee said...

I adore that song! I heard it this week for the first time too and totally fell in love.

Colette and The Chickenwings said...

Jeez, thanks for sharing the to get the waterworks to stop! We love our mammas just like your girls love you!