Monday October 17, 2005

I would like to extend my apologies to all (well, both…) of you that read this blog. I’ve been a xanga-slacker lately. It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve been very busy. I worked all weekend and had very little time for anything but sleep. I did hear/see this song on CMT recently and it’s been stuck in my head the last few days. It’s one of those that makes me smile and tear up at the same time, and miss my mom.

“Somebody’s Hero” — Jamie O’Neal

She’s never pulled anyone from a burning building
She’s never rocked Central Park to a half a million fans, screaming out her name
She’s never hit a shot to win the game
She’s never left her footprints on the moon
She’s never made a solo hot air balloon ride, around the world,
No, she’s just your everyday average girl (but)

She’s somebody’s hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned up knee
A little kiss is all she needs
The keeper of the cheerios
The voice that brings Snow White to life
Bedtime stories every night
And that smile lets her know
She’s somebody’s hero

She didn’t get a check every week like a nine-to fiver
But she’s been a waiter, and a cook and a taxi driver
For twenty years, there at home, until the day her girl was grown
Giving all her love to her was her life’s ambition
But now her baby’s movin’ on, and she’ll soon be missin’ her
But not today, those are tears of joy runnin’ down her face

She’s somebody’s hero
A hero to her daughter in her wedding dress
She gave her wings to leave the nest
It hurts to let her baby go down the aisle she walks right by
Looks back into her mother’s eyes
And that smile lets her know
She’s somebody’s hero

Thirty years have flown right past
Her daughters’ starin’ at all the photographs
Of her mother, and she wishes she could be like that
Oh, but she already is

She’s somebody’s hero
A hero to her mother in a rockin’ chair
She runs a brush through her silver hair
The envy of the nursing home
She drops by every afternoon
Feeds her mama with a spoon
And that smile lets her know
Her mother’s smile lets her know
She’s somebody’s hero

In other news, the job search may have taken an interesting turn, but I don’t want to jinx it, so details later.

3 Responses to Monday October 17, 2005

  1. OLDSMAJ October 17, 2005 at 5:47 pm #

    My fingers are crossed for you.  Hope it turns out to be what you want.

  2. ChiquitaQ October 17, 2005 at 10:08 pm #

    Wow- what a song… I hope everything works out with the job.  Love you!

  3. whiskeyzipper October 17, 2005 at 10:12 pm #

    I’m not sure who you meant by “both,” but I read your blog.

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