It’s been a while since I have posted in AOM, mainly because I’ve been focusing on my own personal blog. And just life has the habit of, well, passing.
I wanted to share this post because for the first time (as in I’ve felt this way for a while and couldn’t quite identify it.) in a long time, I feel happy. Like smiley-happy. Light-hearted happy.
There have been so many wonderful additions to my life, and I continue to be grateful for each one.
What prompted this blog post: I was on the way to work this morning when I heard this song, and it took me a bit to place it:
“Because I Love You”
When I first heard the song, I’m like, “Why do I know this”
And then I had a memory of Bu and I walking the path to her house from mine.
And then I heard the lyrics and so thought of my mom, so these are for her:
“You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I’m grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don’t know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you.”
And to my Bu:
“You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ’cause you believed
everything I am
Because you loved me.