Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just A Wish Away

Writer's Workshop
Describe a memorable gift. Why was it important to you?
I've talked before about my anxiety disorder. It's rough and I've dealt with it my entire life. As far back as I can remember, I've felt anxious for reasons I didn't understand. My panic attacks were usually in the morning & I felt most anxious about school. I did well in school. I had lots of friends. I joined groups and clubs and teams. There was no reason for me to be anxious... but I was. My Mom would bring me to school every day. Some days I would manage to get out of the car and walk in by myself and have a perfectly fine day. Some days my Mom would walk me in and leave once I was in my classroom. Some days my Mom would stay at school with me all day(She would sit in my classroom and help the teacher just to make sure I was okay. She would stay until I said I was alright. SHE IS AMAZING.) Some days I just couldn't make it to school. One morning while sitting in the car with my Mom in front of my school... (waiting to see what kind of day it was going to be) a song we'd never heard came on. It was Faith Hill-You Can't Lose Me. After the first chorus we were both in tears and holding hands. That day I got out of the car and walked in alone. It was a good day. From that day forward, that was OUR SONG. Everytime we would sign a note or card, we would use the lyrics of the song as the closing. It never failed... each birthday, christmas, congrats, i love you card I would recieve from her, would be signed(and still is)"Just A Wish Away, Mama".

Last year for my Birthday, my Mom handed me a card and a little box wrapped in sparkly pink paper. I opened the card and scanned it for those familiar words. Instead, she signed it with different words from the song..."I am here and I will always be..., Mama". "Hrmm?", I thought. "Did she forget which words she normally puts?" I smiled anyway & opened the pink box. Inside was a beautiful necklace with my initials on it. Under it was a note that said, "Turn it over." There, engraved on the back of the pendant, were the words I was looking for...

"Just A Wish Away, Mama"

"You can't lose me
Bet your life
I am here and I will always be
Just a wish away
Wherever you go
No matter how far
My love is where you are
You won't be lost if you believe
You can't lose me"
The rest of the lyrics are worth listening to! I have the song on my player at the bottom of the page if you want to restart it :)

13 love notes:

  1. That is such a sweet story. Now I'm sitting here at work all misty-eyed! Sounds like you have an amazing mama. :)

  2. What a great bond you have with your Mommy!! I hope Taylor and I have that type of relationship! BTW-love the necklace.

  3. that is such a beautiful and thoughtful present!!!

  4. What an incredible gift for you. It sounds like you and your mom are very close, how special! That necklace is a keeper!

  5. That's so awesome. I got all choked up! What a beautiful and memorable gift, I'm glad you shared it with us!

  6. what a great gift and a wonderful post. TFS

  7. It's a very beautiful story, Lace. :)You have it around your neck most of the times right? It should be. So precious :)

  8. Oh my gosh! This is such a special story! It made me call my Mom and tell her how much I love her : ). What a beautiful gift. Moms are the best, aren't they? It sounds like yours is especially special.

  9. I. am. bawling. What a sweet mom you have!

  10. That is such an amazing story, and mom! I love the necklace.

  11. I love your mom. I'll make you a deal. You can be our adopted auntie to the kids, if your mom will adopt me.

    By the person played along with Fashion Friday. So, it was a big success. ;-)


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