What I'm after is a song that reminds you of something, that has a story for you. Not necessarily your favourite song or a even a song that you love, but a song that instantly takes you back to that time and place.
Well, I promised Tara and Pippad no more emotional posts for a while, but then I read the details of the meme and I cried. I didn't need to think twice about my choice of song, in fact it was playing on the radio the other day and I cried then and switched it off. I couldn't listen to it.
The song is You're still the One by Shania Twain and it reminds me of IJ.
It was the song that was playing when she was born.
It reminds me of my incredible love for her, a love that has grown over the years and continues to do so.
It reminds of the panic I felt initially when IJ was born unresponsive. Of course she pulled through but it was an anxious few minutes waiting to find out if she was okay.
And it reminds me that when IJ was born, no member of my family was present.
And these lines ring so true:
Looks like we made it
Look how far we've come my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we'd get there someday
They said, "I bet they'll never make it"
But just look at us holding on
We're still together still going strong
So you'll understand that it's a song that provokes too many emotions to list here. I can't listen to the song yet, six years on.
One day I will and when I do, I'll be holding my beautiful daughter very close and very tightly and she'll probably tell me to pull myself together and stop behaving like an idiot!
But I'll still be telling her I love her.
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