Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Today Is My Birthday...

"Today is my birthday, and all that I want…is to dig through this big box of pictures in my kitchen ‘til the daylight’s gone.

This one here’s my Mama, with the long brown hair. I’m 40 years older today than she was in that picture there.

But if life stayed the way it was, And lovers never fell out of love, If memories didn’t last so long, If nobody did nobody wrong, If we knew what we had before it was gone, If every road led back home, This would be…the very last country song.

These are all my babies, Lord knows how we survived. The first one was hard and the last one wasn’t planned, what a big surprise. That’s him with his Daddy’s eyes.

I loved the man in this one; it’s faded but I don’t care. There are nights when I wake up and know he’s beside me I swear. Sometimes I still feel him there.

But if life stayed the way it was, And lovers never fell out of love, If memories didn’t last so long, If nobody did nobody wrong, If we knew what we had before it was gone, If every road led back home, This would be…the very last country song.

If we knew what we had before it was gone, If every road led back home, This would be…the very last country song."

From me: If you've heard this song, you know how beautiful it is. It's written and recorded by Sugarland, and I thought it was fitting for me today. The top picture is my Mom at 1 year old. Bottom picture is me at 1 year old. Miss you, Mom...more today than any other day.

8 comments:

Karen Faulkner said...

A very beautiful tribute to your mother.

Regina said...

Very Happy Birthday to you Kelly! I hope the day brings you many moments to treasure. xo God bless you.

Maria said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly. I'm so sorry you are missing your mom today. I can't imagine your pain. Hope you had a nice celebration with your family today. ((hugs))

cath c said...

i hope your day was wonderful.

i can't help but notice the strong genes running through your generations! my goodness, put a pic of your little curli-que next to those of your mother and you, yikes! could be the same person. both sarah and livvie have that face, too, curls or none.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely tribute. I did not realize that your birthday was yesterday. My Kelli's is today - she turned 30 making me feel really old. Happy Birthday Kelly (a little late).


*&%$ Nancy

ELLIE said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND - May all your wishes and dreams come true!!
You deserve the best - sorry I am late - but the wishes come from the heart!
take care--Ellie

Maria said...

Kelly, I downloaded that song just now from iTunes and it's beautiful. I just had to hear it after reading those incredibly touching lyrics.

Robin in Las Vegas said...

If asked I would say they are the same child, my how you took after your Mother! From the hair even to the shape of your smiles. Thank you for the comment on my fairy postcard, so glad to see your blog too.