Sunday, September 25, 2011

Jamie O'Neal

Somebody's Hero

"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

oh oh
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 oh oh oh
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 mother with a spoon
And that smile lets her know oh oh
Her mother's smile lets her know oh oh
She's somebody's hero"

"Somebody's Hero" - Jamie O'Neal

A few years ago, one of my best, and most loyal friends told me that this song always made her think of her mom.  Someone selfless, who was there for her no matter what.  I agreed instantly, reminded of the unconditional love I feel daily from my own mother.  There's something about the way a mother loves that is indescribable, and yet completely familiar.  That love is so strong and so pure and I feel so blessed to have an incredible mother who taught me how to love unconditionally as well.

The friend I mentioned is now a mother too.  And she is a great one.  I have watched her become the role model that she saw in her mom.  She is kind, compassionate, strong and unwavering.  She loves with more of her heart than most of the people on this planet.  I am so proud of the mother she has become, and incredibly thankful to call her my friend.  Happy 25th Birthday, Angel!  You are not just somebody's hero... you're mine! I love you!

Love True-

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