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    Day 6: Song That Makes You Cry (PART 2)

    For all the times I felt cheated, I complainedYou know how I love to complainFor all the wrongs I repeated, though I was to blameI still cursed that rainI didn’t have a prayer, didn’t have a clueThen out of the blueGod gave me you to show me what’s realThere’s more to life than just how I feelAnd all that I’m worth is right before my eyesAnd all that I live for though I didn’t know whyNow I do, ’cause God gave me youFor all the times I wore my self pity like a favorite shirtAll wrapped up in that hurtFor every glass I saw, I saw half emptyNow it overflows…

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    Addy’s Third Birthday Letter

    I have tried writing your birthday post several dozen times today, but I just can’t find adequate words. You are just too much to contain in a single blog post. Too much personality. Too much charm. Too much mischief. Too much everything. But, just right. There hasn’t been a single day in the last three years that you haven’t brought joy, laughter and so much love. Oh how much you’ve grown! I cannot get my head around the fact that it’s been three years since you came into my life. It seems like yesterday you were toddling around, muttering words and sounds.  Now you are a boy who runs, jumps, sings, speaks in full…

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    Day 6: Songs That Makes You Cry

    Samson by Regina Spektor The whole song is a Biblical allusion to Samson and Delilah. I don’t really want to explain it right now, but by”sweetest downfall” it kind of means that it was better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, that kind of thing.  Because Samson’s hair is cut by her, he is vulnerable and led to his death (his hair was the source of his power) but he knew this, almost as if he asked her to cut it, because he loved her and she loved him. I considered Addy as my sweetest downfall. For me, I’d rather have him alone than…