To my darling Peanut....
You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine,
Just own the night like the 4th of July
Cause baby your a firework,
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go oh, oh, oh
As you shoot across the sky
Baby your a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make 'em go Oh, Oh, Oh
Your gonna leave 'em falling down.
You don't have to feel like a wasted space
Your ORIGINAL, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe the reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt your heart will blow
and when it's time you'll know.
As we were driving home from North Carolina, Firework by Katy Perry came on my iPod. And my sweet peanut was in the back seat sound asleep. It usually takes her a while to fall asleep. She is a ball of energy, and life, and love. But not everyone understands her, I have always thought that she beats to the beat of her own drummer, that she will be the most eccentric of my children and I am guilty of not allowing her to be herself at times. I started crying as I was watching her sleep and listening to the lyrics. She is an ORIGINAL. I don't want her to be the same as everyone else. I want her to be herself. This world is so much about putting everyone into the same mold. It's not what I want for my kids.
I am a very plain girl, I wish I was different and loud and eccentric sometimes. I wish I was as free as Peanut is. Today, we took a picture together with my phone and she wanted to put a caption underneath the photo. She typed, "be happy with everyone". WOW!!! Be happy with everyone, love everyone for who they are, not who they will become or who you want them to be. My sweet sweet peanut, teaching me when I have set out to teach her.