Friday, April 1, 2011

she's got a way about her

all day my memory has been returning to an experience i had in august 2009.
i was anxiously waiting to learn if there would be a positive or negative pregnancy test.
in this particular moment i just so happened to be driving alone in the car.
the song "she's got a way" by billy joel came on.
i began kind of humming along,
but the lyrics began to almost entangle me.

"she's got a way about her
i don't know what it is,
but i know that i can't live without her....
she's got a smile that heals me
i don't know what it is
but i have to laugh when she reveals me...
she comes to me when i'm feelin' down
inspires me without a sound
she touches me and i get turned around
she's got a way of showin'
how i make her feel
and i find the strength to keep on goin'
she's got a light around her
and everywhere she goes
a million dreams of love surround her

hearing this song in the exact way i did put my curiosity to rest.
i knew i was pregnant,
and i knew i was pregnant with maggie,
and i was quite certain our relationship would be like the one described in this song.
and it has been.
this baby already has such a special way about her.
her smile can always heal me and just about everyone else who sees her.
she's got a light around her,
and i know a million dreams of love surround her everywhere she goes.

this has always been her theme song.
it's one i sing to her often and have since the day i heard it in the car.
my continual birthday wish for this baby of mine is that this song will always be so fitting,
that she will always have that light in her eye
and the ability to lift others.
i know i don't want to ever have to live without her.

happy birthday, maggie.


aubrey said...

What a lovely lady. We love you Maggie Happy Birthday! Thanks Jen for being such a wonderful sister-in-law. Your countenance in the last year is something I envy and strive for. xoxoxox

Ryan and Amy Harvey said...

She certainly does have a way about her, definitely a fitting theme song for Miss Mag!

Ganny said...

She is just precious!!!!!!

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