I rarely share videos or music and I really don’t enjoy the auto-music that can be found on some blogs. I don’t ever write about songs or lyrics but today is a different story because the images and the lyrics to this one video moved me – and of course I wanted to share my experience with you.
My husband pulled me aside the other night and played this music video for me by Taylor Swift. It was the first time I ever saw the video or heard the song and by the end, I was crying. It was one of the best music videos I’ve ever watched and some of the most beautiful lyrics written. It’s a video completely comprised of raw footage from home videos of her life.
I saw myself in that little girl.
I saw myself in that daughter growing up.
I saw my own mother and our beautiful relationship.
And because I saw myself in that mother who was watching it all take place.
Memories of my own childhood immediately came to me and the memories I am making right now with my own children suddenly came to light. Yes, by the end of this video I was crying – crying because it’s the realization that my kids are growing up so fast and there isn’t a damn thing I can do about it…
Other than to hold my husband’s hand and recognize that we’re having the best days with them.