So many people have asked me about the song lyrics from yesterdayâ€™s blog about my son that I decided to post the video here. Itâ€™s a scene from the movie â€œMamma Mia.â€
Youâ€™ll note the stage is set differently. Thatâ€™s Meryl Streep, not me. And itâ€™s her daughter getting married, not her son going away.
If you donâ€™t cry when you watch this, youâ€™ve never left home, or you’ve never had a mommy, or youâ€™ve never had a child leave, or you are carved out of stone and aluminum with a heart fashioned from wrought iron. You know who you are.
One thing I forgot to mention yesterday was that before we left home, my son wandered through the whole house, telling me he just wanted to take it all in and remember it.
It was then that I realized heâ€™d be just fine. He had already balanced on that teeter totter inside himself between knowing he wanted to leave but that leaving changed everything.
Something I couldnâ€™t teach him.
If you can’t make the video work, here’s the link straight to YouTube.