Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Writer's Workshop: Did You Ever Know That Your My HERO???

It's homework time again...... MamaKat had some good prompts again this week...of course, like always, as she is so creative and smart :)!!! And yes, I am really sucking up so I can get extra credit points!! I chose the prompt: "If you were starring on American Idol TONIGHT and HAD to sing, what song would you choose and why".


For this prompt I am going to pretend that I can actually sing, as I am pretty sure I would break some glass with my screeching. Ok, so I have a beautiful voice and I am going to sing "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler......and let me tell you why:


The very first concert I ever went to was with my mom to see Bette Midler (and please don't take away my cool card)...and ever since then, that was our song...well actually, it was MY song to her.

In the first verse it talks about her being in my shadow...always letting me shine...always walking a step behind. And how true that was.... She always made sure that I "shined". She did all she could to motivate me and make me succeed.....even if it meant moving aside to let me through!!

And of course, the chorus... "Did you ever know that you're my hero? You're everything I wish I could be. I could fly higher than an eagle,for you are the wind beneath my wings." There is no statement that is more true than that. My mom was MY HERO...she was everything I want to be (i long to be the woman..the mother...the wife that she was)..and I could fly higher than eagle as long as she was the wind that pushed me along!!!

As a matter of fact, on Mother's Day a few years ago, we got her a picture frane with a collage of pictures; and around each single person picture (kids and me) we each wrote something around it.... The kids wrote "i love you nanny"..best grama"..etc. And I wrote the words of the chrous around a picture of her and I.

Back to American Idol.... I would sing that song as good and as loud as I could. And as long as I could get through it without crying, I'm sure I would get a standing O as everyone would be blown away at my talent (ok, ok...I'm getting a little carried away, I know!!); and the reason it would be so good is because she would be there, in spirit...my angel.... the "wind beneath my wings".


Oh and that song would be the first of many, because I'm sure I would make it to the finals...and then ultimately I would be the "next american idol". Wow...how cool would that be for all of you, huh?? You could say that you "know" an american idol..woohoo!! I know--full of myself again!!)

11 comments:

April said...

That was very sweet. And, I'd vote for ya!

Red Thread said...

What a sweet post, to the hero in your life. I add my vote too.

Michelle said...

That is a great song to pick!

Simply AnonyMom said...

I am so sappy that I mist when I hear that song. I would certainly vote you to the finals!

Emily said...

ahh very precious post! id vote for ya;)

Carrin said...

That is very very sweet!

Can I be your back up singer? I'm sure you would need some one with my kind of (bad) pipes!

Paige said...

What a sweet post! That was my dance with my dad song at my wedding

Dan said...

Good song and great reasoning!

I get emotional hearing Beaches for a different set of reasons - Bette seems to have a had a number of emotion heart strings in her songs.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I'd vote for you as long as your blog didn't play it when I visit!

Diva Ma said...

You've got my vote!

blueviolet said...

Your cool card is intact with that choice! It's such a beautiful song and your reasoning is wonderful!