I meant to write this about 2 months ago when my boys were still living at home and my -not -yet then daughter in law, were there watching videos as I walked in from work. They all started laughing and said, "Mom, this song is dedicated to you! It's like how you are!" Of course I was curious to know what the song was all about. It sounded good from the door...
As I watched the video with my little family, we laughed and I commented how the bedroom in the video reminded me of my boys' room they shared when they were little. So creative and interesting. So many toys and funny collections and fun. I felt tender, sentimental feelings sitting there that evening, watching videos and laughing and joking around. Precious dear moments to me. These were the finest people I knew. Even though we had some hard times, last year happen in our family, it didn't change our closeness or good fun. It had changed our home and family, but everything was never as it seemed anyways. I had been hoping and praying, but everything, I learned was never as it seemed.
They told me to listen to the words as we were laughing because I am dramatic, imaginative, and sometimes exaggerate to make them laugh and tell some pretty wild, crazy stories to get their attention, which of course they find hard to believe are true. Like the song... "ten million fireflies...'cause everything is never as it seems.." But what is true, we have had some great adventures, traditions and fun, my sons and I. We have so many memories together. And my son's new wife, who fits perfectly in our family, is truly a new wonderful part it now too.
After all the fun and laughing was over and now they have moved to their own new little places, even if one is right above my head, upstairs in a little studio apartment he's creating, and the other one and his new wife, live just a few miles away, I am reminded tonight, how true like the song says, "I'd like to make myself believe the Planet Earth turns slowly... I am weird' cause I hate goodbyes...I got misty eyed as they said farewells..." I want life to go more slowly. I don't want more misty eyes and say farewells...
My boys and new daughter in law are beautiful souls and artists. They are my fireflies. I am glad they are in my life and dreams. I thought they would stay little boys forever, like in the video, their imaginative,colorful room, with ten million fireflies, but it is okay..and so are misty eyes sometimes... we have new adventures and on Plant Earth and I will pretend it is not going fast but slowly...
Artist & Storyteller
"The grass fadeth and the flower, but the word of our God shall stand forever." -Isaiah 40:8