My sincere apologies to all my faithful subscribers, until recently, I have put out a newsletter weekly. I have acquired some new work and have two children graduating this year, which has required my presence at many different functions. In light of that fact, I thought I would give you a glimpse of how music functions in our family. This week, as I sat working, my daughter needed to use my computer and had an assignment to write. “Give a tittle of a song, and what that songs means to you; Here is what she wrote:
As some of you may know, my mom is a music therapist so I am constantly hearing various genres of music all day long. She has a passion for music and shares her passion with my brothers and I. I listen to her sometimes decent music, while other times I have to put my own headphones on while she is listening to music that is suitable for her younger clients. Even though, we don’t always agree on what is “good music” I bite the bullet and listen to her music as she does for me
I am not particularly the biggest fan of country, but the song “My Wish” really relates to my family. The lyrics stood out to us and were full of meaning at the point in our lives when this song was popular. At the time, the school I was going to since I was three years old closed, my brother was going to high school, and my mom was starting a new job. (at this point in our lives, I worked at the school my children attended) The lyrics state, “…if one door opens to another door closed I hope you keep on walkin’ ‘til you find the window” were extremely appropriate at the time. Even though I was upset, my window opened when I came to Saint Nick’s and met new friends and teachers. My brother’s window opened for the same reason. My mom’s window opened when she left her job as a preschool teacher and found her original passion of music therapy.
The lyrics in this song remind people that everything happens for a reason. Even if it may seem bad at the beginning, things will get better. Sometimes things don’t go the way we want and we can’t find “the door” so we all have to look for the open window because it will always be there. We should all take chances and don’t regret them. This song also portrays the meaning of a family. My mom and dad want what is best for my brothers and I and the lyrics in this song clearly apply to how all parents feel about their children. I know my parents will support me in what I do and will be cheering me on at the finish line. Whether the load is great or small, a family will be there to help you through it all.
We don’t always know what are children are picking up , verbal or not. A nice little reminder for me. I hope you don’t mind me sharing a glimpse of “My Wish” with you!
Antoinette Morrison MT-BC