My highly musical family sings it together at all sorts of gatherings such as our family reunions, our graduations, our weddings, and our funerals. It has been with us through our greatest joys and triumphs as a family, as well as our deepest sorrows and pains. It means so much to me that it is challenging to sing it because of the lump of emotion that rises in my throat when I do. Even hearing these strangers sing it brings a mist of tears to my eyes. It is so beautiful and full of meaning for me. For us.
"This is my family. They are a part of me. They make me shine. There love is mine. I know that I can be all I expect to be. I know that I'll be free to fly. Soar with eagles.
Now every time I sing I will be remembering that laughter rings when someone sings of love. I know that I can be all I expect to be. I know that I'll be free to fly. Soar with eagles.
Let laughter ring! Let children sing their songs of joy and love! Songs of love from above. Songs of love.
There is a world of need. Full of hunger, full of sadness, full of greed. But a new light shines. Its this family of mine. I know that we can be all we expect to be. I know that we'll be free to fly. Soar with eagles."
And they have enriched my life and helped shape me into the woman I am today. For which I am so eternally grateful.
|Flowers transplanted from my grandmother's garden which were gifted to me by my mom.|