You see this person is one of those people that you may not think of much. But sometimes when you think back or get reminded you can’t help but smile. I have a few of those people in my life. The dialogue was brief but it left an impression that kept me smiling today. It took me back to the summer of 1997. I have quite a few memories of this person. One particular memory and the summer of 97 really stick out in my head though. So, here I am with a smile on my face and sometimes a little giggle.
My friend and I have spoke about these rides before. So, it wasn’t surprising when I mentioned it to her on the phone this morning. I wanted to share my ride with her. I believe we all probably take these rides. I think for mommies, it’s when your riding down the road alone and a song comes on that takes you back. Because honestly, when are you actually listening to your music when the kids are in the car! It’s nice to go back and relive those moments and remember…to remember the freedom and the laughter and to remember those special moments you have with old friends that no one can take away.
And then she said, “But we’re not free. We’re wives and mom’s now.” Thanks. Thanks a lot. Here I am taking my little ride and you bring me back to reality.
Now I’m not saying that I would change anything as it is today. But isn’t it nice to mentally escape sometimes. I’ve done some pretty wild and crazy things in my little lifetime. I have had moments of regret just like any body else. But I have also had some pretty awesome friends in my lifetime, too. Friends that make me smile when I think about the moments we had together.
If you haven't listened to this song...it's a must. This song takes me back to that place…now understand…the lady in this video is