Wednesday, October 15, 2003


I remember as a little girl, my mother was (and still is) a Nat King Cole fan. This has always been one of our favorite tunes. Hearing this song, I can close my eyes, and almost feel my head leaning on her shoulder again, as she played the piano and sang this song to me when I was sad, or had to stay home from school, sick. Today is day 5 that Stephen has been sick. Although I can’t play the piano or sing like mama, I play it in the CD player for him. As you can see, he is one who *smiles* no matter what. He is in bed sick, and yet he smiles. I am smiling too as I type this, though my heart is aching..


Smile, though your heart is aching.
Smile, even though it's breaking.
Though there are clouds in the sky,
You'll get by...

If you smile through your fears and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through--for you

If you just light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear may be ever, ever so near.

That's the time you must keep on trying.
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find life is worthwhile
If you'll just smile


jslack605 said...

I believe that song is in the movie 'Hope Floats', it was a good movie.
You are a great photographer, I wonder if you have some pretty autumn leaves or scenes nearby that you could take a picture of. Truth is though, I like green leaves the best because it means that it's summer.

aims814 said...

jslack, funny you mentioned that. I have that movie! I loved it so much, my mom bought it for me. Believe it or not, it's one of Stephen's favorite movies too. The song by Garth Brooks (to make you feel my love) is our song. He loves to dance with me when that song comes on. He sings to me like, "ehhh, ehhhh" and pats me on the back. And yes, Smile is on that soundtrack.

slowmotionlife said...

Awww.. it's so hard with those babies are sick. Is he feeling any better today? I'll be thinking about him. Wish I was close enough to send over a big pot of my potato soup.