That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love

The movie Beaches is a favorite. I saw the movie as a teenager and came home to tell my mom all about it. “Will you come to the theatre and watch with me?” I can only imagine her response and the joy to have a teenage daughter stop her world and want to see a movie with her mom. I recently saw a post from a dear friend on Facebook. She posted a selfie with her and her older son. She noted that time was the greatest gift a child can give to a parent.

Time.

It’s been over 40 years since my mom and I went to that movie together. Time has ticked on one second at a time until the years have brought so many stories, events, and longings fulfilled. Some we are still praying and hoping for.

Isn’t it amazing how time has a way of taking your thoughts and remembrances and crafting a new way of thinking. It’s the cotton candy at 5 years old, and then the cotton candy you buy for your grandchildren at the fair 40 years later. For us, it’s the turkey leg we bought our granddaughter, Adelaide, at the fair. She was about 3 years old holding this huge King Henry the VIII turkey leg chowing down. We still laugh at that small moment in time. If you find the picture Victoria, please share with me. Did we take one? It’s etched in my mind! So no worries if you can’t find it.

She found it!!! See below! ❤️❤️❤️

The movie came to a close. My husband walked in the room and asked, “Are you watching Beaches?” He was a little surprised. I guess he saw it as random.

“Yes, I am.”

The last song was played and Bette Midler sang to my heart.

Mom, some friendships last forever. Thank you for the time…………

“This is a song I’ve been singing for a long time.
It’s like an old friend.
But, you know, I think it,
it’s only recently that I discovered what it’s really about.

“You’ve got to give a little, take a little,
and let your poor heart break a little.
That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.

You’ve got to laugh a little, cry a little,
until the clouds roll by a little.
That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.

As long as there’s the two of us,
we’ve got the world and all it’s charms.
And when the world is through with us,
we’ve got each other’s arms.

You’ve got to win a little, lose a little,
yes, and always have the blues a little.
That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.
That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.”

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