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Reminders

Guest Author - Danielle Hollister

Reminders



Reminders

Without a doubt, there are more than two songs that remind me of my Grannio every time I hear them. Some make me smile, most make me cry... as I remember this special lady who was such a positive influence in my life.

My tears are for me - as I will always mourn my loss of this wonderful woman, who was my mom, my grandmother, my best friend and my most loyal, constant source of unconditional love and support.

Below are the lyrics to two of the tunes that make me think of my Grannio.

The first one is older and was actually released before she died last year - so I was able to share that song with her (by playing the CD and by writing the words down on paper - probably more than once - and presenting it to her with flowers when she was in the nursing home.)

The second one is newer and my Grannio never got to hear it - (and ironically it probably would not mean as much to me if it had come out prior to her death - Just read the lyrics or click on the "Listen to a Clip" link and you'll understand why...


Because You Loved Me
by Celine Dion

from her album

To listen to a clip of this incredible song

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through
Through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch The sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love, I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me

Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved
By you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love
Into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because
Of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

To listen to a clip of this incredible song



The Baby
by Blake Shelton

from his album

To listen to a clip of this incredible song

My brother said that
I was rotten to the core
I was the youngest child
So I got by with more

I guess she was tired by
The time I came along
She'd laugh until she'd cried
I could do no wrong

SHE WOULD ALWAYS SAVE ME
BECAUSE I WAS HER BABY

I worked a factory in Ohio
A shrimp bode in the bayou
I drove a truck in Birmingham
I turned 21 in Cincinnati

I called home to mom and daddy
I said your boy is now man
She said I don't care if you're eighty
You'll always be my baby

She loved that photograph
Of our whole family
She'd always point us out
For all her friends to see

That's Greg he's doing great
He really loves his job
And Ronnie with his two kids
How 'bout that wife's he got?

And that one's kinda crazy
But that one is MY BABY

I got a call in Alabama
Said come on home to Louisiana
And come as fast as you can fly
Cause your mama really needs you
And says she's gotta see you
She might not make it through the night

The whole way I drove 80
So she could see HER BABY

She look like she was sleeping
And my family had been weeping
by the time that I got to her side
I knew that she had been taken
And my heart it was breakin

I never got to say goodbye
I softly kissed that lady
and cried just like A BABY

To listen to a clip of this incredible song



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