Mama I Love You


When my girls were little, they loved loved LOVED the Spice Girls. They watched Spice World so many times, they probably burned a hole in the tape, (VHS tape: coming soon to your next "Remember when" story.) The song they used to sing to me in their little voices: ♪Mama, I love you, Mama I care♪
Of course, they didn't know what any of the other words meant, they just thought it was a cool song they could sing to me.

Now, we're going through the teen years, and they are trying to spread their wings, and fly. I have to be an air traffic controller, and point them in the right direction. Sometimes, there are flight delays, and, sometimes, I have to just take over and fly for them. Most days are great, but somedays, I question whether I'm doing the right thing. Should I be harder, or softer, should I give in, or stand firm. These decisions I struggle with because I love them, and I only want the best for them, whatever that best may be.

My hope is that someday, they will find more meaning in the song they used to sing to me, and understand that I am here for them, with love.

She used to be my only enemy and never let me be free

Catching me in places that I knew I should'nt be
Every other day I crossed the line I didn't mean to be so bad
I never thought you would become the friend I never had
Back then I didn't know why
Why you were misunderstood
So now I see through your eyes
All that you did was love
Mama I love you.Mama I care
Mama I love you . Mama my friend. You're my friend
I didn't want to hear it then but I'm not ashamed to say it now
Every little thing you said and did was right for me
I had a lot of to think about,about the way I usedto be
Never had a sense of my responsibility
Back then I didn't know why
Why you were misunderstood
So now I see through your eyes, all that you did was love
Mama, I love you. Mama, I care
Mama, I love you. Mama ,my friend. You're my friend
But now I'm sure I know why,
Why you were misunderstood
So now I see through your eyes
All I can give you is love is love
Mama I love you. Mama, I care
Mama, I love you. Mama, my friend,You're my friend
Mama, I love you, Mama ,I care

Mama, I love you, Mama, my friend, You're my friend