"I'm still standing..."

Today I picked up my 4 year old son and his teacher gleamed and giggled as she passed him to me. She smiled at me and said, Vernon had the whole class singing today a song he heard with mommy...I said, " Really!? What was it?!"... 

She said he broke out into song and dance in front of his class reciting the lyrics to "I'm still standing" by Elton John...my heart skipped a beat and I felt an overwhelming rush of joyful emotion and reassurance...

How fitting that he sang that and she told me that (then) and a million other memories and flashbacks came gaping into my mind washing away any fear, doubt, or loss...bringing a jolt of joy, energy, and future possibility. 

Often my best teachers are my kids. Love you Vern. You light up my soul. I'll always stand with you❤ 

Yes y'all, I'm still standing... 

 

 "You could never know what it's like

Your blood like winter freezes just like ice

And there's a cold lonely light that shines from you

You'll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use

And did you think this fool could never win

Well, look at me, I'm a-coming back again

I got a taste of love in a simple way

And if you need to know while I'm still standing you just fade away

Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did

Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid

And I'm still standing after all this time

Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

Once I never could hope to win

You starting down the road leaving me again

The threats you made were meant to cut me down

And if our love was just a circus you'd be a clown by now

You know I'm still standing better than I ever did

Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid

I'm still standing after all this time

Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did

Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid

And I'm still standing after all this time

Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm still standing." -Elton John

 https://youtu.be/69Ej0uXR01g

 

 

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