When my children grew up and moved away from home, memories of days gone by became my constant companions. Many things trigger these memories – a statement, a photo, a chance acquaintance from the past, and certain songs.
Years ago when my children were under 5 years old, they use to sing the song, “Somewhere Out There” from the movie, “The American Tale.” They would watch the movie over and over again singing along with the animal characters. They sang the song so much that they began to sound just like these characters. I remember watching them from afar and smiling in amazement. It was so adorable and heart-warming. Obviously, their voices have matured since then – but, the memories are alive and well. Now when I listen to the song, I drift back in time. The lyrics take on a meaning of their own. The composer speaks of love and the dream of finding it someday (somewhere out there).
This sweet tune has a prophetic message for me in that both my children, having sung this song so many times, have found this love.
Jen has found her ‘true’ love and is soon to be married and John has found his soul-mate – someone he loves with all his heart and will no doubt marry in the near future. This triggers my smile.
Yep, memories are precious moments stored in our hearts forever and dreams really do come true.