Monday, February 23, 2015

Wind Beneath My Wings

I had a huge achievement in my writing career last week. Waking the Beast hit the top 100 on Amazon, going as high as #30 while hitting #1 on the Paranormal Romance list. It also reached as high as #5 on Barnes and Noble and #9 on Kobo. I can't even begin to convey how that feels. But it was the moment I was told hitting that high has netted me a new title that my heart felt like it would explode. I am officially a National Bestselling Author. Me! Who would have ever imagined?

My mother... She would have imagined this for me. And she was absolutely the first person I wanted to call when I heard the words. Unfortunately, heaven doesn't have phone reception so I had to imagine the conversation, hear her pride in my accomplishment. That's the thing, I can easily do that because I never once doubted it once I became an adult. Childhood? Totally different story, lol. But as a woman, a wife, and a mother, I came to appreciate and understand her even more. Then I lost her, far to soon to the ravaging disease known as cancer.

So I heard the words...National Bestselling Author... and I wanted to call my mom. Out of everyone in my life, she is still the first person I want to share things with. So I started crying and babbling (thank God the neighbors didn't hear me). Those three words may not mean much to some people, but for me it's a validation that I did make the right choice when I decided to follow this dream. And in my head (and my heart) I heard my mother tell me how proud she was. I could hear her tell me she always knew I'd reach my goals.

So today, I sit and think of my mom and how much I miss her. There's one song that always makes me think of her, and I think it probably applies to a lot of moms out there. A lot of them are content to sit in the shadows while their children shine, content to be the wind beneath their children's wings. I know my mom was.

Hey, mom, I'm flying. I'm really flying.

"Wind Beneath My Wings"

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
It must have been cold there in my shadow,
to never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way.
You always walked a step behind.

So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.

Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you.

Did you ever know that you're my hero?
You're everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

Did I ever tell you you're my hero?
You're everything, everything I wish I could be.
Oh, and I, I could fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

Oh, the wind beneath my wings.
You, you, you, you are the wind beneath my wings.
Fly, fly, fly away. You let me fly so high.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.

Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you,
thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings


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Wishing you all an amazing week! If you haven't picked up Waking the Beast yet, it will remain $0.99 through the 26th. Available at Amazon, B&N, ARe, Kobo, and Resplendence Publishing (at sale price). 



Happy Reading!

Lacey Thorn
It's your world...unlaced...

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