The Slice of Life Challenge is hosted by Two Writing Teachers.
This is totally random but last night we somehow got onto the topic of Jessica Simpson and her music. I loved her songs when she was actually singing songs (now I don't even know what she does...). I ended up listening to her In This Skin album and remembered this song:
She sings this song to her dad and it's beautiful. When I got married, I danced to this song with my dad for our dance together. I'm such a daddy's girl. He helped me to become the strong person that I am and to be able to deal with anything difficult that comes my way. I doubt that many people are familiar with this song but I love it so I wanted to share it.
It's so interesting how we move through stages in our lives. I'm so lucky that in everything I have been through, I have always had my parents to support me. I can't imagine going through some experiences without them.
When I first read the short story "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros, it really made me think about how we carry around our experiences with us. I love how she explains that even though the main character is five, she still carries around the 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1-year-old versions of herself. I love the notion that even though I am 32, there are times when I might feel like a younger version of me. A younger version who gets emotional about things or needs a hug sometimes. This song reminds me of that story. It's about being the adult that I am but at the same time being my parents' daughter no matter what. I love you mom and dad!