Because of You

Day twenty-five of our photo journey …

As I listened to the song, tears began streaming down my face.

“Because of you I never stray too far from the sidewalk . . . “

Because of you, I learned to play on the safe side ...

“Because of you, I learned to play on the safe side, so I don’t get hurt.”

Because of you, I am afraid.

“Because of you, I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me. Because of you, I am afraid.”

Lyrics from Because of You (Kelly Clarkson)

But somehow, just for a moment, I had forgotten the power and strength of this little girl . . .

 Today is the day of a reckoning . . .

“Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing, let the whole world know, that today is the day of a reckoning . . . “

It's Independence Day!

“Let the weak be strong, Let the right be wrong. Roll the stone away. Let the guilty pay. It’s Independence Day!”

Lyrics from Independence Day (Martina McBride)

She has the strength, intelligence, and power to choose her future and she is not going to let anyone forget that. I am so proud of her!

Cricket Walker

(10) Comments

  1. Martha
    MarthaAug 09, 2007

    She is a true treasure! Just like her mom!


  2. Pam
    PamAug 09, 2007

    Today is a special day in your photo trek. It shows in your work. Both of you draw on each other’s strength.

  3. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerAug 09, 2007

    She is an incredible kid. 🙂

  4. Shar
    SharAug 10, 2007

    and you should be… very proud of her. And of yourself for being there for her. She is just beautiful!

  5. Christy
    ChristyAug 10, 2007

    you do have an incredible kid – who wouldn’t be so incredible without a mom as incredible as you.

  6. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerAug 10, 2007

    She is doing a good job of raising her mama! 🙂

  7. Frank
    FrankAug 12, 2007

    Just goes to show you, when you surround yourself with positive people and thoughts in life any challange can be overcome. The two of you are there for each other. What more could you ask for:) Both of you are doing a great job “raising” each other:)

  8. Misti
    MistiAug 18, 2007

    Gosh, Haley is looking more and more like you the older she gets. She is so darn Pretty. 🙂

  9. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerAug 18, 2007

    @ Frank – We definitely lean on each other.

    @ Misti – She looks just like her older sister. 🙂

  10. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerMay 30, 2009

    The strength of this child never ceases to maze me . . .

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