We all have that one song in our heads. It’s the lyrics you can relate to; it brings back memories and basically sums up everything you’ve experienced in life.
For me, that song is “Wonder” by Natalie Merchant. I remember hearing it on the radio years ago and my mom saying listen – this is you!
Originally, Merchant wrote this song after having worked at a day camp for special needs children. She noticed a girl who seemed to have so many physical and other health issues, and thus wrote “Wonder”, about how this girl never stopped and overcame it all.
So, I listened to the song, and it’s been my theme ever since. I was always very sick as a baby, and fought through so many infections and other health issues as well. Sometimes I look back and think man, I don’t know how I’m still here! There’s a line in the song that reads like this: Fate smiled and destiny laughed as she came to my cradle. Know this child will be able.
I still find those words to be so true. Things were very hard then, but it’s all different now! Doctors had told my family things were not looking good for me growing up, but I’ve worked extremely hard, from birth, to prove them wrong.
I’m forever grateful to have been given the opportunities that I have been given in this life. I have learned, especially from this music, to never take it all for granted. Like the song also says; with love, with patience, and with faith, I’ll make my way. ❤