Breakaway

Yesterday I finished the book ‘Will I Ever Be Good Enough’ by Karyl McBride.  I started the book in January 2011 and followed her recovery steps (first step is to grieve).  I spent a lot of time grieving for the mother I did not have…the kind all children deserve.  I grieved to the point that I was so sick of grieving, crying and so sick of thinking about all of it.

That evening the movie, Princess Diaries 2, was on television.  In the movie when the Princess makes a step forward as Princess by including the orphans in the parade, the song Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson plays.  I realized that the lyrics of this song are quite insightful and appropriate when I think about recovering from an NM.

Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I’d just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
And if I’d end up happy
I would pray

Trying hard to reach out
But when I tried to speak out
Felt like no one could hear me
Wanted to belong here
But something felt so wrong here
So I’d pray
I could break away

I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly.
I’ll do what it takes till I touch the sky.
Make a wish, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away.
Out of the darkness and into the sun.
But I won’t forget all the ones that I love.
I’ll take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away

Wanna feel the warm breeze
Sleep under a palm tree
Feel the rush of the ocean
Get onboard a fast train
Travel on a jetplane
Far away
And break away

I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly.
I’ll do what it takes till I touch the sky.
Make a wish, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away.
Out of the darkness and into the sun.
But I won’t forget all the ones that I love.
I’ll take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away

Buildings with a hundred floors
Swinging with revolving doors
Maybe I don’t know where they’ll take me
Gotta keep movin on movin on
Fly away
Break away

I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly.
Though it’s not easy to tell you goodbye
Take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away.
Out of the darkness and into the sun.
But I won’t forget the place I come from
I gotta take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away
Breakaway
Break away

I looked up who wrote this song…and it was co-written by Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne.

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