Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It turned out alright for Annie, didn't it?

When I got in my car to drive home from work last night, I heard an old song.  I am pretty addicted to the Sirius Satellite Radio Broadway Channel, so I hear showtunes whenever I am in the car.  And just like regular radio, they tend to play the same songs over and over.  But yesterday, I heard one that I hadn't heard for awhile -- "Maybe" from the show Annie.  Here are the lyrics:

Maybe far away
Or maybe real nearby
He may be pouring her coffee
She may be straightning his tie!
Maybe in a house
All hidden by a hill
She's sitting playing piano,
He's sitting paying a bill!

Betcha they're young
Betcha they're smart
Bet they collect things
Like ashtrays, and art!
Betcha they're good --
Why shouldn't they be?
Their one mistake
Was giving up me!

So maybe now it's time,
And maybe when I wake

They'll be there calling me "Baby"

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I was a big fan of the show 100 years ago when it came out and I loved this song then.  Isn't this how every child feels who was given up?  But things turned out alright for Annie, didn't they?

I want to thank all of you great parents out there who love and honor and protect your children.  And I also want to thank those of you were brave enough to give them up for a better life.


  1. May is National Foster Care Month - thank you for a beautifully relevant post! Shout out to all those who open their homes to children in need.

  2. Paige, thank you for that last sentence. There has been an outright war on adoption for the last ~20 years, and it has done incalculable harm to millions of children. You are a treasure. (But always were.)