"I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance.
Never settle for the path of least resistance.
Living might mean taking chances but their worth taking.
Loving might be a mistake but it's worth making."
Cliche' as it may be, Ella-bear, this song makes me think of you. It was destined to be so, I believe. You see, on a warm July morning in Washington I drove to see my doctor, so that she could confirm for me what I already knew: that you were to come into my life. I can still see the trees on either side of the car as I turned the wheel to the right, driving down that hill. This song came on the radio. It was the first time I had heard it, and I took it as a sign. These were my first motherly thoughts for my brand-new baby.
And I have every faith in you that you will dance through your entire life, inspiring all who meet you. You are a butterfly, gracing each flower with your delicate touch. You are a gentle breeze on a warm day. You are a rainbow, magical and amazing. I hope that when you hear this song, you will think of me, and take these words to heart. For these where my very first wishes for you.
"And when you get the choice to sit it or dance...
I hope you dance."