ENCHANTED AT ANY AGE


I’ll admit it, there are so many things that I absolutely LOVE that most people would probably say I am really just too “old” to love them like I do. Rice Krispy treats, Spaghetti-O’s and Powdered Donuts are a few of my culinary guilty pleasures. Water balloon fights, Minute-To-Win-It games and spontaneous dance parties are a few more.

But my absolute favorite one is…Taylor Swift. And while I am most likely old enough to be her mother, she inspires me on so many levels – both as a woman and a mother.

I first heard her song “Enchanted” a few weeks ago and I really was.

As I listened to the words for the very first time, I was immediately taken back to my first REAL crush and all the feelings came rushing back. It was oh so sweet.

I then hit “replay” and listened to the words as my 42 year-old self. I thought about my husband of nearly 19 years and boom – totally different feels with a totally different meaning. It was oh so sweet.

Finally, I listened to it for a third and final time. This time I thought of my 11 year-old daughter and dreamed about her feeling like this in a few years with her first REAL crush and WOW – such incredible feels. It was oh so sweet.

Thank you Taylor Swift for inspiring all of us girls and women – at any age – with your words and your character and your sweet, sweet heart. I will always be very proud to be your fan (but I promise not to dress up as a swan at your concerts!)

Now I think you should play this song for yourself, read the words and embrace all the memories and dreams that inevitably will leave you feeling enchanted. “Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”

“Enchanted” by Taylor Swift

There I was again tonight forcing laughter, faking smiles Same old tired, lonely place Walls of insincerity Shifting eyes and vacancy vanished when I saw your face All I can say is it was enchanting to meet you

Your eyes whispered “have we met?” Across the room your silhouette starts to make it’s way to me The playful conversation starts Counter all your quick remarks, like passing notes in secrecy And it was enchanting to meet you

All I can say is I was enchanted to meet you

This night is sparkling, don’t you let it go I’m wonder struck, blushing all the way home I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew I was enchanted to meet you

The lingering question kept me up Two a.m., who do you love? I wonder till I’m wide awake Now I’m pacing back and forth, wishing you were at my door I’d open up and you would say, hey It was enchanting to meet you

All I know is I was, enchanted to meet you

This night is sparkling, don’t you let it go I’m wonder struck, blushing all the way home I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew This night is flawless, don’t you let it go I’m wonder struck, dancing around all alone I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew I was enchanted to meet you

This is me praying that this was the very first page Not where the story line ends My thoughts will echo your name, until I see you again These are the words I held back, as I was leaving too soon I was enchanted to meet you

Please don’t be in love with someone else Please don’t have somebody waiting on you Please don’t be in love with someone else Please don’t have somebody waiting on you

This night is sparkling, don’t you let it go I’m wonder struck, blushing all the way home I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew This night is flawless, don’t you let it go I’m wonder struck, dancing around all alone I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew I was enchanted to meet you

Please don’t be in love with someone else Please don’t have somebody waiting on you

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