This morning I woke up to the song "I Just Called to Say I Love You" playing over and over in my head. It's still playing now. It feels like a message from Mom.
It's eight months today since she passed away.
The song evokes memories of going to dances: birthdays, anniversaries, wedding receptions, and ringing in the New Year. In the 70's and 80's, that song (along with "After the Loving", "Green, Green Grass of Home", "The Chicken Dance", and "You Needed Me") played so often that they were like old, faithful friends.
I can see my parents dancing to "I Just Called to Say I Love You" the way they used to back in the day. I used to roll my eyes because I thought it was ridiculously old fashioned. Why couldn't they learn new moves? Now I yearn to see Mom and Dad dance like that again.
Message back to Mom: I love you too, from the bottom of my heart. I hope you and Dad are having fun dancing together ....