GA H&V, GBYS February Love Letters Blog Event- You've got mail- Letter #4

Ga H&V, GBYS February Love Letters Blog Event
You've got mail! Letter #4

For my February Love Letter to my daughter, Amelia, I decided to speak our love language......music. Besides, What's more romantic than a mixed tape?  Amelia and I's mixed tape would consist of the following 3 songs:

1.  "Love Is A Battlefield" by Pat Benatar. Amelia & I know how to love & know how to fight. We are so similar!  It's a hot/cold Aries meeting a stubborn/clever Libra. I love that she has that fight in her especially since she has to advocate for herself a lot with her hearing loss.
We are young
Heartache to heartache
We stand
No promises
No demands
Love is a battlefield
We are strong
No one can tell us we're wrong
Searching our hearts for so long
Both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield
You're begging me to go
Then making me stay
Why do you hurt me so bad
It would help me to know
Do I stand in your way
Or am I the best thing you've had
Believe me
Believe me
I can't tell you why
But I'm trapped by your love
And I'm chained to your side
When I'm losing control
Will you turn me away
Or touch me deep inside
And when all this gets old
Will it still feel the same
There's no way this will die
But if we get much closer
I could lose control
And if your heart surrenders
You'll need me to hold

2. "Diamonds: by Rihanna-Amelia & I use to turn the radio up & sing this song as we sat in Atlanta traffic with a long commute to the Atlanta Speech School for therapy/speech. We both love all things sparkly! 

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond
Find light in the beautiful sea, I choose to be happy
You and I, you and I, we’re like diamonds in the sky
You’re a shooting star I see, a vision of ecstasy
When you hold me, I’m alive
We’re like diamonds in the sky
I knew that we’d become one right away
Oh, right away
At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays
I saw the life inside your eyes
So shine bright tonight,
You and I
We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Eye to eye,
So alive
We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky

3. "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys- I remember the day she started singing this song & I recorded her. She (my deaf little girl) was singing clearly & on pitch. In that moment, I saw the beautiful results of all of the hard work she had put in at school to learn to listen/speak & it was worth all we had sacrificed as a family. 
She's living in a world, and it's on fire
Feeling the catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away
Oh, she got both feet on the ground
And she's burning it down
Oh, she got her head in the clouds
And she's not backing down
This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She's walking on fire
This girl is on fire
Looks like a girl, but she's a flame
So bright, she can burn your eyes
Better look the other way
You can try but you'll never forget her name
She's on top of the world.

So Amelia, you are strong! You are a our fire!  We will always be chained to each other's side. And remember to always shine bright like a diamond. 
Love Mom,
(Scarlett Giles is the GA H&V, GBYS Program Coordinator)