The song that brings back the best memories is not one from my youth, it is not a love song, or even a hymn. It's a 70's Rock Song - one that reminds me of the triumph of my son over an aggressive tumor. He was bald as a bowling ball, sick as a dog and down in the dumps - chemo will do that to you.
My husband had just bought me a new digital video camera for my birthday, and I decided to try it out and video Ty's expressions while his favorite song was playing. I'm so glad I did, it captured one of my most treasured moments and I didn't even know it until I played it back.
***Side note: Ty does not speak, he suffered a brain inflammation when he was 2 months old that disabled him, but he does make noise. Does he ever! Whenever a favorite song of his comes on, he dances along moving what he can and hootin' and hollerin'.***
This time was no exception. I played Queen's "We Will Rock You" and turned on the camera. Sure enough he put on his usual show, keeping time to the steady beat. When I played back the film, he seemed to say "Rock You" - twice! It is one of the few times he has spoken in his short life, and it reminds me of his amazing spirit. See what you think (look for it at the 12-second mark).
More songs he likes