I was born into a cloud of hairspray.
I come from early morning coffee pots and late night talks around the shampoo bowl.
I've snapped green beans on a Sunday afternoon.
I grew up on sun tan lotion and bad advice
I come from "Where's the boat key?" and "Need anything from the bait shop?"
I wore flip flops before flip flops were cool
I come from close calls with fire crackers
I was taught, "Every girl needs a fishing pole."
Fresh Prince at 7 and Blossom at 7:30 and cereal for dinner
I come from loud country music and even louder voices
Sweating in the sunshine and sleeping by the river
Black Betty Bam a Lam
I found a good friend.
I dreamed of excitement and woke up with too much of it
I've walked through dark places
I was alone
I was lost, He found me on my knees
I found myself in His arms.
This is why I'm grateful.