“From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all for giving my child the opportunity to do what she loves doing. It is my absolute joy, as a mother, to see a crowd in a packed arena sing along with my child. Thank you.” - told to me by Andrea Finlay Swift, Taylor Swift’s Mom. Manila. June 6, 2014.
Listen. We all sang along with her.
(We were near the main stage. This part of the video shows Taylor at the other end of the arena at at extension of the stage, hence the back view.)
I don’t know why, despite all the excitement over meeting Taylor Swift, what resonated with me was that thing that her mom said… “I thank you all for giving my child the opportunity to do what she loves doing. It is my absolute joy, as a mother, to see an entire crowd sing along with my child.” Sniff.
Here is Best Day again. A song Taylor wrote as a surprise for her mom. The videos are from her childhood. A lot of love there. It reminds me of the many “best days” I have with with my own mom and dad and my children.