Sometimes I wonder how I'd ever make it through
Through this world without having you
I just wouldn't have a clue
Cause sometimes it seems like this world's closing in on me
And there's no way of breaking free
And then I see you reach for me
Sometimes I wanna give up, wanna give in
I wanna quit the fight
And then I see you baby
And everything's alright, everything's alright
When I see you smile,
I can face the world
You know I can do anything
When I see you smile,
I see a ray of light
I see it shining right through the rain
When I see you smile
Baby when I see you smile at me
Baby there's nothing in this world that could ever do
What a touch of your hand can do
It's like nothing that I ever knew
And when the rain is falling, I don't feel it
Cause you're here with me now
And one look at you baby
Is all I'll ever need, all I'll ever need
Please tell me that upon seeing the words "When I see you smile" I am not the only one who started singing the above lyrics to the late 80s ballad by Bad English. Come on, please, really, I can't be the only one? I saw this week's writing prompt and literally started busting out a tune. I did google before posting the lyrics here, but I should be embarrassed to report on the accuracy with which I sang a song from 1989. I could pretty much sing the whole thing.
I can't even add anything profound to the lyrics of this cheesy song, because put in the context of me and Asher, it's all so incredibly true. I'm sure the singer is referring to some teased/feathered/windblown model in a white mini skirt and heels, but it really could be this mama singing it to her boy.
Asher is the happiest kid. He rarely gets angry and frustrated, although he has every right to get a thousand times more angry and frustrated than the rest of us. I cannot begin to imagine what it feels like to be such a smart, funny, creative soul stuck in a body that doesn't cooperate. But none of that seems to matter to him.
When I see Asher smile, it reminds me of all that is good and right in this world. When I am feeling down, Asher reminds me that his life is incredibly rich, and therefore I should remember that mine is too. Luckily for us, he smiles at least a hundred times a day, so our reminders to be happy are prevalent.
Asher's smile is truly irresistible - a "ray of light" accurately describes it. Pretty impossible to not believe you can do anything when you see that smile.