Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We all go Gaga!

All I can say is wow! No way can I stop blogging! I never really thought I'd be able to stop, now I know I can't.

Thank you all for loving Jax and my princess. I know I can't dwell on the past, but I can't help but think if I'd had the blog the two times we almost lost Jax, how much the support would have meant to us. Those were some dark times, and Ray and I really had to look deep within ourselves to keep going for the boys!

I love Lady Gaga. I love her music because its dance music, and I'm a dancer. I love that she is quirky. I love that she prides herself on being different. I had a good friend in high school that used to always wear the weirdest things. She loved to stand out, and wasn't afraid to look different!
Two days ago while me and my princess were jamming out to Lady Gaga in the car, I actually noticed some of the lyrics to Born this way. I've heard this song a million times, and even sing along to it, but for some reason never really "listened" to the words. I looked them up online, and this song makes me love Gaga even more!
I deleted the parts of the song that are irrelevant, but know there is no cussing in this song. I just tried to shorten it to the point!

My mama told me when I was young
We are all born superstars
She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on
In the glass of her boudoir

"There's nothing wrong with loving who you are"
She said, "'Cause he made you perfect, babe"
"So hold your head up girl and you'll go far,
Listen to me when I say"

I'm beautiful in my way
'Cause God makes no mistakes
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way
Don't hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you're set
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way

Oh there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
Baby I was born this way
Oh there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way

Give yourself prudence
And love your friends
Subway kid, rejoice your truth
In the religion of the insecure
I must be myself, respect my youth

Don't be a drag, just be a queen
Whether you're broke or evergreen
You're black, white, beige, chola descent
You're Lebanese, you're orient
Whether life's disabilities
Left you outcast, bullied, or teased
Rejoice and love yourself today
'cause baby you were born this way

No matter gay, straight, or bi,
Lesbian, transgendered life,
I'm on the right track baby,
I was born to survive.
No matter black, white or beige
Chola or orient made,
I'm on the right track baby,
I was born to be brave.

Ray told me the other day that a lady asked him at his work if we ever worry that Arina will know she's different. I wished I had been there when she asked that!
Different than who??

Different than the kid with green eyes? Different than the kid that has a hard time with math, or can't yet ride a bike? Different than the boy next door that is unusually tall for his age, or the girl that is a little overweight?

Arina is different, because she is Arina!
Why do people insist that we should all be the same? No two people are alike. If we were all the same, the world would be a pretty boring place! I wouldn't want to be exactly like every person on my street. The world would be like groundhogs day everyday!

We will just continue to spread awareness that being different is not a bad thing. And in reality, no two people are exactly alike!!

*and seriously, if anyone knows why my font randomly changes, I'd love to know how to fix it!


Anonymous said...

Different is the new Perfect!

Becca said...

I always love those lyrics, but haven't looked at them closely until now, and I love them even more! Gives me chills... Lady Gaga dropped the R-word last year some time, but was called out on it immediately, and immediately she issued a very heart-felt, sincere apology, and said she hadn't realized that she'd hurt people, and that that's totally against what she's about. It made me love her even more.

Btw, you'd better NOT stop blogging! And you'd better not stop FB, either - there's just too much support available there when you need it to drop it. :-)

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nicole said...

Your font is changing to prove your point the different if good!

Kristin said...


Melanie L said...

We are "font" of you no matter what happens to the fonts!

Paula71 said...

Amazing!! Arina is simply amazing.

Lisa L said...

I don't typically listen to Lady Gaga, except for what I have heard on glee... Gonna have to look that song up!! Great lyrics!!

Glad you are going to continue to blog!

caregiver91 said...

You go girl!! I totally agree. I adore this song it has always meant a lot to me.

Rochelle said...

Love this post. We are all different and that is what is so awesome about the world.
Hope you keep blogging.

Melissa said...

I was nursing Bridget at day care today and was just watching the other kids. It is so cool how different they all are! Not better or worse, just different. :)

Lindsay Marie said...

I'm so glad you aren't taking your blog down! I love reading your posts!