Caterpillars and Butterflies

butterfly_finger We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and the whole family settled down to watch The Hannah Montana movie. While I’ll admit that I think her show is actually funny and entertaining, I have to say that I was not thrilled with this movie selection. So I tried to make the best of it by making my crowd-pleasing home-made kettle corn and decided to give the movie a chance.

Well, much to my surprise, I actually found myself enjoying this story. Sure, it had lots of silly juvenile moments but over-all it was a good movie for young and old alike. The kids enjoyed the music, dancing and comedy and us grown-ups liked that stuff to some degree but mostly I loved the heart-warming moments between a daughter and her dad.

This scene was my favorite moment of the movie when she sings a new song she’s written about her relationship with her dad. I know I was biased because there I was experiencing this beautiful song while holding my four year-old angel Rachel. As I embraced my little caterpillar I kept thinking of the day she turns into a butterfly and flies away to chase her own dreams. I have to confess that tears were streaming big time. So glad it was dark in the room.

Here are the lovely lyrics to this magical song and such a memorable scene

Butterfly Fly Away lyrics
Songwriters: Ballard, Glen; Silvestri, Alan;

You tucked me in, turned out the light
Kept me safe and sound at night
Little girls depend on things like that
Brushed my teeth and combed my hair
Had to drive me everywhere
You were always there when I looked back
You had to do it all alone
Make a living, make a home
Must have been as hard as it could be
And when I couldn’t sleep at night
Scared things wouldn’t turn out right
You would hold my hand and sing to me
Caterpillar in the tree
How you wonder who you’ll be
Can’t go far but you can always dream
Wish you may and wish you might
Don’t you worry, hold on tight
I promise you there will come a day
Butterfly fly away
Butterfly fly away, butterfly fly away
Flap your wings now you can’t stay
Take those dreams and make them all come true
Butterfly fly away, butterfly fly away
We’ve been waiting for this day
All along and knowing just what to do
Butterfly, butterfly, butterfly, butterfly fly away
Butterfly fly away
Butterfly fly away

The other highpoint came at the end with the big hit single “The Climb” which I didn’t love when it came out. However, I really like it now that I’ve experienced within the context of the movie and the story it told. What a great message it tells… to enjoy the view DURING the climb… I know I sure am enjoying the view of this climb each and every chance I get.

Here’s the full version of the Butterfly Fly Away song

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  • http://newbdad.wordpress.com/ sawinkler

    Ever since the birth of my daughter, I’ve discovered why movies that are ostensibly for adults, feature little kids: parents are suckers for this stuff. I’m pretty sure I got choked up at the scenes involving Cusack’s daughter in 2012, a movie that deserves zero emotional investment.

    I’m assuming this will only get more pronounced when I’m actually watching movies with my daughter. I’m sure if I watched that video I’d have to go stand over her crib and gaze at her wistfully.

  • sawinkler

    Ever since the birth of my daughter, I've discovered why movies that are ostensibly for adults, feature little kids: parents are suckers for this stuff. I'm pretty sure I got choked up at the scenes involving Cusack's daughter in 2012, a movie that deserves zero emotional investment.

    I'm assuming this will only get more pronounced when I'm actually watching movies with my daughter. I'm sure if I watched that video I'd have to go stand over her crib and gaze at her wistfully.

  • sawinkler

    Ever since the birth of my daughter, I've discovered why movies that are ostensibly for adults, feature little kids: parents are suckers for this stuff. I'm pretty sure I got choked up at the scenes involving Cusack's daughter in 2012, a movie that deserves zero emotional investment.

    I'm assuming this will only get more pronounced when I'm actually watching movies with my daughter. I'm sure if I watched that video I'd have to go stand over her crib and gaze at her wistfully.

  • http://newbdad.wordpress.com/ sawinkler

    Ever since the birth of my daughter, I've discovered why movies that are ostensibly for adults, feature little kids: parents are suckers for this stuff. I'm pretty sure I got choked up at the scenes involving Cusack's daughter in 2012, a movie that deserves zero emotional investment.

    I'm assuming this will only get more pronounced when I'm actually watching movies with my daughter. I'm sure if I watched that video I'd have to go stand over her crib and gaze at her wistfully.

  • http://newbdad.wordpress.com/ sawinkler

    Ever since the birth of my daughter, I've discovered why movies that are ostensibly for adults, feature little kids: parents are suckers for this stuff. I'm pretty sure I got choked up at the scenes involving Cusack's daughter in 2012, a movie that deserves zero emotional investment.

    I'm assuming this will only get more pronounced when I'm actually watching movies with my daughter. I'm sure if I watched that video I'd have to go stand over her crib and gaze at her wistfully.