Monday, November 03, 2008

Everyone Has a Story -----

----- and this week's story is Tara's!

A Mimi post.

Everyone Has a Story
by Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman

Everyone has a story
Different as night and day
And everyone has their own journey
Some follow their path, some wander away
Everyone has a moment that changes their life and then
Its suddenly clear in that moment that nothing will ever be the same again
Careful the plans we make
Careful the roads we take
Careful the hearts we break along the way
Careful the things embraced
Careful the time we waste
Careful the dreams we taste and toss away
Everyone has a purpose
Different as day and night
And everyone finds their own answers, some blinded by fears some guided by light

Yes everyone has a story
A beginning, a middle, an end
But if there's a god in the heavens above
And if there's such a thing as a thing called love
Then there must be a way for anyone's heart to mend

Careful the chance we take
Careful the choice we make
Careful for heavens sake, the road we take

Everyone has a story

Awhile ago the NBC Today Show announced a contest called "Everyone Has a Story" asking people to "send in their amazing, inspirational stories" and Tara entered. She thought their story was something she wanted to tell and if she won, this would be a way of hopefully reaching people with the message to "Please don't drink and drive" and that when your world seems to be coming apart, with faith and hope you can get through anything. She didn't tell anyone she had entered until the Today Show had contacted her that she was a potential winner. We've waited through four weeks of winners and this was "our" week --- they called Tara this morning to tell her she was the winner this week! Mom, Dad, the the twins are on their way to Birmingham now to catch an early flight tomorrow morning to NYC. They will appear on Thursday's show (11/6) --- the last hour of the Today Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee so be sure and watch!

While Tara and Dirk have visited NYC several times, this will be the twins' first trip. They have their little American Girl Bitty Babies and are hoping Mom and Dad will take them to the American Girl Place. They won't have a lot of time to site see but will have Wednesday to spend and will hopefully get a chance to see some of the sights. Mimi is wishing she was along --- I do so miss NYC and would love to be able to spend this time with them.