To say it mirrored my life is very close to true. If you changed the princess to a prince I would have sworn that song was written about my life. I was crying my eyeballs out driving down the road. It was called “Just Another Birthday” by Casting Crowns. Before I continue here is the song:
The song starts by talking about how she wished her father was there but it was just another birthday and she would be fine. I could not put into words how this mirrored most of my life and even wrote a letter to my dad in Dear Daddy. The girl in the song has her 16 birthday and once again her father isn’t there….I know that feeling more than I’d like to. But it’s just another birthday and she is going to be fine..right??
Next it talked about her being 19 and getting pregnant and that not working out the way she thought it would. Realizing he didn’t care. That was me too. Which now that I am older I realize that was a blessing in disguise but when you are 19, pregnant and alone it’s so scary. She has just another birthday but realizes she isn’t going to be fine
She calls out to God for healing, for Him to put the broken pieces together and be a father to the fatherless, meaning both her and her child. Finally she talks about being 21 and having her princess (in my case a little prince) by her side, looking back and seeing what all God has brought her through and realizing that it’s never again going to be “just another birthday”. God called her, held her, freed her and now she knows she (and her child) are going to be fine.
When I say that song brought me to tears I mean it really brought me to tears. I could not imagine there being a song more fitting for the life I had and the life I have. Do I still deal with the pain of not having my father active in my life…sure, but at the end of the moment of pain I know I am going to be fine. God has brought me through so much and blessed me with so much that never again will I look at it as “Just Another Birthday”
What about you, has there ever been a song that really touches you like that?