My eyes adored you like a million miles away from me
You couldn’t see how I adored you
So close, so close and yet so far
My mother turns 70 years old today, so it’s only right that I take the chance to honor the first actual song I remember listening to with my Mom when I was a little boy. In fact, it’s the first song I ever remember listening to, period — “My Eyes Adored You” by Frankie Valli.
I was just a little fella when we lived in Lindenhurst, NY in a small house on W. Granada Avenue in the late 1970s. I was 4, maybe 5 years old. We had a Florida room in the back of the house. I had a small turntable and would play this 7″ record over and over again. It just sounded right to me. I liked it. It made me feel good and I knew my Mom loved it. She would hug me or cuddle with me and sing this song to me. Every little boy wants their Mom to love them. When a song can conjure up memories of being a 4-year-old boy in his mother’s loving arms, you don’t forget that. I haven’t forgotten.
So today she turns 70. I’m not a little boy anymore and it’s harder for her to put her arms around me, but I don’t think that would stop her from trying. She is my mother. We’ve been through a lot together. I’ve driven her nuts over the years, and she’s done the same to me, but — she is my mother. She raised me to be the person I am today. She taught me right from wrong. She taught me to fight for what I believe in. She is my biggest fan. And I love her for it. I always have.
Happy Birthday, Mom. My eyes adore you.
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