Friday, March 9, 2012

Song for a Child with Cerebral Palsy

March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month so I'll be sharing some things related to Cerebral Palsy through out the month.

I recently came across That Smile, a precious song written by 8 year old Cassidy Matthews for her sister Elise who has Cerebral Palsy. Such sweet lyrics for an 8 year old!

1st verse:
What would you do
If you weren't like anyone else?
If the easy things
Weren't so easy?
What if it took you longer to do it?
You might feel sad and lonely.
You may just want to sit and cry.
How do you move above all that? 
What do you do?
What could you do?
You smile that smile
That perfect smile.
You show them all
That lifes worth living
And not to feel so sorry.
You smile that smile,
That perfect smile.
The one that melts us as your giving.
And leaves the heart
Filled with joy,
Why can't we all live that way? 
2nd verse:
What if the sounds from your mouth came out different?
What if they couldn't
Understand you?
What if they treated you
Not like the others?
You might feel down
And not so special.
You may want to fight
Or get frustrated,
But what would that do?
What would that fix? 
chorus again 
last verse:
What if each small step
Was celebrated?
If your world was at you fingertips/
What if your beautiful
Face could change us?
You might just feel happy and proud.
You may want to show your
Light to the people.
That's what we need
In a world llike this! 
Chorus again 
Oh let us all, be that way-ay!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the post! Those lyrics as so beautiful and special to that little girl. cerebral palsy awareness is so important for others to fully understand!