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Lady Gaga, I Heart You

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When my oldest daughter was 12, one of her friends took her to see Lady Gaga.  They were bananas over her and it was an epic experience for her.  I liked her then.  This was in the Bad Romance period.  Gaga has come out with new projects and music since then, and has emerged as a spokesperson and advocate for especially the LGBTQ community, and also for victims of sexual assault and violence.  All of this is admirable.  And her epic Super Bowl performance was a statement unto itself.

Then my friend Chris posted this online tonight, from last summer.

Lady Gaga Sings to Child in Orphanage in Mexico

I have heard this song before, of course.  Many times.  But watching her sing it a capella, to a child, holding an Elmo backpack…I was done in.  She’s my hero.  Because this could be my child…my not-typical, different, perfect child.

She’s beautiful in her way and God makes no mistakes; she’s on the right track, baby; she was born this way.

Thanks, Gaga, for being an inspiration and role model and Chief Encourager for my girls.  In all the ways they were born.

Love,

A Mom

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