Friday, August 13, 2010

" Well, crocodile rocking is something shocking, when your feet just can't keep still. I never had me a better time, and i guess i never will. Oh! lady mama, those Friday nights, when Suzie wore her dresses tight,. And crocodile rocking was out of sight..." ( Elton John)

last year my son got married. ( i am glad that it was not this year- i would have hated to rain on his parade!). among the many decisions we had to make, though not as many as the bride's family of course, was what song the groom and the groom's mother would dance to. i thought of many sentimental songs- my son and i like " old blue eye's " songs. but i did not want to be crying my eyes out on the dance floor. so i thought, how about a song that would really tell everyone about we relate to each other? we always have the best time out- we are laughing constantly. so i thought i would choose a song- an upbeat song, and yes, a funny song that we both liked and could dance to. i will have to admit that the " could dance to " part was a little iffy. i can sing a little, and i like to dance, but dancing with the stars has me way, way,way on down the list of perspective contestants.

i told my son what song i thought we should dance to, if it was o.k. with his bride of course- i did not want to upset anyone. she, being good natured, humored us and let us have our moment on her big day. i have to admit i almost backed out on this- but my son had told his college buddies what song we were dancing to, and they said they thought he had the coolest mom ever, so jeez now i had to do it. so the time came for us to dance- it was near the end of the reception, and some of the guests had left, and most of the rest were feeling pretty good, if you know what i mean. we got up there and stood in the traditional " waltz pose" and waited for the d.j. to start the song. when Elton started to sing, i think you could hear every one's jaw  hit the floor. my son and i had made up a few "crocodile moves", but basically we just crazy danced. and laughed, and laughed and laughed. it was one of my daughters favorite moments of her brothers wedding, and the only one that made her cry.

i have thought about this a lot since i have been sick. how we must make the best of every day, and do the things that make us happy, even though they may seem a little silly. i would not take anything for that dance with my son- but i will have to admit that i am glad that it did not end up on the Internet . of course, there is a video somewhere.......


  1. Bea,
    Again thank you for all the info. you have given and the laughs. I went to see the oncologist 2 weeks ago and he scheduled an appointment for me to meet with a surgeon in Indianapolis because the small piece of my left thyroid that was not taken he wants to have removed before I take the R-131 treatment. I am having the 150milicures also. I am not looking forward to having to go through this part of the process again but the big picture will be much better I hope. I will keep you posted.

  2. please do keep me posted! i will be wishing you the best and i will say a prayer for you. i am sorry that you have to go thru the surgery again, but like you said,keep thinking about the big picture.i know someone who had to have the surgery three times, if you can believe it. we are stronger than we think,though. best wishes,bea

  3. Bea, I've been following your blog for a little while. This recent one hit home.I went through the thyca treatment two years ago.

    Two years ago my son got married on the 16th of August. In June, my endo told me she wanted to do an ultrasound, possibly a biopsy on the goiters I had my entire life. I'm also a Type 1 diabetic so just thinking about another illness threw me for a loop! I asked her if we could put it off until after the wedding, she agreed.

    I'm so glad I was ignorant of what was to come with the thyca and glad I was able to put it off until after the wedding.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the planning of the wedding and everything about it. My daughter-in-law and her mother invited me to help with all the plans because I have two sons. In my eyes, their wedding was perfect! It was a small family/friend affair. My dad was able to attend, though he'd been ill for years with COPD, he passed last November. He'd always been close to my sons. I cherish the memories of that day!

    I love the song you picked! What fun you and your son must have had! Plus, such a fantastic memory!

    I went the sappy song route,picked a song by Rascal Flatts "My Wish". But, that's how I felt at the time.

    I wish you well with your treatment and will check in to see how you're doing.

  4. sounds like your daughter in law and her mom are great people. i am glad your son had such a good wedding. my daughter got married two years ago and that was very special also. my mom was not able to attend her wedding, and she passed away from cancer about a year and a half ago. my son in law and his mother danced to " my wish". i thought it was a good choice. how are you doing now? i hope you are well and cancer free!! take care and thanks,bea