We were in about Standard 4 (Grade 6) when we first watched the movies “Beaches” with Bette Midler together.
The movie was about two friends and tells the story of how they met and about their life. Bette Midler acted as a New York actress and singer whilst her friend was a wealthy heiress who went on to be a lawyer. The lawyer friend fell ill and passed away and Bette Midler was left to raise her daughter.
I remember that when the movie finished you said that was us and how our life was going to be. Little did I know back then how your words would come to pass.
Ironically I became the lawyer, without the kids, and although you may not have had all the glamour, you were certainly the star in Devon and so many people’s lives.
I never ever told you though that you were always the “wind beneath my wings”
Wind Beneath My Wings
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. It must have been cold there in my shadow, to never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that’s your way.
You always walked a step behind.
So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.
Did you ever know that you’re my hero,
and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
’cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I’ve got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you.
Did you ever know that you’re my hero?
You’re everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle, ’cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
Fly, fly, fly high against the sky, so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you, thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.