Somewhere Out There

CreoleInDc asked a question on her blog about what our favorite Disney Movie was and it brought back a flood of memories. Even the FireMarshall looked up from the news and smiled when I asked him...and I fell in love again for the fact that he remembered "Our Song", our movie from so many years ago.

During out senior year at West Point, one of the only outings was going to the movies in Mahan hall. It was dark, quiet and you could hold hands without anybody saying anything (no PDA, ya know). It didn't even matter what was playing, it was an an outlet. We went to see American Tail. The FireMarshall and I were engaged, getting ready to pick a post and decide the course of our lives. We sat in the dark watching the movie and it both dawned on us that we would be married for about 30 days and then separated for almost 6 months while we were at our respective Basic Courses. Sigh. And then this song played during the movie:

Somewhere Out There...
Somewhere out there,
beneath the pale moonlight,
someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight.

Somewhere out there,
someone's saying a prayer,
that we'll find one another in that big somewhere out there.

And even though I know how very far apart we are,
it helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star.

And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby,
it helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky.

Somewhere out there,
if love can see us through,
then we'll be together,
somewhere out there,
out where dreams come true.

We knew we were gonna make it...and we did...we still are.

When I took piano lessons. I learned this song on the piano and played it at my first recital, 18 years later.

I pray that eveyone finds someone...to share moments like this...under the pale moonlight.