“They’re there because they’ve felt the same things I’m singing about at one point in their lives. They’re singing all the words. When you look out at a sea of people in a stadium and 60,000 people are singing back to you it’s an incredible connection.”
Your feelings so are important to write down, to capture, and to remember because today you're heartbroken, but tomorrow you'll be in love again. x
“I’ve wanted one thing for me whole life and I’m not going to be that girl who wants one thing her whole life then gets it and complains.”
Finally, for the part of the update that is most exciting (alongside the fact that Lauren is stable and moving in the right direction): TAYLOR SWIFT visited Lauren!As the journal entry picture and title suggest, THE Taylor Swift came to visit Lauren and our parents at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Our family is SO honored, humbled and excited by the fact that she would take time out of her day to come and visit Lauren. All 11 of us (Mom, Dad, Grandma, 7 kids, and even Seamus) have been HUGE Taylor Swift fans for years now, and this event has sent our love for Taylor off the charts.Not only did Taylor come and visit Lauren and talk with Mom and Dad, but she also FaceTime’d with Kelsey, Ryan and Maggie. By doing this, she was able to lift both Team Murphy LA’s and Team Murphy O’Fallon’s spirits. We are so thankful to Taylor. THANK YOU!!We are also extremely thankful to Taylor Swift for her very generous donation to Lauren’s recovery fund. We are unsure what the future holds for Lauren—especially during this difficult waiting period—but knowing that so many people, including Taylor Swift, are supporting our family with donations and prayers gives us confidence that we can get through every challenge sent our way.Dad also mentioned that Taylor brought two, signed CDs for Lauren. Our family was very touched by the fact that Taylor was thinking and caring so much about Lauren, she went to Target on her way to the hospital, bought two of her own CDs, removed the wrappers and signed them for Lauren—SO sweet.We cannot thank Taylor enough for her visit to the hospital, her generous donation and for the lifting of our entire family’s spirits.
Isn’t it strange how it all happens? All my life I dreamt about the bright lights, big city. You know, they tell you it’s gonna be glamorous and they tell you that you have everything. And no one tells you how it’s gonna be. And they don’t tell you when you’re twirling in front of the mirror as a child what the papers are gonna say about you someday. ‘Cause they don’t tell you they’re building you up just to try and knock you down. But they haven’t yet.