To My Sweet Girls – You ARE My Sunshines

The power of songs should never be underestimated. Even if they are the simple, little songs we sang to our kids when they were little. And sometimes, especially if they’re the songs from when they were little.

From the time she was born until a time that I don’t have a date for, DD #1 always made me sing this song to her at bedtime. “Made me” is a strong statement.. I loved it and it was my favorite part of the day.

Because every word of that simple song is true.

She stopped asking me to sing it a few years ago and I miss that tender close to our day. Every now and again.. when I feel she’s upset with me or I feel the need to reconnect with her, I will grab her in a bear hug and sing it as loudly and as off key as I possibly can.

And it always makes us smile.

After the tragedy of yesterday and all the ones that have happened over the years, I think we should all circle our wagons a little bit, hold on to our kids and sing them a song.
Because they’re never too big or too old to be reminded how important they are to us. And we never know when we may not get another chance.

 

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April 19, 2013 at 8:55 am

I used to sing this to my kids all the time!! They’d probably think I was cuckoo if I sang to them now (teenagers and 1 tween!) so now I sing to the animals. But I tell my kids I love them every day. πŸ™‚
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April 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

We had an entire repertoire of songs I sang each and every night before she went to sleep. I recently discovered, quite by accident, that my teenager now sings that same playlist at bedtime to the little boys she babysits.

And there are still nights when I creep into her room for one last kiss while she’s sleeping that I find her awake, hoping I’ll come by and sing her favorites one more time.
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April 16, 2013 at 10:42 am

I know this will shock you, but I used to sing that to my daughter as well. She even had a little music box with that tune that she’d sometimes play when she was feeling down. ::starts shifting wagon into the circle::
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April 16, 2013 at 9:48 am

Amen. That’s all I can say…
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