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.