When our girls were babies, I let them “choose” their lullaby. I would play a variety of music until a song came on that seemed to relax them. It took several days to find the right song, but once discovered, that song became their lullaby.
Addy – Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer”
Sydney – John Lennon’s “Imagine”
Norah’s took a little longer than usual to figure out, as most things with her did. Although she was so laid back and happy, she always made me become a detective. She was deep.
She wasn’t soothed by my normal playlist that covered several decades and genres.
I kept trying.
Then one night I remembered a CD we had purchased 9 years ago, when I was pregnant with Addy. A lullaby CD by Jewel. I downloaded the entire playlist and played each song for her, sang to her, as we rocked through the night. She was unfazed, unsettled. Until we got to song #13. The song titled “Angel Standing By”…
I used sing this song to her day and night, but now I realize that it was actually her connecting me to this song, as she was singing it to me; especially on a day like today. We’ve somehow survived an entire month without Norah, but we know that our angel is standing by.
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