Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This Song I Sing

I love to sing. My mom sang to us and with us and around us all the time when I was growing up. She made up songs for us, taught us her favorites, and sang to get through the day. She stills does this with her, now 12, grand kids. So, for me, it is natural to sing. And I love it.

I love singing silly songs that make Nathan and Abiah look at each other and say, "Mommy's weird." I love singing songs in the car. I love singing songs of worship. I love singing songs to distract my kids from their sorrows. And I love singing their song.

It came to me right after Hazel was born (well, I stole most of it from Sound of Music, but that's how these things happen sometimes). I was trying to get her to calm down and sleep and as I started singing her name this is what came out:

(To the tune of Edelweiss and the name can be switched out for the other kids, too.)

Hazel Grace, Hazel Grace
Every morning you greet me
Small and white
Clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of love
May you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Hazel Grace, Hazel Grace
Bless my baby forever


LaFonda said...

You forgot to mention that your singing is what attracted Nathan to you.(Or at least got him to come with very original pick up line of why are you always singing).

I love that you sing!

Hannah said...

Your singing has always been so special for me to hear!! Thank you for sharing this :)