Mom Forever In A Song

I had difficulty coming up with the words that would best do justice to this Mother’s Day post. I searched my mind but found none worthy. Yet the words not found in thought were found in the heart.

After a nine month stay at a convalescent hospital, recovering from paralysis due to Polio, my mom would sing me to sleep each night. The fears of a disabled five-year old then, and the challenges ahead not yet conceived, were tempered by the security and confidence instilled by Mom’s comforting protective loving voice. The trials of any day melted away with every lyric of the song which she chose as a lullaby that bound us to each other as she lie beside me until I gave way to peaceful sleep. I offer that song here in tribute to my mom’s memory.

“Goodnight Sweetheart – (performed by Rudy Vallee, 1941)

Goodnight sweetheart
‘Til we meet tomorrow.
Goodnight, sweetheart
Sleep will banish sorrow.

Tears and parting
May make you forlorn.
But with the dawn
A new day is born.

So I’ll say goodnight sweetheart
Though I’m not beside you.
Goodnight sweetheart
Still my love will guide you.

Dreams enfold you
In each one I’ll hold you.
Goodnight sweetheart
Goodnight.

To my mom I offer a “Goodnight Sweetheart.” Throughout my life I have found comfort, security, encouragement and love within her affectionate arms. I ask now that she has  found perfect peace and joy, of which she is so worthy, in God’s loving eternal embrace.

How blessed is the person whose choice of a mother would be that of God’s too.

 

 

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About Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author

Retired mathematics teacher and high school athletics coach. Honors: 1988 Ct. Coach of the Year for H.S. Girls Voleyball and 2007 Inducted into the Ct. Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame. Since retiring have written two books; "The Little Red Chair," an autobiography about my life experience as a polio survivor and "A View From The Quiet Corner," a selection of poems and reflections. Presently I am a contributing author for the "Life Carrots" series primarily authored by Dave Mezzapelle of Goliathjobs.com.
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12 Responses to Mom Forever In A Song

  1. Relax... says:

    Lovely, and memorable indeed. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. (smiling) A beautiful tribute to your mom Alan. ❤
    Diana xo

    found this online! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaak7d5x08k

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A special heartfelt song Alan and I am sure your Mum is smiling above!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. misifusa says:

    Beautiful Alan….so sweet and touching! ♥

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Reblogged this on CROSSROADS-Right Choices and commented:

    I offer this re-post as a Happy Mother’s Day wish to all.

    Like

  6. Pilgrim says:

    What a tender memory of your Mom. Now the song is stuck in my head. Off to Youtube!

    Liked by 1 person

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