I offer this re-post as a Happy Mother’s Day wish to all.
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)
‘Til we meet tomorrow.
Sleep will banish sorrow.
Tears and parting
May make you forlorn.
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