Thursday, November 1, 2007

Thursday Theme - Happy Mama Day

When Harrison was an infant I sang a couple different songs to him as I put him down each night, one that I sang most often when he cried was "Baby Mine" from the Disney classic Dumbo. I originally fell in love with the song when I first heard it on the album Stay Awake.

Over the months I stopped singing to him as often for many reasons, and then with new found language, Harrison began requesting Twinkle Twinkle and Happy Birthday and if I started singing one of my other "lullabies". he would say, "No Mommy." After all, he knows what he wants. Period.

A couple of weeks ago, we rode the Dumbo ride at Disneyland and I thought it was time for us to see the movie. Heck, I don't think that I even saw the entire movie as a child - or young adult...

We watched it. Harrison loved it and requested it again. And again.

A week ago, I was tucking him in and he asked, "Sing Ummo Mommy?"

"What?" I asked

"Sing Ummo my, Mommy, Please"

"Dumbo?" I asked, "Sing Baby Mine?"


There it was. That moment pierced my heart as deeply as the first time his said, "I love you, Mama." unprompted.
The song that I sang so often to my baby-boy, came back to him as he watched Dumbo. That night to find his happy place, his place of peace and comfort, he didn't ask for Twinkle-Twinkle, Happy Birthday Airplane or Cookie Monster Song. He asked for Baby Mine.

And then He asked me to sing it again.

That's a happy MAMA day.

Baby mine, don't you cry
Baby mine, dry your eyes
Rest your head close to my heart
Never to part, baby of mine

Little one when you play
Don't you mind what you say
Let those eyes sparkle and shine
Never a tear, baby of mine

If they knew sweet little you
They'd end up loving you too
All those same people who scold you
What they'd give just for
The right to hold you

From your head to your toes
You're not much, goodness knows
But you're so precious to me
Cute as can be, baby of mine


Brittany said...

ugh. I am having a hard enough time with Adam turning two tomorrow... that made me sob. lol I love that movie.

Colleen said...

Oh... I'm all in tears. That was one of the songs I sang to Zoe when she was teeny tiny too. sniffle sniffle.

Mandaroo said...

OH gosh, girl! You made me cry. What a sweet song and what a sweet post. And I love that old time sound in the music from the classic disney movies. How sweet!

Christina said...

Oh! I can imagine exactly how you felt when he requested "your" song. How very precious and sweet...what a wonderful moment, what a wonderful post! I'm feeling a little teary now!

Be Inspired Always said...

Wonderful post!

I love that movie. I use to sit with my two boys and snuggle under a blanket with them. I also use to tear up holding them a bit tighter when that song came on.