I wanted to share a song with all of you today. Though I’ve never been the biggest fan of her music, I’ve always liked Sheryl Crow, especially as we’ve aged. I try to forget that she once dated Kid Rock. We all have questionable taste at times.
I was checking out tunes from her latest CD on You Tube when I found this one from a prior album. It’s a song she wrote for her son.
“Lullaby for Wyatt”
The lyrics, the music; it’s all beautiful. The third verse is what really jumped out at me and made me stop everything to write this piece:
I have held you close
And breathed your name, my dear
I was with you then
And will remain, my dear
As I listened to those lines I had visions of holding Pace late in the night while the rest of the house slept.
All is quiet.
It’s just me and Pace.
I hold him close while he eats or I breathe in his scent while his sleeping head lies on my shoulder. I whisper in his ear, “Mommy loves you,” and I snuggle a little closer.
I had this experience with all three of my kids and I will always cherish the warmth of those memories, no matter how far they may roam.
How do I keep you from losing your way
Hope you will find love like I did some day
But love is letting go
And this I'll know
Cause you were mine
For a time
I think that’s every mother’s unsung lullaby.