Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Bedtime Song

I have the privilege of being able to have my beautiful niece and nephew here with my every couple of months for a week. They are darling, active and sometimes all too much for me! After our busy day we have of course the bedtime ritual, bath, story and bed. Last time my nephew was up he requested I sing "twinkle, twinkle, little star" and so I did. He just loves this song, as I am finding most children do and is probably why there are at least three classic children songs to the same tune. I enjoyed singing the song and thought to myself 'what would be wrong with adding another song to the already famous tune?' I wanted it to be a special lullaby just for them. Well, actually I am sharing it here with you so you can sing it too to your child, niece, nephew or special child in your life.

A Lullaby

Now it's time to say goodnight,
Father Sun turns out his light,
Mother Moon wakes up and says:
Time for __________ to go to bed.
Now it's time to say goodnight,
Give me a kiss and hug me tight!



Artwork by Jennifer Nilsson

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Voice by Celtic Woman

I stumbled on this video and was quite simply mesmerized by it! Please enjoy this lovely and very meaningful song.




"The Voice"

I hear your voice on the wind
And I hear you call out my name

"Listen, my child," you say to me
"I am the voice of your history
Be not afraid, come follow me
Answer my call, and I'll set you free"

I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain
I am the voice of your hunger and pain
I am the voice that always is calling you
I am the voice, I will remain

I am the voice in the fields when the summer's gone
The dance of the leaves when the autumn winds blow
Ne'er do I sleep thoughout all the cold winter long
I am the force that in springtime will grow

I am the voice of the past that will always be
Filled with my sorrow and blood in my fields
I am the voice of the future, bring me your peace
Bring me your peace, and my wounds, they will heal

I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain
I am the voice of your hunger and pain
I am the voice that always is calling you
I am the voice

I am the voice of the past that will always be
I am the voice of your hunger and pain
I am the voice of the future
I am the voice, I am the voice
I am the voice, I am the voice