Sunday, May 10, 2009
Last year for Mother's Day Molly sang in church. It was a beautiful song, sung with a beautiful voice. Because of previous experiences dealing with Lucy while Molly sang [she always either wanted to be up with her mom of have her mom come back and sit with her] I took Lucy into the foyer before Molly started to sing and stood underneath the speaker so that I could listen. As Molly started to sing Lucy looked up at the speaker and said "Mommy sing!". I was surprised for some reason. I had not expected her to recognize Molly's voice so easily.
I shouldn't have been surprised. Lucy loves her mom. They spent their days dancing and singing together - broadway musicals, primary songs, fun kids songs, church hymns and rock and roll anthems too. I guess Molly did most of the singing, but Lucy was picking it up. As we have said before, Lucy is a light in our lives - its why we chose the name. I don't know if I have ever said it before on the blog, but Molly is a light too. Her dad told me that when Molly comes into a room its like sunshine just walked in. Its true. That's one of the reasons I chose Molly. She is vibrant.
Molly is a wonderful mother, she imparted so much to Lucy's life. In two years Lucy had an incredibly rich and full life. Peter loves his mom. He smiles at her. He likes to snuggle up to her. He is still unaware of much in this world, but I have no doubt that as he spends time with Molly his life will be filled with experiences, and he will receive all the love a growing boy needs. I may have to protect him from musicals - or at least temper them with some wrestling and rough housing, but I am sure that he is in good hands. I believe Lucy thinks so too.
I wish I could remember what the song was that Molly sang last year. I don't recall the name or the words. I do remember that it was unusual for a song about mothers because it actually seemed to fit. So many "Mother" songs, sweet and beautiful as they are, seem to fall short of the subject. That is no surprise, I guess - when you really stop and think about all that mothers are to try and put it in a song.... its just a lot to ask from a few verses.
Molly, Happy Mother's Day. I love you. Peter loves you. Lucy loves you. I am certain she wants you to know and remember that. I am certain that she is incredibly grateful for all you did for her. I know she misses you. She wants to make you proud and will work hard while she is away. She is looking forward to the day when she can walk through a garden with you, and laugh, and sing, and jump and dance, around and through a springtime of flowers and trees like you have never seen. She is waiting for that day. And I bet that she knows and remembers the song I can't remember. She is probably singing it today.
at May 10, 2009
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