Sunday, September 21, 2008

I Believe in Angels

I've been told it's about time I contribute to our blog so here it goes...

We sing Patrick about 100 songs a day. Whether we are giving him a bath, changing his diaper or playing, there is always a song to go with our activity. One of my favorite moments is rocking him to sleep. I stare at that perfect face and know I am so very blessed to have him in my life. I usually whisper a prayer before I start or sometimes I sing the song "You Alone" with the lyrics, "You have given me more than I could ever have wanted and I want to give You my heart and my soul." It was one of the songs we sang at our wedding and has never been more true for me.

Patrick seems to prefer a few songs: one we made up about dinosaurs, another called "Godspeed," by the Dixie Chicks that I listened to throughout my pregnancy, "Baby Mine" from Dumbo and especially the Ava Maria (not the traditional one, but the one we sing after every Life Night at St. Ann's). Lately, in light of the release of Mama Mia, we've been listening to a few songs from ABBA. And so I will leave you with the lyrics from "I have a dream," one of my favorites and, I think, the only ABBA song Toby will let me play more than once around Patrick.

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future
even if you fail
I believe in angels

Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I'll cross the stream
I have a dream


Anonymous said...

I should have expected this (music stuff) from you Angela! No but really you should blog more often. Love the pics of Patrick!

Anonymous said...

GREAT post Ang!! You are such a good mommy =)

Anonymous said...

What a sweet post, Ang! Patrick's pictures are adorable.