Tuesday, May 4, 2010

You are my Sunshine

I sing this song a lot to Coop during the day and he especially loves it when I do a silly voice and have a dancing stuffed animal involved..but, I normally stay away from the second verse as I find it very depressing...the second verse (for those of you that don't know it)

The other night dear while I lay sleeping, I dreamt I held you in my arms, but when I woke dear I was mistaken, and hung my head and I cried...

How many times have you woken up from a dream about your baby...and, had the sad realization that it was all in your head? I've had a lot of dreams in the last nearly 2 years that I was sad to wake up from...happy to be given another day but sad to have to live it without my daughter...

So, I stay away from that verse and focus on the upbeat verse...with the feel good words that bring a smile to Cooper's face and that smile is what makes me happy when skies are gray...

5 comments:

Lilly's Mom (Desiree) said...

i so hear ya girl! funny, i just finished watching 7th heaven on hallmark (dvr'd) and they sang that song like a million times. :) i am so happy that the Lord gave you cooper. and i look forward to the day when He puts some sunshine back into my life!

Trennia said...

I think it is sweet to remember our babies that have gone to heaven before us. I too have sung that song to Samuel.
Thinking of Lily with you today, as all the little one's in heaven...after all all those babies/children are Emily's,Hunter,and Heather's friends :)
(((HUGS)))

Mrs. Mother said...

That song is my song for Tessa. I sang it to her all during my pregnancy, and I never sang the second verse to it, because it was just too sad. When they put her in my arms for the first time, I sang it to her again.

I sang it to Jenna, too, when she was born, but choked up on the "please don't take my sunshine away..." I sing it to Ella now, but I change the words from "You are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine" to "My Littlest Sunshine" because I have two other sunshines, too, Tessa and Jenna.

Maggie said...

I never realized that song was so sad! :( But I'm glad you can sing the happy parts to Cooper! He's a real sweetie!

AKD said...

I never knew the words to the second verse, either. That's so sad - I love how you focus on your little ray of sunshine. You and him both bring us all light, too, Jen!