Monday, December 17, 2007
Snug as a Bug
First Daughter loves to practice sleeping in her brother's bed. If only she'd sleep well in her own bed. Kansas Dad and I have been taking turns walking with her, rubbing her back, and rocking her at night, listening all the while to her bedtime CD, my favorite lullaby CD of all time: Bedtime Prayers by Twila Paris.
The music is soft and lovely. The lyrics are beautiful. My favorite song is Your Whole Life Long. You can read the lyrics here (scroll down to track #6). I have a much easier time remembering how blessed we are and learning to love sacrificially when this song begins to play, even in the middle of the night when it feels like she hasn't slept for hours. Not that I have it down yet, of course.
When you're ready to become a parent, it's important to find a bedtime CD you can enjoy for hours on end night after night. I've tried others, many of them wonderful, but I always come back to this one. (First Son is old enough to pick his own now and usually listens to stories, but he listened to this one for over a year after he was born. We even had to replace it with the album from iTunes when we left the actual CD in a hotel in California.)