I have written a few times about the gorgeous little Matilda Mae and her Mummy and what impact this little girl has had on my life even though I’ve never even had the pleasure of meeting her. Matilda was suddenly and awfully taken from her family by SIDS. Next month my family will have the honour of walking with Matilda Mae’s and many other people to celebrate her beautiful life and to raise money for FSIDS, the charity that supports families who have lost a child to SIDS and works to prevents SIDS, in the Mile In Memory of Matilda Mae. FSIDs the charity recently changed their name to The Lullaby Trust. Matilda’s very brave mummy launched a linky to promote the charity, and I have decided to link up and show my support for this charity and the great work they do as well and to show my support for Jennie and her family as they travel this path.
Music is so important in my life these days. I’ve always had an appreciation for music, but my daughter seemed to come out of the womb with a natural leaning towards music. She cannot get enough music. She will start swaying and dancing whenever she hears a song, she loves creating her own music and she has created in me a real love for classical music. It’s a wonder it took us so long to figure out that it would be a useful tool in calming her and soothing her to sleep! Or maybe we just didn’t fine the right song. A few months ago, however, we started singing an old lullaby to her and she loves it. We sing this to her every naptime and bedtime as she is tucked in. She lies in her bed and waits for “her song”. Sometimes, if she isn’t too sleepy yet, she’ll wave her hand to the music or gently sway. I often find myself humming it throughout the day. Long after she’s stopped needing a lullaby to sleep, this one will forever remind me of Miss E and her love of all things singing and music:
Hush, little baby, don’t say a word.
Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass
And if that looking glass gets broke,
Mama’s gonna buy you a billy goat
And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Mama’s gonna buy you a cart and bull
And if that cart and bull turn over,
Mama’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover
And if that dog named Rover won’t bark
Mama’s gonna buy you a horse and cart
And if that horse and cart fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.