Thank you, Colette
Wednesday January 27th 2010, 3:41 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Life

In the kitchen, I without thinking sang a snatch of a catchy little tune that my kids had learned in church when they were little that starts with “I love you, and you love me…”

And all the sudden my grown kids behind me were doing the little fishy-wiggle thing with their hands, being goofy, chiming in, “We go together like the fish in the sea,” and then putting their arms up to make a big smiley sun around their heads, doing the whole little-kid song-and-dance to it.

Which had been choreographed and taught them by Brian’s grandma.

And then we wiped a tear here and there, glad for how the silly song had made us laugh. “And that’s the way that it’s supposed to be!”

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I’m wiping tears too! How sweet!

I love singing songs with my kids that my mom sang with me. Some of them from when she was a child in Hawaii, so we hula as we sing!

Comment by Momo Fali 01.27.10 @ 6:17 pm

I found myself a couple weeks ago singing, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart…” I told Mom, and we sang the rest together.

The other song from when I was little that seems appropriate is: “Love of my life I am crying, I am not dying. I am dancing. Dancing along in the sadness, there is no madness, only the Song of the Soul!”

Comment by Serena 01.27.10 @ 8:19 pm

Love and hugs.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 01.28.10 @ 8:31 am

Singing is so spiritual. What a beautiful example!

Comment by Channon 01.28.10 @ 9:17 am

Funny the shape comfort takes, huh?

I’m glad you have each other. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 01.28.10 @ 1:10 pm

The life force is strong. It brings us these moments of joy, even when they are tinged with sadness. For that, we can all be eternally grateful.

Comment by twinsetellen 01.29.10 @ 3:08 pm

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