I’m a sentimental.
Being the only female in the house, I feel it’s my duty to expose my sons to the full range of female emotion.
They see me laughing (a lot). Certainly they’ve seen me frustrated and angry, but I hope they’ve seen more kindness and gentleness. They’ve seen me swoon when my husband enters the room and dance to “Mom’s Morning Dance Music” (yes, I have that playlist).
And they’ve seen the quiet moments.
The times when I’m not reading or working or on any device, just looking out the window.
The times when they see me crying because it’s just one of those days and I need some reminiscing music.
Usually those are the days I’m really feeling that they are growing up too fast, and although I’m infinitely proud of them…well, you know, moms. You know that chord deep down inside. That one that just needs some time to be still and f-e-e-l.
These are my songs for those days. In honor of Mother’s Day coming up, I thought I’d share them with you.
If your love swells like mine does when I hear some of these, go find your babies and kiss ‘em. If they’re still little, scoop them right up and plant one on them. If they’re older, like mine, skip the scooping them up step, but plant one on nonetheless. Even if they squirm. Maybe your baby isn’t at home anymore. Kisses travel through phone lines, I’ve heard.
Happy Mother’s Day, Moms.
Click here if you want to listen to the whole playlist together on YouTube.
Joni Mitchell – The Circle Game
Taylor Swift – Never Grow Up
Cindy Morgan – How Could I Ask For More
T Carter – A Mother’s Song
Bette Midler – Baby Mine
Mark Harris – Find Your Wings
Ben Folds – Gracie
Neil Young – Here For You
Fleetwood Mac – Landslide
And because I think it might be my favorite song of all times (and I just couldn’t decide) I’m going to include another version of Landslide…
Landslide – Dixie Chicks
What’s your favorite sentimental mom song?