I grew up hearing it, and so will my kids:
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine - You make me happy when skies are gray - You'll never know dear, how much I love you - Please don't take my sunshine away
I've named our newest collection after the sweetest song I've ever heard. This song expresses the love I have for my children and the love I felt from my mom as I grew up. It captures the epitome of what it means to be a mom; the pure joy our children bring to our lives, the nagging fear of losing them one day, and the ever-present oblivion they have for how much we love them, it's all captured in this one simple song.
The saddest part of this song is where it talks about the mother dreaming of holding her baby and when she awoke she cried because her child wasn't there. One day, our babies will grow up, one day we'll have dreams of them sneaking in our beds at 2 am, and one day we'll miss the back pain from sleeping crooked because they needed us for "just one more minute". This song reminds me of the fleeting moments we have, and I'm so grateful my mom sang it to me. Now, It's easier for me to understand the depth of her love for me, as I sing this to my children, I'm reminded that the rolls were once reversed.