Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A lullaby for the heart

Today, a lullaby for the heart. 

Since Quinn’s stillbirth, I get moved at the most unexpected times.  Most recently, Riley and I were in the car listening to her “Music Together” Lullaby CD.  This song (although a different singer) came on, and I was instantly moved.  I think this lullaby is quite magical.

I feel connected to this lullaby because the lyrics are eternal.  For me, my story of love for my daughters, both living and dead, has no end.  My living baby does not cry when she is sleeping, but my stillborn daughter never cried at all, for she was born sleeping.

Let this lullaby warm your heart. 

“I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song)”

I gave my love a cherry
That had no stone
I gave my love a chicken
That had no bone

I gave my love a baby
With no crying.
I gave my love a story
That had no end

How can there be a cherry
That has no stone?
And how can there be a chicken
That has no bone?

And how can there be a baby
With no crying?
How can there be a story
That has no end?

A cherry when it's blooming
It has no stone
A chicken when it's piping
It has no bone

A baby when it's sleeping
It's no crying.
The story that I love you
It has no end

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