Perfect Moment Monday: Warmer than the Warmest Sunshine

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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.

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DURING my infertility days, this was my theme song.

But shortly AFTER fulfilling my dream of being a mom, I found a new tune I sang triumphantly. It became an anthem I would croon to my children for the first 5 years or so.

I hadn’t heard the song (which my Dad sang to me back in the day) in a long while but it popped up on my iPod while mowing the lawn yesterday (yes! I now mow lawns!).

And because the mower was so loud, I could happily yell sing along with Petula. Here are the lyrics. I’ve bolded the lines that makes it such a triumphant song, when sung to my babies.

My Love
My love is warmer than the warmest sunshine

Softer th
an a sigh.
My love is deeper than the deepest ocean

Wider than the sky.

My love is brighter than the brightest star

That shines every night above

And there is nothing in this world
That can ever change my love

Something happened to my heart the day that I met you
Something that I never felt before
You are always on my mind no matter what I do
And everyday it seems that I want you more

(Chorus)

Once I thought that love was meant for anyone else but me
Once I thought you’d never come my way
Now it only goes to show how wrong we all can be
For now I have to tell you everyday

(Chorus)


Who’d a thunk when I was there that I’d end up here?

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0 thoughts on “Perfect Moment Monday: Warmer than the Warmest Sunshine”

  1. Absolutely beautiful…rediscovering old favourite is so superb.

    I do not have one song that mirrors my IF journey…but I keep hanging to Annie Lennox and George Michael….

  2. What a lovely transition you’ve made. :) It makes me think of the Cream / Eric Clapton song called “Sunshine of your Love.” There is such an undeniably warming feeling that goes along with knowing true, deep love.

  3. Absolutely beautiful…rediscovering old favourite is so superb.

    I do not have one song that mirrors my IF journey…but I keep hanging to Annie Lennox and George Michael….

  4. What a lovely transition you’ve made. :) It makes me think of the Cream / Eric Clapton song called “Sunshine of your Love.” There is such an undeniably warming feeling that goes along with knowing true, deep love.

  5. Its amazing how songs can mean so very much to us and express our sentiments so well. Thanks for sharing that song.

  6. Wow. Don’t you wish you could go back to the you from before, wrap her up in a big hug, and tell her that it’s all going to be okay? Better than she ever imagined, really.

  7. Songs can bring memories and feelings back to me easier than any other sense.

    I love your perfect moment . . . almost as much as I love the image of you mowing your lawn while belting out Petula!!

  8. Thanks for the memory — Petula was HUGE when I was a kid. I think I will be humming her songs until I go to bed tonight…!

  9. In the words of Petula:

    And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you
    Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to
    Guide them along

  10. Its amazing how songs can mean so very much to us and express our sentiments so well. Thanks for sharing that song.

  11. Wow. Don’t you wish you could go back to the you from before, wrap her up in a big hug, and tell her that it’s all going to be okay? Better than she ever imagined, really.

  12. Songs can bring memories and feelings back to me easier than any other sense.

    I love your perfect moment . . . almost as much as I love the image of you mowing your lawn while belting out Petula!!

  13. Thanks for the memory — Petula was HUGE when I was a kid. I think I will be humming her songs until I go to bed tonight…!

  14. In the words of Petula:

    And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you
    Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to
    Guide them along

  15. I remember you singing this to Tessa and Reed when they were younger. I feel this way about my kids too!

    It is such a great song! I’m sure I’ll be humming it all day. :)

  16. I remember you singing this to Tessa and Reed when they were younger. I feel this way about my kids too!

    It is such a great song! I’m sure I’ll be humming it all day. :)

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