You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.
Hearing those words makes my heart skip a beat; Memories of my own dad singing it to me and now each of my own babies have been lulled to sleep by those very words. There were moments when I had to avoid the second verse when settling down my sensitive Tween for the night and the Toddler can take so long to drift off some nights, that I end up just Lalalaaaaa-ing for what seems like eternity.
The reason that tune pops into my head when I look at it is because it was taken while we played outside in the sunshine this week. I don’t mind all the seasons but there’s something particularly smile inducing about bright sunny days, where the blue of the sky contrasts so well against the landscape.
And the infectious smile has been captured for eternity, his cheesy grin right there for those moments when I need a shot of happiness.
Priorities took a back burner this week as we squeezed in some long dog walks over the cliff top where my boy and I took in the sights of the stunning Jurassic Coast I’m so lucky to live near. We paused and sat for a while; a chat and a cuddle and answering all his “what’s that?” at all the new sights; the hugeness of the sea, the cliffs, the seagulls, the diggers preparing the caravan park for the coming tourist season and planes buzzing in the sky.
This week was all about pausing, making time for the ordinary moments and enjoying the sunshine.