You are my sunshine |Living Arrows 

You are my sunshine |Living Arrows 

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.

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.

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  1. 19th March 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Both of your photos are so lovely. The last one is so calm and full of contemplation – the world at his feet. The first one makes me happy too – as does the sun! A little bit of sunshine just makes so much difference x

    • 19th March 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks Donna, he was genuinely just looking out at sea. I wish I knew exactly what he was thinking at that moment in time.

  2. 21st March 2016 / 2:54 pm

    How lovely! Love the photos at the end – wonderful! #sharethejoylinky

  3. 21st March 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Oh how I love that song too, so beautiful (although so sad in places too) and it is one that is sung at bedtime in our house as well 🙂 it sounds like you’ve had a wonderful week, how lovely to make the most of the sunshine and take in those glorious views!

  4. 21st March 2016 / 4:25 pm

    what lovely photos, i am loving this spring weather and am looking forward to summer

  5. 22nd March 2016 / 12:00 am

    What lovely photos. I love you are my sunshine too. It reminds me of an old alarm clock I had though. You couldn’t fail to wake up with a smile on your face with it.

  6. 22nd March 2016 / 7:14 am

    That song is so full of love and adoration. What an affirming song to hear and now sing to your babies.
    Found you at The Joy Chaser.

  7. 22nd March 2016 / 12:32 pm

    These are such beautiful and happy captures. The sunshine really does make all the difference.xx #livingarrows

  8. 22nd March 2016 / 8:38 pm

    A girl after my own herat! I also love teh spring sunshine and funnily wnough we are not that far along the coast from you! 🙂

  9. 25th March 2016 / 11:01 pm

    The sunshine always beckons me, too…I miss the days of playing in the sun with my little ones. My youngest is 5 and my oldest is 17. It’s amazing to watch them discover the world…in the sun! I also have sung this song to my children…and my best friend often calls me sunshine! Happy things.

  10. 26th March 2016 / 11:08 am

    I’m with you on the sunny days! So happy inducing indeed. Gorgeous photos and happy memories here lovely – thanks so much for sharing #sharethejoy

  11. 27th March 2016 / 9:01 pm

    I love both these photos – there is something about a sunny day that just makes everyone happier isn’t there. It’s lovely to have a song you always sing at bedtime isn’t it? For my boys it’s Over the Rainbow – I hope they remember me singing it to them when they’re older. #LivingArrows

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