Not Your Grandmother’s Lullaby
We were putting the children down for their daily nap, all 24 of them. Tiny little bodies, strewn across blue nylon cots 5×2 feet wide. I was in the two’s class in the daycare at my church. (I’ve been a nanny, the go-to babysitter, daycare teacher, and Sunday morning kids worship leader). My normal preference for working with kids is 3 and up, but I was a floater in this season of my childcare life, which meant that I went where the need was.
When you have that many little souls to put to sleep you need all the help you can get. Our usual way of doing it was to get them on their cots, start rubbing backs, and last but not least putting on some music to help the kids relax and fall asleep.
So, there I was sitting on the floor and rubbing the back of my first little kinder. Then the nursery music started. It was the same music we always used. Loud typical nursery songs. The same songs that I’m sure my mother and grandmother knew. Not only loud, but I have to say as a musician, not very imaginative, and definitely not soothing. I just couldn’t imagine how the babies went to sleep through that. As an adult, it really was like fingernails down a chalkboard. Like the kind of music that you hope and pray that your baby doesn’t cry for in the car. Yikes! I think you know what I mean. Wheels on the bus anyone?
That’s when the wheels in my HEAD started working. I was thinking there must be some lullaby music out there for children that doesn’t drive the parents and caregivers mad. With the wheels really turning now, I thought … I would love to create that!
That’s when the song Rockabye was born.
Fast forward a few years, and lots of hours with the holy spirit, the album ANGEL WINGS came to life.
It is my profound pleasure to create music that is filled with the love of God. To imagine him singing over all of his little ones .. big and small because we are ALL his children. But, I mostly love the idea of this music offering so many facets ..
Relaxation, Stress relief, Quiet time with God, Soothing babies, Teaching children and adults how to connect with our creator God .. the list just goes on and on!
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