precious, precious…sunshine

Just left the blog of friend and fellow blogger…pocket perspectives. Her post on sunshine  stirred up wonderful memories of my 27-year-old.

http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/you-are-my-sunshine-so-much-potential-sunshine-in-our-lives-each-day/#comment-8635

Her birthday’s tomorrow. 

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“You are My Sunshine” was the song we dubbed my daughter’s very own, often changing it to “you are my moonshine.” Of course we weren’t referencing the alcohol some folks took to concocting behind the barn in the good old days. (They’re probably still at it.)

Watching our only child’s face light up as we sang the words, was like seeing her standing in the middle of a sunbeam…or moonbeam.

We were three happy mousketeers…warmed by our love for one another.

Still are.

I’d forgotten that there was another song about sunshine, until I saw it reprinted on Pocket Perspectives. 

Now that my daughter’s grown into a lovely, young woman…I’d like to dedicate the following to her.

Happy birthday, precious! You still are our sunshine…and moonshine.

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a day that I could give you
I’d give to you a day just like today
If I had a song that I could sing for you
I’d sing a song to make you feel this way

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a tale that I could tell you
I’d tell a tale sure to make you smile
If I had a wish that I could wish for you
I’d make a wish for sunshine all the while

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high
Sunshine almost all the time makes me high
Sunshine almost always

Words by John Denver

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8 thoughts on “precious, precious…sunshine

    • Thank you for the compliment. I will relay your sentiments to my daughter. She is lovely…inside…and out.

      Love your play on words to do with the crowd…and not the candy. 😆

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    • Appreciate your kind sentiments! I like to think we are all our daughters…mothers. We are linked one to another in compassion and hope. And that what we as women hold dear…are precious beyond words…which needs no voicing. lots of hugs for a gorgeous day!!! 🙂

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  1. May there be abundant (!!!) sunshine on their shoulders and in their hearts….and moonbeams, too.
    And hugmamma…your poem… “Believe in Yourself”….it has the moon in that background sky!… moonbeams for sure!
    Ohhhh….wishing such a very very Happy Birthday to your sunshine and moonshine! (and happiness to her loving mum and dad, too!
    (and she’s a dancer too???…. ohhhh…”a marvelous night for a moondance!” 😀 )

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hugs for sharing some brief thoughts...and keeping them positive

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