February 4, 2016

Dear Lincoln: You'll Be in My Heart

Dear Lincoln, 

This morning was a little rough going wasn't it? You just wanted to be held by your mom. At first I admit, I was getting a little impatient. A little overwhelmed. A little exasperated. But then as I picked you up, I couldn't help but recall this song from the Disney movie Tarzan, "You'll Be in My Heart." And then of course I had to look it up and listen to it. And then I started singing it to you and dancing with you in your room. And my whole attitude changed. Because love really does overcome all. It whispers away doubt, calms any fear, and soothes the heart. I couldn't be mad with you because all you want is me. You're my baby, and I promise to always take care of you. I'll always love you. You're always in my heart and I always carry a prayer for you. 


Your Mother

Come stop your crying
It will be alright
Just take my hand
Hold it tight

I will protect you
From all around you
I will be here
Don't you cry

For one so small,
You seem so strong
My arms will hold you,
Keep you safe and warm
This bond between us
Can't be broken
I will be here
Don't you cry

'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart, always