Forty years ago today, my first child was born. In the last few weeks of my pregnancy I found it difficult to sleep. Excited and nervous, I couldn’t wait for the Big Event, longing to see what he or she looked like.
At the time my (then) husband and I possesed a portable record player but only a couple of singles ~ ‘My Sweet Lord’ by George Harrison and a ‘double A side’ by Roberta Flack. One track was the haunting ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’ but the flip side tapped into my emotions at the time and I played it over and over every night ~ it soothed me until I dozed off.
Years passed and my son became a dancer, performing on the West End stage and in Germany. Once, when we were discussing our favourite music, he told me that each time he heard this particular piece, he fell asleep!
So, Lee, here is my 40th Birthday greeting to you ~ I know that it’s supposed to be a love song from a woman to her man but the lyrics describe, so perfectly, how I felt ~ the first time ever I saw your sweet little baby face. Awww!
P.S. Please don’t listen to this while driving!
P.P.S. If you find this embarrassing, tough. I’m your mother, that’s my job!