thom's lullaby


i sometimes listen to thom’s childhood lullaby, written for him by his papa, before i sleep. it grounds my dreams i think. sweetens them.

i like to think of that love - a dad's for his first baby. the language is the one my Oma spoke when she came to Canada on a boat when she was two years old; the language my papa and thom’s papa spoke when they were little boys.

it is good for me to fall asleep this way.

thom’s lullaby, i thought i'd share.

dream well.

ps. hope you all had a love filled hug filled valentines.
take good care of each other.

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful post. I just found your blog through Pastor's Girl's Ponderings and I will definitely be sticking around. :)

    xoxo,
    --Abi

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  2. This is unbelievably sweet. xox

    p.s. - so glad you finally have a Flickr account!

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  3. andrea,
    ha! I am so slow at these things.
    not sure my flickr account really counts yet, added the most random assortment of photos this morning, trying to figure flickr out.
    :)
    xo happy louis reil day weekend!

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  4. Hay woman. Just wanted to say, it's about time you joined Flickr. Hallelujah.

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  5. Very sweet. What language is it? I'm Dutch myself and know German, it sounds more like...Austrian German? No... Well, I don't know and I'm curious

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  6. Beautiful dear heart! Happy weekend to you!

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  7. anna,
    that is very observant and i am impressed you can decipher the differences.

    Thom and I are both Mennonite. Our Grandparents immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine speaking "low german" or "plautdietsch".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plautdietsch

    :)

    xx

    :)

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  8. Aha, wow! That explains it. :) Thank you for your answer. Fun fact: my mom has been raised a Mennonite. Here in Holland we call it doopsgezind.

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  9. That song is so sweet! <3
    Love this post.

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  10. oh how I love your photography nikaela!

    also! (I feel silly because I can't find you email address anywhere...) but I was wondering if you wanted to be apart of my 'favorite things' feature on my blog. You can email me at tpaigekitto@hotmail.com if you'd like to!

    t.

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  11. oh nikaela, that was beautiful. my oma used to sing me to sleep with her lullabies in german, loved listening to Thom's and thinking of her.

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  12. It's a beautiful lullaby. Thanks for sharing!

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