"Grace Notes"

One mother started singing her daughter to sleep after bringing her home — and soon, her lullabies took on a life of their own.

Singing to my daughter helped with our bonding process
Long before my daughter arrived, I dreamed about singing to her. I have sweet memories of my own mother singing me to sleep. Every night, she sat on the edge of my bed and sang to my brother and me in her soft alto voice. I remember thinking how beautiful she was, with the light from the hall illuminating the curve of her cheek and glowing like a halo in her wavy hair. I wished the moment would never end, ...

When I vowed that my child would get as many bedtime songs as she wanted, I hadn’t counted on this particular child’s determination.

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