I swear this is true…
I love music and I can relate almost any situation in life to a song and vice versa. I especially like relating people to songs, so today’s Tuesday Top 5 is all about my favorite person…Ava!
Here are my Top 5 Songs for Ava:
5. Fix You by Coldplay
I took some weird course in college that required us to make a playlist and a book about songs that we related to our loved ones. I was pregnant with Ava at the time and this song made me think of how I would feel when she grew up and felt sad. I thought about the mom that I wanted to be and the relationship I hope we would have.
4. You Are My Sunshine by Johnny Cash
Ava was never a good sleeper…like ever. I used to rock her for what felt like an eternity and sing this song over and over.
3. One Call Away by Charlie Puth
I recently posted on Facebook about this song and how I want to play it for Ava when she moves out (you know, when she’s like 35 and getting married). I cannot listen to it enough. This is one of those, crank it up and sing with Ava in the car kinds of songs.
First of all, who doesn’t want an awesome old lady nun to guide you through life? I mean, I do. That lady is legit badass. She puts Maria in her place, forces her into uncomfortable situations and helps her through a journey of self-discovery. I love her. Last night on The Voice, Jordan Smith KILLED it with his version of this song.
1. I Won’t Let Go by Rascal Flatts
Ava and I used to dance to this in the kitchen when she was about 5. I would cry. The lyrics are so powerful for me as a mama. I love when he sings, “I will stand by you, I will help you thorough…I will hold you tight and I won’t let go.”
So there you have it! My Top 5 Songs for Ava. If you’re a parent who has a special song for your child, I would love to know! Share in the comments!
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