Mommy Thursday: What's your Lullaby?

lull·a·by /
ˈlələˌbī/

Noun
A quiet, gentle song sung to put a child to sleep.

I don't know why lullabies are so effective but they work like magic. On the part of babies, I guess it's a prompt for them to relax and feel that hey it's time to rest now. While for mommies (well for me at least), I think it's a way to not notice the time and not feel the effort to put a baby to sleep. haha! Though we see images of loving moms and babies cuddling in Johnson's commercials before putting them to bed, sometimes that's not the case most especially for toddlers. Putting them to bed minus the drama is quite a challenge. As a mom of a 2-year old, I could sense that she's so busy exploring the "world" that 24 hours is not enough. Minsan, ayaw naman matulog pero alam kong kailangan na. Knowing that she's tired and singing a lullaby sort of tells her that "baby, you need to rest." How about you, do you effortlessly put your babies to sleep and do the lovey-dovey stuff we see in advertisements? All the time? 

So anyway, here's my lullaby for Isay. The title is "Sa Ugoy ng Duyan." Music by Lucio San Pedro and Lyrics by Levi Celerio This song is simply beautiful and for me, captures how we need mothers in our lives no matter how old we get. Being with my mom gives me a sense of peace and security and that's what this song is saying. Each time I sing it to Isay, I'm assuring her that she could always count on mommy's arms to comfort her. Here's a video of no less than Lea Salonga. #proudpinoy



Sana'y di nagmaliw ang dati kong araw
Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni Nanay
Nais kong maulit ang awit ni Inang mahal
Awit ng pag-ibig habang ako'y nasa duyan

Sana'y di nagmaliw ang dati kong araw
Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni Nanay
Nais kong maulit ang awit ni Inang mahal
Awit ng pag-ibig habang ako'y nasa duyan

Refrain:
Sa aking pagtulog na labis ang himbing
Ang bantay ko'y tala, ang tanod ko'y bituin
Sa piling ni Nanay, langit ay buhay
Puso kong may dusa sabik sa ugoy ng duyan

Sana'y di nagmaliw ang dati kong araw
Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni Nanay
Nais kong maulit ang awit ni Inang mahal
Awit ng pag-ibig habang ako'y nasa duyan

Sa aking pagtulog na labis ang himbing
Ang bantay ko'y tala, ang tanod ko'y bituin
Sa piling ni Nanay, langit ay buhay
Puso kong may dusa sabik sa ugoy ng duyan

Nais kong matulog sa dating duyan ko, Inay
Oh! Inay

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