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You Are My Sunshine ♥

Today is filled with deliciously hot sunshiny goodness...and for this, I am truly thankful!! :) I went for a wonderful walk with Lynn at lunchtime, face upturned to the cloudless blue sky, body soaking in the sun's marvellous heat.

There has been far too long a stretch of yucky weather around here. But while revelling in the sun's return, the thought came to me that even when the skies overhead are grey and dripping with fog and drizzle, I am blessed to be surrounded by the sunshine of smiling faces. Such as all the smiling faces around me on Sunday, in spite of the crappy weather:

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You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...♥ I used to sing that song over and over to my daughters when they were young...I must resurrect that tradition - because they really are my sunshine! (But - sorry darlings - not my only sunshine!) The lyrics aren't actually all that sunny, except for the chorus, but I still like it. Reminds me of these adorable little faces:

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Read on for the lyrics and a video of Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan singing this song...

Lyrics:

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

I'll always love you and make you happy,
If you will only say the same.
But if you leave me and love another,
You'll regret it all some day:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

You told me once, dear, you really loved me
And no one else could come between.
But now you've left me and love another;
You have shattered all of my dreams:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

In all my dreams, dear, you seem to leave me
When I awake my poor heart pains.
So when you come back and make me happy
I'll forgive you dear, I'll take all the blame.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away


Comments (6)

sandrac:

I've always loved this song, too -- so simple and kind of bittersweet!

Your photos are so lovely, Anne, your daughters really are adorable!

We finally had a sunny, hot day here as well and it was such a welcome relief. Summer, at last?!

Anne:

Oh Sandra, let us pray!
Last night I was even excited notice that my shoulder was sunburned, that's how delighted I am with this wonderful hot weather! Pitiful... ;)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, that's a wonderful collage of smiling faces that surround you. There's more than one kind of sunshine in our lives for sure! Hope your weather is bright and sunny for this weekend! Thanks for this wonderful as always post!

Anne:

Always a pleasure, Kathy :)

At the moment, our forecast is showing lots of sun for the next several days. Fingers crossed it stays that way!! Enjoy your weekend!

Great photos! I love the photo of your girls when they were little.

I had a student once that used to sing this song over and over. He was so cute! I think of him whenever I hear this song.

Anne:

girasoli, they're definitely keepers, those gals of mine! How sweet about your student, kids are so wonderful :)

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