Moving has been tough on the little ones. The endless packing, cleaning and stacks of boxes really started to wear on us all toward the end. The disruption to our typical laid back schedule started to affect the kids’ ability to settle down and fall asleep. Enter Edie Carey and Sarah Sample’s Til the Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort. When this gem arrived in the mail I knew the timing couldn’t be more perfect. We all needed extra comfort during this transition.
I started playing Edie Carey & Sarah Sample’s new album, ‘Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort’ during our bedtime routine. The soothing sounds of Edie and Sarah’s voices brought a sense of calm to an otherwise chaotic part of our day. I clung to the beauty of the music as much as, if not more than, our kids did. As we became familiar with the music the words began to sink into my mind.
I have found that I am most drawn to children’s music that meets two criteria: 1) Songs that give me insight into my children’s perceptions of their experiences 2) Lyrics that inspire me to cherish my children, to embrace my role as their parent and be better starting that very moment for those precious children.
These two criteria meeting together in heart-touching lullabies has worked miracles for our bedtime. Edie Carey and Sarah Sample have a tender story of friendship and collaboration. From their press release: “In 2010, after releasing her third album and having her second child, Sarah Sample realized that most of her music-making at home involved singing to her children. It felt only natural that her next record should embrace the lullabies that were at the core of her motherhood experience. At this time, her friend Edie Carey was in the throes of a two-year struggle with infertiity following a near-fatal experience while on tour. Sarah soon became one of Edie’s main sources of support, and their friendship deepened.
“Edie welcomed a son in 2012 (thanks to winning a $16K IVF cycle at a raffle!), and soon the two friends began hatching plans to make Sarah’s lullaby idea come true. They wanted to not only honor the quiet moments between parent and child, but also to pay tribute to the struggles of infertility, recognizing the circuitous and painful journey many people must travel to become parents. ‘Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort carries a message of love, comfort, and solace for any listener.”