From Alison: If music be the food of love…..
I love the way that the Son Rise program encourages us to celebrate our children when they do something wonderful like look at us. I also love the way that music and particularly songs can convey such a profound message and sometimes a song can get me right in the heart in such a beautiful way. Here’s what happened the other day in our playroom.
I have recently welcomed a wonderful new recruit to our Son Rise team, she is called Rachel and she is 17 years old. Jordan already adores her and so do I. The other day she was up to the point in her training where she went into the playroom with Jordan but without me. I was watching her on the CCTV. As she is joining Jordan she starts to quietly sing to him in the sweetest lullaby tones. ‘Moon River wider than a mile, I’m crossing you in style someday’. But she couldn’t remember all the words so she just sang snippets of the song. BUT the pieces she remembered were so amazing as they were all about the Son Rise program attitude…..’wherever you are going, I’m going your way’ ……. the goosebumps start to form as I am watching……’two drifters off to see the world, there’s such a lot of world to see’…..I am in awe of my new recruit now…..’my huckleberry friend, moon river and me’.
How powerful was that for me to watch and learn that everything and everyone can teach me something. I have now claimed Audrey Hepburn’s song for our Son Rise program – Wherever Jordan is going, we are going his way…….