Lullaby for me

Yesterday, I discovered that I had lost the company credit card.  I looked every where for it but I couldn’t find it.  I am so worried that this could cost me my promotion or even my job.  Last night my daughter was having troubles of her own.  She needed me but I was too wrapped up in my own worries and anxieties about losing the card.

Michael McLean wrote a song called Lullaby for me.  Here are the words:

A Lullaby For Me
by Michael McLean

This hasn’t been a day that I would call my best                                                         lullaby
I’d give myself a failing grade if this had been a test
I did not comfort you when you were all alone
I was too busy crying through some problems of my own
Today I have not been the mom you needed me to be
And tonight I wish that you could sing
A lullaby for me

I’m glad that you can sleep, I wish that I could too
I’m sorry that today I wasn’t really here for you
I must have slipped away to some far distant land
Where I’m the child who cries until her mother takes her hand
Today I have not been the mom you needed me to be
And tonight I wish that you could sing
A lullaby for me

Tomorrow I’ll reclaim my proper place
I’ll tuck you in and gently kiss your face
I’ll do the things a mom’s supposed to do
And I’ll know what those things should be
Cause now I need them too

This hasn’t been a day that I want to repeat
I’m sorry I could only say I’m sorry while you sleep
Today I have not been the mom you needed me to be
And tonight I wish that you could sing
A lullaby for me
Tonight I need someone to sing
A lullaby for me

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I think all mothers have days like this sometimes.  Yesterday was one of mine.  I’m glad to know I’m not alone and I hope my horrible day didn’t cause my daughter more anguish than she was already going through.