letters to my sons


My Little Fireworks,

One of my favorite songs to sing when I was little like you is "This Little Light of Mine".  Between the hand motions we used to do in Sunday School to all the different verses and how fun I thought it was to shout, "No! I'm gonna let it shine.", it stayed with me - mind and heart.  For all these reasons, it just came naturally for me to sing it to you from the first minutes I held you; and although you've outgrown this part - me rocking you to sleep to the sound of my voice - the words are something I hope you're never too big to hear.

I recently heard a new version of this song that gives it even more meaning and makes it even more special, and since they say it best, I'll just write the words down for you here:

"There's a little flame inside a soul
Some shine bright, some shine small
The rains will come and the waters rise
But don't you ever lose your light

In this life you will know
Love and pain, joy and sorrow
So when it hurts when times get hard
Don't forget whose child you are

This little light of mine
I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I'm gonna let it shine gonna let it shine

May you live each day with no regret
Make the most of every chance you get
Let your eyes get wide when you look at the stars
With the same sense of wonder as a child's heart

With the ones you love, treasure the time
And for those who are gone, keep their memories alive
Hold onto your dreams, don't ever let go
There's a fire inside you burning with hope

This little light of mine
I'm gonne let it shine
This little light of mine
I'm gonna let it shine gonna let it shine

...." Addison Road

Keep your little lights shining, Babies.  Always.



  1. Haven't heard that version but I like it. Such sweet boys!

  2. I ADORE the Addison Road version!! So so sweet!!! Great pics!! Sweet boys!

  3. This is one of our favorite songs too! I love this other version...it's new to us. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh what a sweet version I love it!!! Your boys are beautiful little lights:)

  5. What sweet song and the pictures of your boys are just too much. Such love between brothers. They will grow up to be the best of friends. :)