Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Isn't She Lovely" - A Song for Mother's Day

Although my family will be celebrating a belated Mother's Day later this month (this is what happens when all of the kids are in different parts of the country), I'd like to wish all of the mothers out there a very happy Mother's Day. Even though the recent news seems to be fraught with stories about bad parents who do all sorts of horrible things (abuse, torture, neglect, and abandonment), I like to think that these miscreants are in the minority. Please take the time today to thank all of the good mothers (and grandmothers, aunts, etc.) you know.

In this spirit of celebration, here is "Isn't She Lovely," an oldie but goodie from Stevie Wonder:

Aw - this song provides instant uplift, and it is probably one of the sweetest songs ever. Written to celebrate the birth of his daughter Aisha (she's the baby crying at the beginning and can be heard throughout the song), the song also thanks Yolanda Simmons (Aisha's mother). Enjoy and have a wonderful Mother's Day!