Last night, we had our usual chit chat session just before going to bed. The lights were off and the candles were lit. Just before Mal started rambling on about his rockets, we decided maybe we should sing some songs for the night. I searched through my mind and realised how limited my karaoke song list was. I ended up singing our wedding song and a folk song I used to sing to him when he was a baby.
I was side lying comfortably on the sofa with Mal sitting close next to me. With just the dim light from the flickering candles, I could see his eyes gazing gently into mine throughout my singing and there were moments I thought I saw him holding back tears.
I told myself maybe it was the light.
When the singing was over, he looked at me lovingly yet with a strange intensity.
In a soft and serious voice, he said
‘Mummy … thank you for singing to me’
These few words melt my heart and I know I love him to bits.