“If you feel you’re sinking, I will jump right over into cold, cold water for you…” Major Lazer

“Cold Water” (2016) is an energetic, upbeat dance song by Major Lazer, featuring Justin Bieber.

The message of “Cold Water” is about how love gives us the strength to endure challenges; we can use that strength to fight for, and protect the ones we love. 

“Come on, come on
Save me from my rocking boat
I just want to stay afloat
I’m all alone
And I hope, I hope
Someone’s gonna take me home
Somewhere I can rest my soul
I need to know

You won’t let go 
I’ll be your lifeline tonight
You won’t let go
I’ll be your lifeline tonight..”

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The Moments We Wish We Could “Slow Down” by Nichole Nordeman

“Here’s to you
Every missing tooth
Every bedtime story
Here’s to Barbie cars,                                                                                                    light saber wars
Sleeping in on Sunday
Had to crawl
Before you walked
Before you ran
Before I knew it
You were teaching me
The only thing love can
Hold hands through it
When it’s scary, you’ve got me

Slow down
Won’t you stay here a minute more
I know you want to walk through the door
But it’s all too fast
Let’s make it last a little while…”

~ Nichole Nordeman

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Nicole, a single mother with two children, wrote “Slow Down” song the night before her son’s fifth grade graduation.She says on facebook, I don’t know of a more uttered or whispered phrase from a mother of any age, about her child of any age, than ‘It’s going by too fast.’ I feel like I spend my life trying to slow time. Trying to celebrate the growth and the milestones of my children, and then secretly day dreaming about building a time machine in my garage, so I can return to rocking my babies at midnight. If you’ve ever looked at your child running across a field, or striding across a graduation stage, or walking down the middle aisle of a church clutching a bouquet, you’ll know why this song is special to me. Please watch the video, remembering the moments we wish we could slow down, and sharing them with those we love most.”  

Read More About Nicole’s emotional experience writing “Slow Down” and what family means to her: Mom’s song pleads for children to ‘Slow Down’ and stop growing up so fast

 

“Wait for me to come home…” (Photograph by Ed Sheeran)

We keep this love in a photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts are never broken
Times forever frozen still

So you can keep me
Inside the pocket
Of your ripped jeans
Holdin’ me closer
‘Til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone
Wait for me to come home..

Photograph” by Ed Sheeran is a heartfelt song that talks about the pain of being away from someone that you love. The “photograph” has a double meaning – it is a snap shot of a precious moment spent together, but it also symbolizes the memories we hold in our heart.

“Oh you can fit me
Inside the necklace you got when you were 16
Next to your heartbeat
Where I should be
Keep it deep within your soul..”

“Photograph” offers a powerful message about love; even though love can be hard (especially when you are apart or estranged) “it is the only thing that keeps us alive“. 

Ed Sheeran shares personal home videos in the video for “Photograph”. The song is included on his second album, X (released in 2014).

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SK-II : For every moment shaped by your touch (The power of a Mother’s touch)

“The enduring bond shared between a mother and child begins from the moment of her first touch, and lasts a lifetime…”

For Mother’s Day, SK-II skin care products released this beautiful video showing how the power and love communicated by a mother’s touch has nurtured her child throughout her life, “Too often we underestimate the power of touch. A caress across a baby’s little warm feet. A gentle pat of encouragement. These small intimate moments speak volumes and bring us together. The enduring bond shared between a mother and child begins from the moment of her first touch, and lasts a lifetime. This Mother’s Day, celebrate the power of touch with SK-II.”

The video is accompanied by a soothing piano melody and offers emotional depictions of milestones in the child’s life – her first steps, a dance recital, a broken heart as a teenager – at each milestone, the mothers is a source of strength and support for her child.

PMA International offers our love, prayers and support to all Hero, Protective Mothers and their Children. 

For those mothers who are separated from their children, and children who are separated from their mothers, though you may not be able to touch each other now, may the memories, and the precious mother-child bond you share, keep you close until you are together again. 

Happy Mother’s Day!

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One Call Away by Charlie Puth (Music, Video)

 

“And when you’re weak I’ll be strong
I’m gonna keep holding on
Now don’t you worry, it won’t be long
Darling, and when you feel like hope is gone
Just run into my arms

I’m only one call away
I’ll be there to save the day
Superman got nothing on me
I’m only one, I’m only one call away
I’ll be there to save the day
Superman got nothing on me
I’m only one call away

I’m only one call away..”

“One Call Away” by Charlie Puth. Album “Nine Track Mind”, released 2015.

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Dedicated to All Mothers: “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men (Music)

Dedicated to all Mothers…

You were there for me to love and care for me
When skies were grey, Whenever I was down
You were always there to comfort me
And no one else can be what you have been to me..

~ “A Song for Mama”

Boyz II Men released “A Song for Mama” in 1997. This heartwarming song is written from the voice of a child who is offering his gratitude, and appreciation to his Mother.

“A Song For Mama” was also the theme song for the movie “Soul Food”, a movie about how powerful a mother’s love is to hold a family together.

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Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) by Dixie Chicks (Music)

A Mother’s Lullaby to her Son…

“Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh, my love will fly to you
Each night on angels wings
Godspeed, sweet dreams..”

“Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)” by the Dixie Chicks. This song appears on the album Home (2002) and on the album Top Of The World Tour: Live (2003).

“Mother to Child ” By Rosita Stone ( Music)

“I Got You” by Ciara (Music)

A mother’s love is a forever love… 

Singer and song writer, Ciara “tailor-made the lullaby part” of the song for her son and would play it to help soothe him when he was crying or upset.

Hush little baby don’t you cry
Mamma’s gonna love you all your life
And if you ever need a friend
Mamma’s right there till the very end
And if you’re feeling down or weak
Mamma’s gonna give you all the strength you need
(I see you laughing, huh)
There’s nothing in this world that I wouldn’t do
For my little future cause I love you
(Is that funny? Yeah?)

[Verse 1:]
It all can get so out of control sometimes
You can lose your faith, you can lose your mind
Lose your grip, get stripped of your pride
Till you don’t know how you’re gonna stay alive
And this world can throw you over the track sometimes
Your friends can stab you in the back
Sometimes you just break down
When this life tries to wreck you, I protect you

[Chorus:]
I got your back, I got you
I take your side, I lay my life down for you
I’ll crawl over broken glass, I will stand in the flame
Take the bullet, take the blows, I would take all the pain
Anything, anything that you gotta get through
Hey, hey, I got you

[Verse 2:]
It all can push you over the edge sometimes
Make you wanna jump off the ledge sometimes
Make you wanna stand up and scream
Make you feel like there is no one listening
This world can put a hole in your soul sometimes
Put you at the end of your road
Sometimes you just break down
When this world tries to end you, I defend you

[Chorus]

[Verse 3:]
I’ll be there to stop the bleeding
I’ll be there to start the healing
I will give you what you’re needing
I’ll be right there

[Chorus x2]