Today is the birthday of the little ball of crazed energy that I love to call my Niece & Goddaughter Daisy Mae.
So in honour of this day I am sticking up on my blog the video of the Snow Patrol song - Berlin.
Why you may ask this particular song, well it is quite simple. My niece loves it and will even give a little dance to it, which is something a year ago we thought may never happen, as you see my niece was born deaf.
Fortunately she was diagnosed early and then subsequently found to be a suitable candidate for a cochlear implant, the operation for which took place early last autumn. It has thankfully been a success & with the amazing support of her parents she has been coming on leaps & bounds so much so she is now constantly chatting or singing a little tune, just like any other kid her age.
With the success of this operation I’ve taken it as my aunty & Godmotherly duty to introduce her to all the amazing music that is out there but so far the only one that has caught her imagination is this song.
Maybe the reason behind it is that the song is an instrumental piece (it’s currently the intro the band is using for their gigs) that is quite whimsical in its composition, like the nursery rhymes she loves or simply because it’s a sweet little ditty.
Whatever the reason, I will forever love this song as it will always be associated with the first time I saw her dance along to a song.
So Happy Birthday Daisy Mae,
This is for you
Love Aunty Teresa x