Let’s face it, life with a new infant may be a little overwhelming. There’s a never-ending stream of feedings, diapers, dishes, laundry, and everything else — all of which is usually completed after a night of disrupted sleep. However, even in the midst of the craziness, there are times when all you have to do is gaze at your child and everything is perfect.
A video circulating the internet shows a mother and her infant son sharing one of these precious moments. She sings him a song about Jesus while holding him in her arms and receives the sweetest reaction. Prepare to have your heart melt.
The mother in the video is Michelle Figueroa-Cardenas, who is enjoying a quiet activity with her son. She starts singing the classic “Give Me Jesus” to him.
L“In the morning when I rise
In the morning when I rise
In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus”
While his mother sings, the lovely boy looks up at her and grins. He clearly enjoys listening to her soothing voice and music.
It breaks your heart to see the baby’s pleased grin and wide brilliant eyes as he stares at Michelle. It reminds you of how innocent small children are, and how simple moments are frequently the most memorable parts of the day.
“Give Me Jesus” is an old spiritual song that was later interpreted by Christian vocalist and songwriter, Juan Fernando Ortega. It’s one that’s quite powerful too.
With the voice of an angel, Michelle sings:
“Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
But give me Jesus”
Singing to a baby is not only calming, but it is also beneficial to them.
According to I See Me!, there are numerous advantages to “infant-directed singing,” which involves changing the pitch of our voice, singing slower, softly moving or rocking, and maintaining eye contact with the child.