I wish that I had a video or sound clip to go along with this post, but unfortunately you will have to just take my word for it.
Something I was not prepared for: Madelyn hates the car. HATES the car. I think it stems back from when we first brought her home the weather was so very hot and she has not yet forgotten it. Lorelei was a great car-rider from the first day we brought her home. Just put her right to sleep. Madelyn...lets just say it has been a challenge to go anywhere.
In our search to find something that will soothe her, we popped in the new children's Christian music CD I had bought. GLORIOUS! Somehow, she loves it! So, if you see us driving down the road, you can be almost certain that we are bopping along to "Arky, Arky" or perhaps "Father Abraham." It is awesome that our little baby loves to worship at such a young age! Honestly though, it is hard to be mad at the driver in front of you when you are singing along to "He's got the whole world in His hand..."
Sometimes when I forget the music is playing and I am deep in thought, I hear from the back seat Lorelei shouting "AMEN" to "If you're happy and you know it" and it just warms my heart. Lorelei is getting to know most of the songs on the CDs (notice CDs is now plural) and it makes the car a happy place and to hear Lorelei actually starting to sing praises to God...I cannot tell you what a joyous sound it is.
Also, if Madelyn is upset, Lorelei starts saying "Its okay Madelyn, Shhhhhh" in her sweet little voice.
Turns out, maybe it was a blessing after all that Madelyn didn't like the car :)
For everything happens for a reason...