21 years ago Val and Ivy Barksdale were blessed with their twins, Martina and Marcellus and Darius, four years later. Like all babies, Martina, Marcellus and Darius cried for whatever they needed. Bedtime was no different, until Ivy realized she had the most soothing potion to aid her sleepy infants on that blissful journey to the land of sweet dreams. That melodious potion was her voice and an original lullaby that was birthed with the same love that brought her children into this world. That lullaby became the words to her newly released children’s read- it- to- me- night- time book called “Close Your Eyes.” Although the words are a lullaby, they are inspirational by nature and can be read at any time of day.