This Little Light of Mine

Grandma & Grandpa

I didn’t write last week because my grandpa died and I just couldn’t. We spent the last half week in Michigan with my family. It was very sudden but he didn’t have to suffer, which my grandma was grateful for. It was so hard to say goodbye. Grandpa loved to sing and play the ukulele. Toward the end of the funeral mass a bunch of us grandkids sang “This Little Light of Mine” which was one we often heard grandpa singing. Later in the evening one of my cousins played piano and we sang a bunch more songs, including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” It was sad to hear it without grandpa’s voice but I also think it was good for us. Something about singing is good for the soul. He was a great man and I’m really going to miss him.