Tuesday, November 27, 2012

You are my sunshine...

I've got to be honest...
...today i've got nothing.
You know, this happens from time to time.
. . .
So i thought i would share what i did last night and hopefully catch up on answering emails/reading blogs...i've gotten so dang behind!
For my grandparents (mom's parents) 55th wedding anniversary my grandmother wanted my aunts to come sing with her at a senior citizens dinner at the church. You see, my grandmother loves to sing Hymns and i've grown up singing them with my family...basically i love them.
There is something so beautiful about a Hymn that just resounds with reverence...now don't get me wrong i like love a lot of the Christian music out today...but i also appreciate the traditional.  
So last night i went to support my grandmother, aunts and uncle sing a few songs for the senior citizens class. I was most definitely the youngest one there by a solid 20 years...so that was interesting.
The last song they sang was "You Are My Sunshine". Apparently my grandparents used to sing it to their girls (4 of them including my mom) all of the time. You see, this song sometimes brings me a little sadness because they all sang to my mom right before she passed away.
So last night, before they sang, they dedicated the song to my mom.
I definitely had tears in my eyes and my heart was full of love & memories.

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What songs remind you of those you love?

6 comments:

Genna said...

That is the cutest graphic ever!

Sarah Grace said...

wow, 55 years! what a great thing to celebrate, and what a sweet memory.

Victoria said...

What a sweet night, Amy! My Mom and Dad used to sing that song to me too...Things have certainly changed between all of us (they're divorced) but it still makes me a little teary eyed. I think I would have been a blubbery mess remembering the things you were remembering!



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Amanda said...

wow, that's so touching and beautiful and hard all at once.

Melissa said...

I love hymns, too. The lyrics are always so beautiful. We sing them at church sometimes, mixed in with the newer songs. :)