Tuesday, February 5, 2013

You are my Sunshine

When I was a little girl my Grandma would sit on the swing and put me on her lap and we would swing. I can remember the sun shinning and it feeling warm.   She would sing "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when sky's are grey. You will never no dear how much I love you, please don't take my sunshine away".  I have fond memories of that time. My Grandma was really special to me.

It is kind of a sad song. The second verse talks about dreaming and  waking to find it was only a dream. "So I hugged my pillow and I cried".  Here is a song about missing someone, but when I hear or think of it I smile and it brings me back to being that little girl listening to Grandma sing.  She loved to sing and sang Elvis songs all of the time. She was always singing. 

You are my sunshine is on my list of songs I would sing to each of my kid's when they were little. Along with "Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns and Roses. What a lullaby it made! ha.  I do hope that my kids will have fond memories of me singing to and with them like I have with my Grandma.

I love to sing too. My Sister and I used to sing all of the time as kids and today you can catch me singing in the car or when I am walking the dogs.  The other day I passed right by the account I was supposed to stop at during work because I was so caught up singing in the car that I went 10 miles before I realized what I did! Oh and the sun was shining too! Sun and music my happy pill.
Living here in the Pacific Northwest the sun likes to hide this time a year, so came out the warmth of the rays shining into the window of my car was down right amazing!

The Sun and my Grandma are two things in my life that have made me smile on many occasions.  Although my Grandma has been gone for many years now I think of her often especially when I paint a picture, crochet a scarf or use my sewing machine and for sure every time I sing "You are my Sunshine" to my kids. She was so talented and could make almost anything she put her mind to.

Today I finished up this piece in honor of my Grandma.  Her smile lit up a room like a ray of sunshine!

To Grandma and the Sun! Cheers!

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