What You Didn't Know About "He is my Sunshine"

What You Didn't Know About "He is my Sunshine"

I'm going to let you in on my inspiration


A little behind the scenes if you will


"He is my Sunshine" was my dream.


HE was my dream in more ways than one.


I dreamt about him after I was grieving the last miscarriage that I had.  I was so lost, distraught, confused, angry, disappointed, and definitely sad at the time.


One night I had a dream


I was sitting on a beach


Not just any beach like the stereotypical Florida post card scene


A backwoods type of beach with trees all behind me, a large rock sitting to the left of my elbow


It was overcast... not sunny but not rainy.  Somewhere in the middle.


Two fishermen bucket hats began coming towards me


A man and the most handsome little boy


He was holding the boy's hand.  Sporting navy swim Trunks and a farmer's tan


Was it him?


It couldn't be...


There was no way


But it was


My grandpa (Grumpy)


That ornery, loveable grin beneath the shadow of his fishing hat


I knew. 


He was with the baby I had lost, like a sign from heaven.  That they were taking care of each other.


The little boy outran my grandpa... clumsy and excited in the sand. Stumbling into my arms giving me a chaotic toddler hug.


I melted.  Right then and there.  I was filled with peace and love and all the answers I had been searching for.  The feelings soon melted away as if they were absorbed right into that beach I was sitting on.


He was my sunshine.  


Just like the song says...


"The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I bowed my head and I cried

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away"

He definitely is my sunshine.
Until next time,
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