One the day before my twenty-fifth birthday my Maternal Grandmother passed away. She had been incredibly sick for several years, and on December Twentieth of 2017, she finally lost her fight, leaving our whole family devastated.
For several days after my Grandmother's death, I stayed with my Aunt at her apartment-considering my mother and I were visiting Northern Ohio from our home in Kentucky when my Grandmother died-but I returned to my Grandfather's house on Christmas eve, which is where my story begins.
First, I'd like to explain that my Grandmother was a very vocal person, never hiding what she felt. This experience, in my opinion, proves that she is still that way, now.
On Christmas day, my family decided to gather at my Grandfather's house for Christmas. All of us believing we should stick together. We spent the day preparing food, wrapping gifts, and making sure everything was ready. Everything was going well, despite the sadness everyone in the house felt, until I decided to shower before the party.
I had decided to listen to the song "Do I Wanna Know?" by the Arctic Monkey, and turned it on repeat for the duration of my shower. Or, that was my intention, until the song suddenly changed to "Supermarket Flowers" by Ed Sheeran.
For anyone who doesn't know this song, it was written by Ed Sheeran from his mother's prospective after the death of his grandmother. I was confused and sad, until I remembered having a conversation about that song with my mother the night before. I felt like my grandmother was telling me I needed to be there for my mom, and it had me in tears until I turned my music off.
If this was a one-time occurrence, I would have more than likely forgotten about it, but this has happened several times since I came home, leading to me no longer playing music during my showers; it always changes to the exact same song, no matter what playlist I have on. In a strange way it is comforting to know my grandmother still watches over us.