Good Night, Grammy (Paperback)
Five-year-old Samantha is very sad. Her grandmother has just died.
How do parents deal with their children's grief, as they themselves are suffering the same loss?
Good Night, Grammy shows how one family helps their daughter remember the loss of her beloved grandmother.
One night as Samantha is getting ready for bed, her mother asks her what book she would like to be read.
Suddenly sadness fills Samantha's face and tears fill up her little eyes.
"What's wrong, Samantha?" Mom and Dad are very concerned.
"I was thinking of Grammy and how she would read me stories before bed and cuddle with me in the big rocking chair. I miss hearing her voice. It would calm me before bed and it just makes me so sad."
Dad gets a tissue and Mom wipes her tears and consoles her. Mom tells Samantha, "We all miss her so much. What can we do to make you feel better?"
Samantha thinks. "Actually Mommy, can I do a bedtime prayer for Grammy?"
Sometimes it's the simple things that make us feel better.
About The Author:
Matt Rufo grew up in Brighton, Massachusetts, where four generations of his family lived in the same two-family home, and where his parents still live. The author resides in nearby Framingham with his wife, an elementary school teacher, and their daughter. "This story was an actual night we had with our five-year-old daughter Samantha. It is dedicated to my wife Tara and our daughter, and in memory of Sally O'Day, my mother-in-law. She passed away during the Covid pandemic." This is his fourth children's book.