When Tina was diagnosed with breast cancer, Christina wrote a song for her Mother, a song called “Little Girl.” Looking back on how her Mother had comforted her with that same phrase when she was young, Christina used her art to comfort her Mother in her own time of need.
For years, “Little Girl” was kept between Christina and Tina, a private and intimate gift. After Christina’s passing, it took on a new form, and Tina continued to find comfort in her daughter’s own words.
“Little girl, I’m here to stay / don’t run away.”
Today, Tina has decided to share that gift with the world, a gift from her and Christina to mothers and daughters everywhere who may find comfort in those same words.
“It is very special to me and carries a part of not only Christina but our unique bond,” Tina stated. “I miss her daily and I take comfort in knowing that this song might help other mothers and daughters through their fearful or tough times.”
Though Mother’s Day may be joyous for many, it can be a day of grieving for too many others. It is the hope of the Grimmie family that this song will be a light in the darkness others may also face.
“Little girl, open your eyes / the sun will shine after tonight.”
Article by: Brendan Swogger
Brendan Swogger is a music writer and college student in Portland, OR. He is the Creative Director for The Crush blog. You can follow him on IG and Twitter @indiealtpdx.