It seems that my grandfather on my mom's side, Sinclair Goodman, had been extremely sick for the past few months and suffered a series of heart attacks this week. While I was in Japanese class today, I receive a call from my sister who just learned that he passed away.
From what I heard, the funeral is scheduled to be held in Baton Rouge this Tuesday (Feb 6th). Mom seems to think it best that I stay here. Although I want to be there to support my mom and family, I have a peace about staying here instead.