This photo was taken back in March of this year, the 14th to be exact. My grandmother's 97th birthday celebration. It was the most wonderful birthday celebration for my grandmother. Sadly she's been sick shortly after that and I've been going home to visit her almost every weekend. The last time I saw her was Thanksgiving and this past Saturday. She's been bedridden since May and every time I part, I would give her a kiss on the forehead. "I will see you next weekend grandma!"
She holds the dearest in my heart. Sometimes even more so than my mother and father, for my grandmother raised me when I was born. Both my parents had to work so my grandmother took care of the four grandchildren. She is everything to me. My grandma taught me how to stand up for myself yet to be fair to others. She taught me not to sigh for it is a show of 'weakness'. She taught me how to be an individual and to never give up on the things I value and cherish. She taught me how to have hope. She taught me how to be who I am today... She taught me all these things even though she wasn't fortunate to have had any education of her own. I owe everything to her. This day on, my life will never be the same. I love you very much grandma.
I will always miss you!