My grandmother passed away in 2011 and I miss her every day. She taught me so many different things and there are times when I wish I could just speak to her again. Since I can’t I thought this morning I would write down my thoughts in a letter to my grandmother.
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss you. I miss your strong presence in my life. You were a supporter, a cheerleader, an ear when I needed to talk and always a warm hug.
When I was little, I learned that people can be mean, but I also learned that I could always turn to you. You would be there no matter what and would be my champion. You showed me that I could be anything I wanted to be. You grew up and became a mom, grandmother and employee when it wasn’t easy for women to have a job outside of the home. You worked hard every day.
Now as life has gone on, I think your job was a lead in to my life. You worked side by side with my father in law for a few months. You were able to tell me how amazing of a man he was. I can only wish I could have met him but through you I was able to see an outsider’s side of him. You surprised me every day with little bits of information.
You showed us that we had to be strong as women. We had to be proud of who we are, stand up for ourselves and stand up for those who needed us to be strong for them. I can only hope at this point in life that you are proud of me taking those tips in life and standing strong for those around me. You raised two strong children who I am proud to say are my dad and aunt. I miss my aunt as much as I miss you for the same reasons. She was such a strong woman in my life. You both showed me that my looks didn’t matter. What mattered was my heart, soul and the way I treated others.
So Grandma I love you. I hope that I am doing you proud as a mom and wife, that I am teaching my kids the same things you have taught us.
Love, hugs and kisses.