by Tonya Marshall
My grandma Thomas was so special. She had basically been the third parent in my family. My father went over seas with his military and there were times that we lived with my grandparents off and on. On May 31, 2013 my grandmother passed away. She had been sick with dementia, but ultimately it was not what took her life. I never thought that the last time I was talking to my grandma would be the last time that I talked to her. My life has forever changed and I will never be the same. I do not know how to handle it. I do not know how to cope.