missing my grandmother and my friend
(Toms River, NJ, USA)
I miss my grandmother. She was such a strong person and an independent spirit. She was widowed at a young age but still managed to raise 4 kids on her own. When my own mom was disabled, she also did a lot in raising me. It is through her that I learned the definition of a strong woman. I miss the times I would come home from school and see her or just talk about the day. I miss knowing that whenever I just wanted a friend she was always there for me. I remember knowing that whether it was early in the morning or the middle of the day, I always felt like the most important person in the world when I talked to her. And I knew she loved me unconditionally and was always happy to see me. I miss having someone like that it my life. I learned so many things about life from her. How to survive when things are difficult. And most of all how to be a strong person that others can depend on. There will always be a void in my life now that she has gone. But the effect she had on my life will always remain. And I hope that through me I can keep her memory alive and she can live on. I will never forget her and will always love her.