Dear MawMaw,

Thank you for loads of things. If I named them all I would be writing until I am a grandma, so I will just take the time to say a few. This article is going to be about how big of a blessing all of the grandmas out there. I would not change a single thing about my life, because if I did I would not be living with you when I am not in college! Anytime I go home, I know you are right there ready to aggravate me, make me laugh the hardest, and smile the biggest. Throughout all of the secret jokes we have, my favorite are the ones we could never admit to anyone, especially not grandpa.

Growing up with you on my side has taught me so much about life. It taught me how to stand up for myself against whoever tries to defy me, you taught me to be a God fearing woman, and never settle for anything less than what I deserve. Along with the life lessons, you also taught me how to joke and how it is way better to have wrinkles from smiling than frowning.

Thank you for taking me in whenever I was at my lowest. Thank you for always being by my side, then correcting me behind the closed doors. Thank you for being my safe haven whenever I feel as if I have no where else to turn. Thank you for comforting me whenever I have a break up and feel like the world is ending. Thank you for always cooking my favorite things for dinner. Thank you for always making sure I am prepared for whatever life throws at me. Thank you for helping raise me to be the woman I aspire to be. Thank you for helping me become an amazing woman just like you. Most of all, thank you for being you!!!!