Hands Of A Warrior
Start writing a post
Relationships

Hands Of A Warrior

To have hands of a warrior does mean you have to fight in a battle

16
Hands Of A Warrior
Julie Bentley

I am convinced that my grandmother has the most extraordinary hands in the universe. It is my favorite feature on her. Although she would disagree, I think her hands are amazing. But what makes them so amazing?

Besides the fact that my grandmother is the most amazing human you will ever meet, she also has chronic and crippling rheumatoid arthritis in her hands and it has disabled her from doing the things she loves without causing an extreme amount of pain which absolutely breaks my heart because if there's anything Mimi loves more than Jesus and family; its cooking and painting. She can barely hold a potato peeler anymore. But do you think that stops her? Absolutely not.

They aren't just hands that put food on the table, they're the hands that raised her daughters right and that daughter, who is my mother, to only return the favor and raise me right. They're the hands that prayed many nights before bed for my success and well-being. They're the hands that are always wrapped around a diet coke and pinching my cheeks upon arrival to Thanksgiving dinner. Hands that worked hard in a factory to send both my mother and my aunt to college when she never got a chance to go. The hands that can no longer wear her wedding ring due to her swollen knuckles. The hands that still the potatoes even though the pain is immense. They're the hands that sweep the kitchen when no one is looking and the ones that do the dishes before we have cake and ice cream. Her hands are almost as selfless as she is. I don't see disabled hands when I see her, I see fighting hands. I see the hands of a warrior, a person so small yet so strong in faith and wisdom that her battles are defeated upon approach.

My grandmother is my hero. She doesn't let her inability to perform tasks get her down, because if she tries hard enough she can still do them just as good, or better, than a person who has perfectly normal hands. I am one blessed individual to still have my grandmother in my life, still sharp as a tack and fiery as ever. My grandmother wont let her chronic inflammatory disorder affect her everyday life and that just gives me hope and joy. Because it may seem like a small and common feat, but I know some day it will disable her working hands for good because that's what arthritis does. Even then I don't think it can stop her from doing what she loves most. I know it's extremely biased of me, but my grandmother has the most beautiful hands in the world and she wears them well and proudly.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

54209
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

125043
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments