Grandma, I Hope You're Proud Of Me

I Hope If The People I Lost Could See Me Now, They’d Be Proud

Doing it all for you Grandma.

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I've never been someone who believes we become angels after we die or that we can look down upon our loved ones from heaven. That doesn't mean I don't strive every day to make my Grandma proud.

She was the strongest woman I ever knew. Her laughter was contagious and she believed any day could be made better with a puzzle or a round of cards. Grandma didn't put up with any crap, she was "the boss" and most definitely the glue that held our family together.

She passed away from a long battle with lung cancer when I was in fifth grade. I distinctly remember waking up that January morning and learning that Grandma had gone to heaven. Little did I know that I'd miss her more and more with every year to come.

During Grandma's last year with us, I started playing the flute. I remember playing little songs and recitals for her and how much she loved it. If she only knew that now I'm finishing my second year of college and on my way to becoming a music teacher.

Grandma was tough. She really wasn't one to cry or get upset or angry. To this day, I can confidently say that I know if she saw me crying she'd tell me, "wipe your tears and let's play cards." Grandma, I promise you that even though I cry a lot, I'm trying my best to be as strong as you were.

It hurts to know she won't be in the crowd at my college graduation or sitting front row at my concerts or even watch me walk down the aisle. She was my role model. The kind of woman I want to be. She was incredibly patient, compassionate, and so full of grace. There isn't a day that goes by when she doesn't cross my mind.

So Grandma Mary, even though you probably can't hear me up in heaven, I love you endlessly and I'm living my life unapologetically. I'm doing lots of big things and I know if you were here you'd be cheering me on. I miss you always.

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.
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The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.

Sincerely,

the loving granddaughters

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To My Sweet Nana, Life Without You Wouldn’t Be The Same

You’re basically my best friend, but with a bit of an age gap.

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You're my best friend, but you already know that.

You tag me in posts on facebook like every best friend would do. You like to go into town and go shopping which is what girls do. You are always one phone call away or even a facebook message away.

No matter what, you always give me the best advice. I can call you and tell you any and everything that is going on and somehow you have the answer to fix it all. You tell me everything is going to be OK or it's in God's hands.

I promise I would miss all the times you need help with your phone or computer. I will miss you asking me to come look at something you shared on Facebook. I would miss the constant cat videos you tag me in that are so adorable. From getting stains out of my shirt to signing for my packages. I'm not sure what I will do without you.

I wouldn't be driving Miss Daisy. Driving you around is one of my favorite things to do. Of course, It's safer when I'm driving versus you, but it's one of the little things I can do for you.

Your fashion never lets me down. Your knitted tops and converse are adorable. Your Nike sweatshirt and the watch you can't read is too funny. I never know what you're gonna wear, but no matter what it is, you look GORGEOUS!

You're my BFF. You are the woman I go to for everything. My life won't be the same when you're not in it, but I will ALWAYS have all of our memories.

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