You Built Beautiful Things In Life, Lalo, But Your Greatest Creation Will Always Be This Home

You Built Beautiful Things In Life, Lalo, But Your Greatest Creation Will Always Be This Home

We miss you but we know you're up there looking down on us protecting us.

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Lalo is my grandfather. That's what our family calls him. He was the best grandfather anybody could have. He was such an inspiring person. He grew up from having nothing to having everything he could have—a loving wife, three kids and a supportive family. He was the type of person that would solve any problem instantly. Just by talking to him, you would be inspired to do the impossible. He accomplished the impossible. He was an architect, and along with my grandmother, they constructed houses, apartments, hotels, you name it.

Unfortunately, Lalo passed away in 2016. We were all devastated because he was our go-to person. I never imagined a life without my Lalo. But we had to learn how to live our life without him. We had to learn how to celebrate the holidays without him. Yes, it was sad at first but we learned to be happy and laugh about the happy times we had together as a family.

It's now 2018 and we have done the impossible. My uncle, along with many and many engineers, built the largest Mexican barge in history. It was all made by Mexican engineers and they accomplished it with Mexican materials. This barge is going to transport salt to various ports. I was really proud to see this with my own eyes because I never knew my family would accomplish such a thing. Before they let the water in, there were several speeches, including my uncle's. He thanked everybody that helped make this thing possible, including my grandfather. My uncle said that Lalo is up there looking down on us and being really proud of us. I was definitely proud.


Eva Curiel Muzquiz

The good thing is that the barge floats (thank god). Their next step is to build something even bigger and better. Who knows what the future has in hold for us. It's going to be an, even more, bigger barge in Mexican history. It's going to be amazing and Lalo is going to be looking down on us with a big smile on his face, knowing that we could do the impossible.

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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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