Monday, July 21, 2008

My Grandmother

Monday, July 21, 2008

My maternal grandmother, Gimelina, is celebrating her 79th birthday tomorrow. She may possess less vigor now but like the tree she was named for, she was the tower of strength in my formative years. Acting as a proxy to my absentee parents, she made a home for me and my siblings and gave us the affection we needed as we were growing up. All the basics I needed in life I learned from my grandmother; my values in life, I also learned from her. She taught me how to cook, how to love books and learning, how to value hard work, how to live within and not beyond my means, and how to appreciate simple things in life. She was there when my parents were not. I am who I am right now because of her.


Anonymous said...

She must be so proud of you.

Angeli said...

my having left the fold rescinded everything she was once proud of. :)

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