Dear Grandma,

8 Mar

Dear Grandma,

Happy 91st Birthday!

I wish I could tell you in person, and tell you how important you are to me and thank you for everything you have done for me. I wonder if you remember everything you helped me through as a child. You would stay up so that you could put me to sleep. And even when you were tired you would sit next to my bed and wait for me to fall asleep because I was scared of the dark. Later, when I got older and stayed up later studying you would stay up and fix up a snack for me. And no matter how many times I said it was okay and you could go to bed you still stayed awake until I did. And you got up early every morning to make lunch for me and Paul and make sure that we got up on time. If we were late for the bus you would even drive us to school! You spoiled us so much.

Mother's Day

Everybody joked if I would be okay going off to college without you because I had never done my own laundry. Luckily, separating and doing laundry isn’t so hard. But then when I moved out to Japan everybody joked if I would be okay going off to live on my own without you because I don’t know how to cook. I still don’t, but I try throwing things together and they taste good. Your cooking is much better though. I miss it a lot. The smell of the kitchen when I would come home from volleyball practice and had a giant man-sized appetite. It always smelled good. And the food tasted even better! You were always serving us, without expecting anything in return. Even on Mother’s Day or your birthday, when Paul and I would want to cook something for you, you would still be there in the kitchen wanting to help with something. It took you a while to get used to the fact that washing dishes was my chore and taking out the trash was Paul’s chore. You used to do it anyways and Dad would get mad at you.

Me, Grandma, and Paul

You are such a great grandma! I miss you so much!

Grandma's 90th birthday

I’m so glad I was able to celebrate your 90th birthday with you last year. When I got news of your brain aneurysm last New Year’s I was heartbroken and thought I would never be able to talk with you again. I prayed so hard, as did the rest of the family. The doctors said it was nearly impossible for someone of your age to recover, but you did! God worked a miracle so you could still be here! I hope you know that. I hope you know that He has more in store for you. I keep praying that you will open up and let Him work more miracles in your life. I love you so much! and God loves you even more!

Grandma and me

Keep fighting!

Love always,

Ally

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