This summer, I spent a month in France studying abroad. Five days after coming home, I got a call that my grandma was in the hospital. At the time, we thought it was a stroke, but it turned out to be a brain aneurysm and there was nothing we could do. I was absolutely heartbroken.
She never missed anything I participated in: She was at every soccer game, every dance recital, and this May, she watched me walk across the stage at my college graduation. I can't even put into words how proud of me she was.
She wanted the very best for me.
Her warm heart will forever be a part of me. "It well may be that we will never meet again in this lifetime / So, let me say before we part / So much of me is made of what I learned from you / You'll be with me like a handprint on my heart."
—Emily Back (Facebook)