“My Inspirational Grandma”
Have you ever imagine how your life would be different if a key person were not in it, like a mother, father, spouse, or child? Some people are so integral to making us who we are that without them; our very identity would be changed. My grandmother is a key figure in my life who has left an indelible impression on me. She is a woman of great influence because of her stability, her work ethic, and her independent spirit.
Grandma is the rock of my family. Because she has a close relationship with me and a great deal of wisdom, her two children and fourteen grandchildren often seek her out for advice. We look to her for advice on everything from how to potty-train a toddler to how to break up with a boy friend. Grandma was always a source of stability when the rest of my world seemed tumultuous. This sense of security has helped me face other challenges as they come along in life, like how to deal with my own marital problems.
Grandma also inspired me to pursue my goals. Because of the trials she faced without shrinking back, I am able to have the strength to work hard and try to realize my dreams. Grandma didn’t have it easy. Because she was a single parent from a fairly young age, she had to work and sacrifice to support her children. Grandma always stressed the importance of education to all of us in achieving our goals. Grandma’s example of hard work and her emphasis on education have strengthened me to pursue a college degree. Even though I will have to work to get through school, I know that if grandma worked while raising two children alone, I can handle taking care of myself. Her tireless example is truly inspirational. She has also encouraged me in my chosen career, because she feels it will blend well with my family life when I eventually have my own children.
Perhaps the most significant legacy Grandma has left me is her example of always voicing her opinion despite what others may think....