Saturday, February 13, 2010

Amazing Woman

Today my heart is full. As some of you already know my grandma was diagnosed with terminal cancer this past August. Five years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer and beat it, so when the doctors said the cancer was back I thought, it's okay she can beat this too. My grandma is so strong, and the most amazing woman I know. I have felt so blessed for Blake and I to be able to live in Washington again and be only 30 minutes from my grandparents. My grandma was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana- the most beautiful place I know. I've spent countless hours listening to her tell stories of her childhood and where she's been in life. She comes from a family of 13, and both her parents came to the United State from Switzerland. I have so many memories of my siblings, cousins, and I spending the night at my grandparents house as kids. We used to go to Dairy Queen for blizzards and McDonalds for breakfast. My grandma has taught me so many valuable lessons in life. I will always remember her favorite phrase "Do unto others, as you would like them to do unto you." She taught me how to sew, the importance of saving for a rainy day, how to garden, how to search for a good deal, how to play checkers, and most importantly how to love unconditionally and to not judge others. When I think about my grandma I think of someone so beautiful on the inside and out. She is so unselfish! I truly mean that. She would do anything for anyone and never think twice about it. Even to this day as she is lying in bed holding onto life, she is worried about us being bored while visiting her. The doctors think she will only be here with us one more week. As I prepare myself for that day to come I pray that she is able to go in peace and that I will be able to honor her always in my life.