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by Anna Ananda
Louisa May Alcott remarked, “Every house needs a grandmother in it.”
My grandmother has always been the guardian of our family’s heritage and traditions. She imparted stories, customs, and values that have shaped my personality and ideologies. The wisdom of her youth, the struggles she withstood, and the triumph she celebrated serve as a living history. These exclusive mind-blowing stories have helped me to understand my heritage and appreciate the uniqueness of my family.
Grandparents are the voices of the past and the gateway to the future. Despondently, I did not have the privilege to meet my grandfather as he died before I was born. Fortunately, my grandmother has been the moral compass that guides me through life’s idiosyncrasies. She taught me the importance of honesty, kindness, and respect for humankind. The continuous life lessons she has contributed have been instrumental in moulding me into the person I am today.
The indestructible bond I share with my grandmother is strengthened by unconditional love and unwavering support. She has rejoiced in my every achievement no matter how small or big. She has stood by my side during challenging times, encouraging, and fostering resilience and self-confidence within me. My grandmother has been my life’s greatest teacher and imparted wisdom that no textbook could ever offer. As quoted by Edward Fays, “There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild.”
I am forever grateful to receive such a precious gift.