I love my grandma – she is the loveliest for me! She taught me to be generous, kind, and sweet. 🙂

Life is unpredictable and full of uncertainties. I might be active on writing this piece right now, but I could never tell if I would still be alive the next day or so. The thought of leaving the body that God has blessed us with is scary, but if we truly understand what the bible says about everlasting life, we will be able to accept what death means entirely.

As with the death of my grandma, I realised loads of things and learned lots of lessons including…

Life is but a dream – My grandma had lived for more than 80 years, but after her last breath, I felt like every memory I shared with her only happened in my dream. I can’t believe that she is not here anymore. That no matter what I do or say, everything I hold of at this very moment was all just beautiful memories.

I’m just grateful though that I haven’t done or said anything that made her upset. I may not be a perfect granddaughter, but I did my part the best way I know I can. I know, and I believe that my grandma is genuinely proud of me, and in spirit, I can always feel her.

Compassion – My late grandma is one of the most compassionate and generous women I know. She didn’t have much in life, but she never failed to share what she has with others.

Honestly, I think I resemble her generosity and attitude of being so compassionate with others. I remember when my ex prepared fruit shakes for everyone in the house; grandma said she would reserve her glass of fruit shake to Nanay Josephine – her eldest daughter who is my mother that left for Bacolod that time to buy our needs at home.

When Lola said that, I realised how thoughtful and kind she is. I hope there are still loads of people like my grandma. The world will be a better place for sure if everyone is kind and thoughtful enough towards their loved ones and one another.

Appreciation – I often hear my grandma acknowledging those who are kind to her. She always ensures to name out people who remember her regularly. Three days after her death, I had the chance to talk to one of my Aunties who resides next to my grandma’s house back in the farm. She told me how my grandma bragged about my kindness towards her.

My eyes burst in tears after knowing how grateful she was that I am her granddaughter. Her appreciations for all that I have done are some of the things that genuinely made me happy. For me, appreciation is one of the keys to making other people feel loved and valued.

I hope and pray you have learned from my post today. If you have a grandma, make sure to kiss and make her feel loved, appreciated, and respected. You will always be blessed if you do it.

To my grandma, Lola Ansit, I love you Lola, and I miss you so much – sending this message to you in heaven. I won’t be who and what I am now if not of your nurturing heart. You are always in my prayer Lola – God knows it.