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Happy Mother's Day- To My Grandma

Updated on May 11, 2010

My Grandma who has been gone for 3 years now raised me as her own. I called her mom, I thought she was my mom. It turns out my big sister (I was told was my sister) who was married with 2 kids and lived 8 blocks away was my biological mother. I found this out when I was between the ages of 7-9 years of age. Both my grandparents, were my parents. They cared for me, provided for me and loved me deeply.

My Grandma or Mom as I called her, was a wise, unique and funny woman. She was a very forgiving person. Unfortunately, she thought I was an angel and this was so untrue especially when I was a teenager. She couldn't read due to being dyslexic, she never learned and didn't want to learn. I didn't know she couldn't read till much later. When we were out she would ask me what labels or signs said, explaining she didn't have her glasses. When I was a young child and we went shopping I always got to pick a book. I loved books and I loved to read and collect them.

My grandma loved Chihuahuas and cats. She would have one dog sitting on each side of her and if you went near her to give her hug or something they would snap at you. She spoke French and English- mostly mixed together. She also was Metis. I miss her terribly and am trying to keep a relationship with my biological mother but I can't call her mom and never have. We are more like sisters and I think it will stay like that. No one can replace my loving grandma.


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      8 years ago

      Love is a gift Sky and you have expressed it here in a powerful way.

      Blessings and Hugs

    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      Thank you all for reading and valerie that would be nice if you did a hub on the dog Thanks

    • valeriebelew profile image


      8 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      sky, this is the first time you've told us anything about yourself. Great hub, and provides insight into the person you are. I'll have to do a breed hub on that dog. Thanks for this special hub. (: v

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      Sky321, What a beautiful tribute to your grandma! I see she imparted her wisdom to you! Thank you for sharing, In His love, Peace & Blessings!

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Sky you show a tremendous love for your grandma, and I'm certain she is well aware of your love for her.

      Brother Dave.

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      8 years ago

      Lovely...Just beautiful and touches the heart...


    • BJBenson profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      This was very sweet. It made me think of the ones I love.

      You are a gift to all of us.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I pray for your Grandma, I think she was a great Grandma in the world. I am glad to hear that. "Happy Mother's Day"

      Prasetio :)

    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      Thanks msorensson and Joni. She was a wonderful person and I miss her so much.

    • Joni Douglas profile image

      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      What a great love. Thanks for sharing.

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      8 years ago

      Great tribute to your grandmother, Sky321, and putting the pictures of the chihuahua and the cat was extra special :-)


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