My Grandma As A Role Model

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It was the Christmas of 2007. My father was driving my sister and I to my grandparent’s house in Rice Lake. It was a bright, blue, sunny day, and the ground and trees were covered in white, as there was just a fresh snowfall. I always loved going to my grandparent’s house. My grandma was my role model, the one person I always looked forward to going to see. My grandma had been battling uterine cancer since 2006. She had surgery to remove the cancer in 2006, but in 2007 the doctors found the cancer again, and by that time it was to late in the process, and she could not fight the cancer. Despite her having cancer, I was very excited for this Christmas! My sister and I arrived to Rice Lake and all of my cousins, uncles, aunts, grandma and grandpa …show more content…
After everyone opened up their gifts, my grandpa went and said, “There is one last very special gift for all the grandchildren.” He then went into the back room and started carrying out multiple boxes. All the grandkids started getting excited to see what the last special gift may be. The grandkids sat and opened the gifts together. It was a snowman that said 2007 on the scarf. After we opened the gift, my grandma said, “I had gotten these snowman for you grandchildren so you have something to remember me by.” All of us grandchildren were young so we didn’t know exactly what she was talking about, but with me being the oldest grandkid, I had and idea on what she meant, and I knew that snowman was going to be very special to …show more content…
All the family was at the house when we arrived. This was the first death I have ever had of a loved one, and I was only eleven years old. A couple days later it was her wake and the funeral. My father was taking my sister and I to the funeral. On the way there, my sister and I lost it with tears. My father told me that that was one of the hardest moments in his lifetime that he had to face. He said that he couldn’t stand to see my sister and I like that and still till this day when he thinks of that moment, it still hurts him. It was one of the worst feelings I have ever felt before. It felt like my life itself was being taken away from me. At the funeral I gave my grandma my and hers favorite pillow. When she was sick, she always used my pillow because it made her comfortable. I then thought to myself that I wanted her to have this pillow so she was comfortable in heaven. It was hard for me to do, but I knew that it was going to mean so much to her, and that is what I

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