When I started school, kids would pick on me because they all lived with their parents. As good of a life that my grandmother provided, I soon began to think there was something wrong with living with her. When I went to visit my mother from time to time, I would question her about not be able to live with her. And unl...
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...out paying bills and chauffeuring her around where she needed to go. She had always given me a little freedom, so I was able to hang out with my friends as well. Going through high school living with my grandmother was actually fun. All of my friends loved her and called her, “Ma”, just like my family.
My grandmother and I have spent some precious moments together. She took care of me up into my young adulthood. I learned everything I know from her. Being with her was not a mistake, it was destined. She instilled values in me that I can pass on to my kids. In the beginning, I was confused about living with her, and now I can’t image not living with her. My grandmother is ninety-five now, and it 's time for me to take care of her. I aim to give her the best care she deserves. Growing up with grandma, turned out to be the best thing that happened in my life.
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