Love is...

I'd like to dedicate my first blog to my lovely grandmother who just recently past away due to cervical and breast cancer.

This is Love is...

Growing up, my family and I did not have it easy. There were 6 of us children. Of course my mother did a damn good job at raising all of us. But had it not been for my grandma, i'm sure my mom would have not been able to do it alone..

It was grandma who was there when mom couldn't be because she was working over time just to make ends meet. It was grandma who would take us to the store to get a bag full of candy when mom said no! It was grandma we came running to when we wanted new clothes or shoes from goodwill because mom said if one of us gets it, we all do! And at that time, there weren't enough funds for mom to get us all new clothes and shoes. But grandma always came in clutch, always. It was grandma who taught mom to make delicious meals. It was grandma who gave the butt whoopins when mom wasn't there to set us straight. It was grandma who was there to throw the most amazing birthday parties- salsa dancing everywhere! It was grandma who constantly reminded us that as we grow up we should always respect our mother. It was grandma who pushed us a little harder than mom to finish school and be successful- she was very clear on that! It was grandma who would give her last few dollars just so we could get ice cream from the ice cream truck. It was grandma you could count on if you ever needed a ride anywhere. It was grandma who gave the best hug and kisses as if you were never going to see her again. It was grandma who was there to always lend a helping hand. It was grandma who taught all of us how to make empanadas and pasteles. 

It was grandma who taught us all how to love unconditionally because you never know when your life is going to pass you by..

It was grandma who loved like there was no tomorrow... 

It was grandma who taught us that no matter how hard the fight is, you keep on fighting until there is no fight to fight anymore...

And lastly, it was grandma who taught us that family is forever..

 Love is...Grandma.