Cam’ron f/ Nicki Minaj - So Bad
My grandma passed a way a year ago yesterday. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. I didn’t really get to know my grandparents on my dad’s side very well, but was/am fortunate enough to have gotten to know my mom’s folks; my grandma — and I’m not exaggerating here at all — is the kindest, most caring, most decent person I’ve ever encountered during my time on this planet. I’m quite confident that those who knew her would concur; she was active in her community, teaching Sunday school and delivering meals to elderly and convalescent folks among other things; kind of odd: other kids in the small town where she lived called her ‘grandma’ as well; it used to weird me out when I was younger, but then I realized that it was a testament to how awesome she was/how fortunate I am to have had her in my life; other people *wanted* her to be their grandma too. Most of my friends’ grandparents passed away before they were born or able to get to know them; I was fortunate enough to have my grandma for thirty-two years, and my grandpa just turned 92 and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
I can say without hesitation that I inherited most, if not all of my positive traits from her and my grandpa. My grandma instilled in me the virtues of kindness, empathy, a sense of charity as a moral imperative, and a good sense of humor. I got my entrepreneurial spirit, geekiness and overall inquisitive nature from my grandpa (he’s also hysterically funny as well).
I remember the last time I spoke to her on the phone — it was a week or so before she passed away; I could tell she wasn’t doing too well…she actually thought I was one of my cousins; I sensed this was one of the last times I would get to speak to her, so I just played along (to the best of my ability; I don’t really know my cousins that well) without correcting her. We must have talked for a half an hour. After I hung up, I immediately felt at peace with everything; I got to tell her all the things I wanted to.
I have no idea if Heaven exists or not; if it does, she’s definitely got courtside seats.