One person that has to be honored in my family is my grandma, Abuelita. She can be honored for many reasons, but the one she offers the most to people is her kindness to absolutely everyone. My grandma lives in Berwyn in a small house with my grandpa. They are both my dad’s parents who met in El Salvador. My grandma and grandpa had three kids in El Salvador before moving because it was not safe for them anymore. They had family in Chicago so that’s where they ended up. With five people in one house, including her, she had to work extra hard for them and she did just that. My grandma did everything she could to keep her family going and that’s why she is my special person. I love my grandma so much and I also love going to her house to hang out. She is my special person because she is supposed to be in retirement, but she keeps working for my grandpa who stopped, she has my family over to eat delicious food, and she gives very generous gifts to everyone in the family.
As I said, my grandma is the kindest and most inspiring person. One reason she is my special person is because of how hard she works for my grandpa to keep living the good life. She works from the morning to night almost every day at a dentist’s office front desk. Although you may not think it’s that hard, you have to remember that she is in her 70s. The reason why she has to work so hard is that my grandpa doesn’t work anymore. They aren’t the wealthiest people in the world, but they make do with what they have. Another reason why she is my special person is that she has my family over a bunch to eat with her. She doesn’t earn a lot of money, but my grandma doesn’t care. She wants to make our day by having us over for dinner and to relax. Also, it’s not just us that come. My cousins, aunts, and uncles go there all the time as well and sometimes all of us come together and have a wonderful time chilling and eating. The last reason why my grandma is so kind is the gifts that she gives me and my whole family. Like as said, she doesn’t earn a ton of money, but all she wants to do is put a smile on our faces. A couple of weeks ago I went to her house and she gave me $80 for my graduation and a huge box of chocolates. I was so happy about that gift that I immediately started eating the chocolate and on my were those amazing. She could’ve just not given me anything because of how much food she brought for us, but out of the kindness of her heart, my grandma gave me an extraordinary gift that I’ll remember forever. I love my grandma so much and I’d like to thank her for how much she has done for me.
In all, my grandma, the kindest person on Earth, deserves everything that she has. Without her being the person she is today, I don’t even know where I would be in life. She is such a big part of my life and I’m so happy that I get to live my life with her in it. There are so many more things I could’ve said about her, but the most important ones are working hard, having my family over to eat, and giving incredible gifts. She is my special person and when it’s time for her to go I will never get over it. I love you, grandma.
Diego Garcia – St. Ignatius – DMSF
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