Today, I'm taking the time to remember my amazing grandmother who suddenly passed away last year on this date.
She lived primarily with my aunt in Concord NC and we visited quite often and spent many holidays/occasions together. My mom and I have spent a LOT of time together, especially in the past year and she often shares stories about my grandmother when she was growing up. I've learned so much more about what a strong and driven woman my grandmother was. Growing up, my mom's family wasn't very well off so my grandma would run a lunch business and would earn money for the family by feeding local college students and they would pay on a weekly or monthly basis. My grandma's food was that good hah! She did everything she could to raise my mom and her brother and sisters and make sure they had the education to be successful in life. I really think that is where my mom got the same quality and her drive and encouragement of my siblings and I to do well and succeed in school so we would ultimately have successful careers and lives. My baa was an amazing woman and this is just one of the many stories my mom has shared with me over this past year. I affectionately called her "little baa" and she literally lived for her children and grandkids. In her memory, my mom and I have been doing the Ekadashi fast in her honor for the past year (tomorrow is a fasting day) and I plan on continuing as long as I physically am able.
I just wanted to share a little about my grandma today and take the time to remember her and at least share with others how amazing she was.