My grandmother Rosie has helped me thoughout my life because she opened up so many open doors for me. She had taught me how to be respsonible and to care for a person. I learned all these wonderful blessings from her Alzheimer's. She had indirectly taught me how to be responsible and to care for a person, this has helped me determine what i want to become and what i want to go to school for. I want to make an impact on other peoples lives like the impact on my grandmothers life, and this is my story.
Repeating the tracks on a CD labeled “Grandma Rosie’s CD”, I started to think how much of an impact she had on me. By the time Rosie was in the nursing home her Alzheimer’s had gotten much worse. Even thought she was sick, my grandmother had made me more responsible, and devoted. She gave me hope and faith to believe in things I never believed in. I would bring my grandfather to visit my grandmother at lease three times a week. We would bring her up special snacks like an ice cream or a mint patty. I had gained the responsibility each week bringing my grandfather to visit my grandmother. I had only hoped that she would remember me as the grand daughter who would take her out and visit her. Seeing my grandfather visiting my grandmother day after day made me believe that anything could happen through the thick or thin. After my grandmother passed away I had a lot of faith to believe in true devotion and true love. Seeing my grandfather visiting my grandmother day after day made me believe in anything could happen through the thick or thin. He also showed me how to be a stronger person and how to have faith within your self. Seeing him survive the death of his wife, he gives me the strength to believe.
Saturday morning’s my mom and I would visit my grandmother Rosie, we would go shopping at the South Shore Plaza and grabbed lunch at a local restaurant. At this time Rosie had the beginning of Alzheimer’s, this was a big adjustment for my family. I only knew my grandmother with Alzheimer’s so it wasn’t a big transition for me. It was like I had to build a relationship with a stranger, who I had known my whole life. As I walked into her room I greeted her and told her that I had a surprise for her. JJ's Dairy Hut was only two minutes away so I stopped there and got her a soft serve vanilla ice cream. I knew she had appreciated it; she had a big smile on her face and there was a sparkle to her eyes.
Rosie was a big influence on me; and I had a lot of respect for her. Without her I would never be the person I am today. Indirectly she has given me advice through responsibility, she taught me a life time full of lessons. Responsibility, patience, and being more devoted made me realize I was growing up. Rosie still lives with me today in my heart and will always be there. She herself has influenced my life and made me a better person today.
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