Warm, friendly, sweet, generous, and kind-hearted; these words cannot describe my grandmother enough, but they are greatly stressed in defining her beautiful character. Her short, black hair resulted in frizzy hair due to her frequent hair-dying. When walking by the kitchen I would see a tiny head of thick hair leveled with the counter, which reminded my grandmother and everyone else of how short she was. Her thin wrinkles extended and multiplied near the corners of her eyes and around her mouth when she smiled and revealed fairly straight and white teeth for a grandmother.
I found her smile shy, cute, sweet, and friendly. Her brown eyes reminded me of the same eyes searching for me in the endless games of hide and seek years ago as a little child. My grandmother wasn’t your classic grandmother. She didn’t knit scarves, do jig-saw puzzles, or sew up socks. Things she did find enjoyable doing was cooking and reading her Bible.
You would know my grandmother is in the house if you smell deliciousness walking through the front door. Other than cooking, my grandmother cleaned up around the house, prayed, or read her Bible for the rest of the time.
My grandmother doesn’t have the best memory but she recalls reading the whole bible at least one-hundred times. She was very close in her relationship with God and cared for everyone around her. As far as I would know, my grandmother had no long-holding grudges held against her. My grandmother would also spend well over an hour in prayer for people she hardly knew.
I would know because she would lecture me after prayers telling me to love my neighbors as she recited verses from the Bible. My grandmother was like a gem that was beautiful both inside and out. She shined through every corner and side, reflecting happy beams of light everywhere she went. Her presence was extremely illuminating and happiness would spread around her like dominoes heaving each other over to an inevitable collapse. Every single time I had something to ask my grandmother, she presented me a welcoming smile on her face and asked me to sit down as I would start.