I’m totally going to get sappy here. My gramma is, hands down, my Woman Crush Wednesday. She began an “adult life” at the age of 13 when she began to raise her nephew. She was married at 17, she had 12 kids, helped raise two of her grandchildren (myself and another cousin) and currently boasts a family of almost 100 people!a few years ago, i was fortunate enough to take her to Mexico City. It was such an honor to see my grandmother’s face light up as we walked through the streets of her country, visit churches, and embrace the culture there. she beamed and had an endless energy that seemingly came out of nowhere. This trip will be one of the major highlights of my life.
She is the kind of woman I want to be. The woman who forgives much. Prays often. Loves big. And knows that this life (no matter how hard or trying it is) is not her forever home. She laughs beautifully. She jokes. She still has some spunk.
Even until now, I call her Welita – which is short for “Abuelita.” We used to go over to her house on Wednesday mornings and share “welita wednesday” with her. i would take her breakfast or breads or menudo and we’d sit and talk about her novelas, life, or… we’d just take naps. in fact, this little post has inspired me to pick up that up again and start visiting her again every week. sweet little lady.
Here’s to women. And the things that make us love them. The things that inspire us. And the things that awake something of our own.