Unfortunately, my grandma was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago. They say cancer is a sickness best battled by the mind rather than body – that’s exactly what my grandma has abided by. She has fought the disease with her positive attitude, zest for life and endless courage.
She hasn’t only fought this disease once, but thrice. Each time she comes out heartier and shows us what an absolute rockstar she is. It is her resilience and love for life which has helped her through this. Being by her side during this tumultuous time has made us even closer (if that’s possible) and has made me stronger and wiser. I have learnt the value of each day, appreciating the people who are always there for me and living every moment of life to the fullest without having any regrets.
At 85 years of age, my grandma stands miles apart from any other woman her age. Although her perfectly set hair, manicured nails and sophisticated sense of style are some of the things contributing to this, it is her jovial, youthful nature that makes her so special to every single person who knows her.
In honour of World Grandparents Day yesterday, I want to salute my grandma for being the best parent, guardian and friend to me. Most people say life is too short, but she has taught me that life is as beautiful as you make it, so live it and love it.