It's now October, and the resilience my abuela once had no longer exists. After a year long fight with illness and pain, she concluded her battle last night at the age of eighty nine. My abuela was strong, resourceful, always loving woman. She was a wife to my abuelo, a mother to six boys and two girls, a grandmother to many, many, many grandchildren, and a business woman.
I will miss her never-ending rants, red painted nails, and bright colored dresses. I will miss seeing her on the porch and waving hello the most. She was one of many cornerstones in my large Mexican family. She will forever be treasured.