By Isabella Fernandez, ’23:
Isabella Fernandez pens a heartfelt letter to her grandmother reminiscing on the special moments they shared together.
I love you so much, I can’t believe you’re gone. I miss you like crazy and wish you were here with me.
I will always remember when we would sleepover and I would give you the remote and turn on my side and close my eyes and you would reach over and scratch my head till I fell asleep. I wish I could’ve seen you one last time before I lost you. I will miss seeing you on holidays. It’s going to be very hard to go over and see Wewo and Titi without you being there.
I’ll miss having a fashion show for you every time I came back from the mall with new clothes. I wish I could’ve gotten a picture with you while all dolled up in my birthday dress. You never smiled with your teeth in pictures if you were posing for one, but when no camera was around, you had the biggest smile on your face. You loved watching Peter, Luca, and I growing up, and you would always have a big smile on your face with us.I will try and make you proud with everything I do in life, and I know you’re watching down on me smiling with Awicha.
Losing you feels like I lost a part of me that I’ll never get back. Not hearing you call me (Princesa, Muñequita Bella, Corazón, Mamita) is going to be very hard to live without, but I’ll try. It’s going to be hard to not have you there for my high school graduation, going to college, graduating from college, and med school. Not having you there for my wedding or getting to meet my children will be very hard, but I will make sure your memory lives on and my kids know who their Wewa was. Moving on with my life without you around will be one of the hardest things I will ever have to do, but I know you wouldn’t want me to be sad forever. You would want me to remember all the good times with you and even though you’re gone your spirit isn’t and you’re always going to be right behind me in life pushing me through.
You were my light and now you’re my angel. I will cherish all my memories with you.
Until we meet again, Wewa.
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