Your name means comfort and consolation–
That’s who you were to me
My mother’s mother’s mother. A great and grand one.
Daughter of Faustino and Aurora
Sitting in the front yard, listening to the birds, watching the flowers sway in the breeze
All their colors
When the memories got blurry, and the stories remained the same,
I always tried to listen.
All the questions I wanted to ask you,
I’d gotten to know you too late
but also just in time.
Caring for you was a gift
and you always offered me whatever you had
And that was love,
and I miss you.
Your humility, your strength, your stubbornness, your sense of humor, your sweet tooth, your sadness, your joy, and your songs—all your songs
These are what I carry with me.
You will always be with me.
Thank you, Grandma Connie.
Submitted by Megan Moreno, Imperial County – Calexico.