Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Aaron Smith Final Blog Post #2 Section 12
My grandmother has had an enormous impact on my life. She has helped raise me to be the man I am today, and I owe a lot to the values and lessons she has taught me throughout the years. One of the most important to her, love is one she has never strayed from. She clearly tries to love everyone the way God loves, wholly and unconditionally.
She taught me that in order to experience joy, you must be able to love. The two go hand in hand. If ever I needed to see what true love was I could look to her and the way she loved her husband, my grandfather. I have never seen two people that love each other as much as they do, but I have experienced the love that they have for me.
Even during the times when I didn’t show my grandmother love, whether I was upset from her scolding me or if I was just being selfish as most children sometimes do, I knew without a doubt that she loved me. I also know that she will show anyone the same kindness whether they deserve it or not. I can only hope that one day I can love the way she does.
She puts the same care and compassion into everything she does. Whether it’s vacuuming the floor, giving life advice, or making sweet tea, there is no question that it was done with love. This is why she had such joy, because she loved so much, and that is the second ingredient in the perfect sweet tea: love.