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I liked spending time at my grandma's house because it always felt special when we saw her; we did not get to see her often because she, along with my aunt and cousins, lived about three hours away in a little town in the south of England.

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My Grandma My grandma was a loving person who cared about other people. She always knew what to get for birthdays and when she would send a present for our birthdays I always felt loved and special. When she sent presents for our birthday, she would put two items in for the birthday boy or girl one being clothes and the other a specific toy or gift that he or she wanted. She would also put a small toy for each of the children and a box of fruit snacks for the whole family. Every time she came to visit our family, she would drive us to the 'special' shop in the local town and let us pick out two things that we wanted. She was always very patient with us because we always took a long time to choose. I liked spending time at my grandma's house because it always felt special when we saw her; we did not get to see her often because she, along with my aunt and cousins, lived about three hours away in a little town in the south of England. ...read more.

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Unfortunately she did not go soon enough, for on Monday morning we received a call telling us that my grandma had passed away that night, peacefully, while sleeping. The feeling that came upon me cannot be described. It might have been the numbness of it all, but it was a tidal wave that threw me across a beach. I felt sad and lonely, and I knew that I would never again feel the comfort of her fruit snacks and birthday packages. My mom and sister started crying and my dad looked like he was about to, so I left the room in order to keep the dust out of my eyes. My mom left the next day to go and comfort her only sister, my aunt, and then came back after a few days to get us and drive out there for the funeral which I of course was dreading. Since my grandma and her family had been Catholic, they had a catholic mass for her. It was kind of strange for me because I hadn't ever been to a mass before. ...read more.

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This has changed me because I would not be here if my grandma had not died. I am not saying I am glad that she died, but it has affected me in some good ways. This experience has taught me that things can change quickly, even when you don't want them to change at all. This experience has changed how I interact with others because moving has allowed me to make new friends. To me, this experience was like a mountain being moved. Before this, I had never really had anyone die in my life that I loved or was close too; now I have personal experience. Hospitals have never really been real to me, only a part of movies and TV shows, but now I know that they can really impact you if you are not careful. I hope I will never have the need to repeat this experience. My life has changed through the move because I have made new friends and gotten used to a bigger house. Even though my grandma is no longer with me physically she will always be with me, showing me the way and being there to offer advice and support with life, and hopefully I will be with her again some day soon. She will always be my grandma and my best friend. ...read more.

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