My confidant, my counselor, my best friend, my Grandma! From the time I was born until now my grandmother Emma, who is now old and frail stands to be the most influential person in my life. My grandma helped me throughout these years to become a kind, compassionate and at the same time a strong and resilient person that I am now.
My grandmother has a very special place in my heart; she helped me grow as a person and gave me a lot of love along the way. My memorable experiences interacting with her have shaped me through the years I was growing up. I consider myself lucky to have her by my side, seeing her every Saturday and during my high school years seeing her every day after school. I cannot imagine going thought tough years of high school without her support and her guidance. And now my beloved grandma, who is now bedridden, is still waiting for my daily phone calls and visits, and we still share our private times and good laughs together. The influences she has made on me are not just through one specific experience, but through many experiences whether her helping me with my homework, or counseling me or simply having conversations with her. These experiences were always guided with her love towards people, her own kindness, optimism, her wisdom and compassion. .
From the time I was in grade school I had a close bond with my grandma, as I would see her on a weekly basis. She would not only teach me to read and write in Armenian every Saturday, but also together, we would discuss the stories we would read and analyze characters traits. There was always a lesson that she would teach about kindness and compassion. My Grandma has a very good sense of humor; and she and I always share a good laugh. This made her lessons so much fun and made our weekends so memorable and enjoyable.
Reflecting back to these memories of spending my time with this amazing woman is that all of my childhood experiences were filled with endless love and kindness.