Always good to have a BFF in which you can do your mean muggin' with, it's also super helpful when ya'll know all your good sides for pictures and then stick with it!
2008 (the year I had super black hair.)
I’ve been in Colombia for a month today. My Abuelita (grandmother in spanish) had a stroke that affected her entire right hemisphere on Friday, October 25th. In two days, I was able to buy my plane ticket to Cartagena, pack up an apartment, move out of an apartment, store everything at my parent’s respective houses, pack a suitcase that made no sense and got on an 8am flight on Sunday morning. The timing sucked but I was lucky enough to be ending a lease on October 31st because if I still would’v had my rent to pay, I wouldve been dead meat.
These last 33 days of her journey have been filled with highs and lows. I’ve actually taken up blogging as a way to keep my family informed because it became hard to have to retell the same diagnosis and doctor report to 40 people everyday. I started feeling very disconnected and distant from the situation. I upload pictures of her I have around the internet so people can remember her during her model days.
As Thanksgiving nears and nobody is here to celebrate it with me — I turn to you, oh Internet.
I’m thankful for the photographs, videos, old voicemails that I have of my Abuelita Fanny — I’ve been a little obsessed looking for them on the internet. I don’t have my desktop computer here and there are so many files I never even uploaded, because I don’t want to be an “oversharer” but really, who cares? I’ve checked my old photobucket accounts, old gmail archives, facebook posts, tumblr & twitter. It’s as if the internet is my little time machine that I get to go back and take all the things I didn’t even know I held dearly. I’m indebted for the love that has been poured into me by my family and friends because its with that love that I’m able to give back. I’m happy I have my faith in God and I know that our life is temporary here, so live it up babies. Little Abuelita Fanny sure has lived it up, I just want her around for a bit longer.
I thank you all for your good thoughts and prayers. Be blessed, eat pie and just be kind to one another. xx