Today would have been my Grandmother’s Birthday….Abuela was our matriarch for many years, our historian, our adviser, at times baby-sitter, at times banker and loan officer. Comming out of poverty in the Dominican Republic, she knew how to stretch a dollar. Her home was our center, her life our path to the “American Dream“. She was rich in ways not measured in dollars, and we were all enriched by having her in our lives.
Abuela was a perennial part of my life growing up in New York and later as an adult in Florida. She was there for every major event in her family’s five generations, here in the United States. In the early years in the spotlight, later in her life, in the background even when she was not physically present, she was the glue that bound our families. She always gave us the illusion of family stability, even at the times in her life, unbeknown to us, her personal life was not as stable as she led on . You could always look to her and know everything was going to be alright, because family was all that mattered, “blood “, was truly,”thicker than water”.
SHE WAS LOVED AND SHE IS MISSED.
In remembrance, I would like those of you that knew her, to visit my blog and post your fondest memories of a truly GOOD woman. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABUELA!