When my grandmother said that I needed to meet her to go look at monuments in Essex County NJ recently, I was confused. She is only 65 years old, and I didn’t understand why she felt that we needed to go look at them. She explained that she is at an age where anything can happen to her, and she did not want me to have to deal with picking out her headstone after she passes away. She is my only relative who is alive, and she said that she wanted to make sure that she handles everything. However, she thought it would be a good for me to go with her so that I will understand everything she is picking out early for herself.
My grandmother has always been fun and quirky. She is also very loving. I lost my parents when I was young, and my grandmother took me into her own home. She adopted me, and she has been my “parent” all of these years. She has made sure that I have been fed, clothed and happy in life. She has always protected me. After she told me that she is getting up there in age and that anything could happen to her at any time, it really scared me. She did understand my fears and told me that anything could happen to anyone, including me. She said she just wanted to make things easier for me, which I understood.
I have decided that I need to spend less time hanging out with friends or playing computer games so much. Instead, I’d like to spend more time with my grandmother. After I moved out on my own when I was 20 years old, I had a lot of fun doing things with other people. Friends come and go, but your family is with you no matter what. I realized after talking to my grandmother that I need to spend more time with the person who means so much to me before it is too late.