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I recently went to visit my Grandmother in Charlotte this past weekend for her 86th birthday ...

I hadn't seen her in a few years - a visit was long overdue.  We haven't really been able to speak due to her condition that has worsened over the years - I won't disclose it, but you'll get an idea.

 When I first walked into her room and kneeled beside her wheelchair ... for those first :30 seconds to a 1:00 - she knew exactly who I was and the exchange went a little like this:

My Mother: " Hey, Mommy, look who that is - your grandson is here, look at Spud (nickname) " ...

Grandma: [ looks down at me ] " Wow ... well look at you now ... " [followed by a big smile ] ...

I didn't expect her to recognize me, at all.

In that moment, I realized just how much I missed her, the relationship we had, and the endless moments we shared.  We aren't able to hold conversations and laugh like we used to - she's not doing so well, but she's alive and I'm thankful I was able to spend some time with her ... 

I know that no matter how far I'm able to go in this life, I will never forget all that she's done for me.

And I say all of that to say this ...

Never forget where you came from and NEVER EVER forget the people who truly helped you get there.

To the strongest woman I've ever met, forever much love - your baby boy is still on his path to greatness.

MG

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