A Special Valentine’s Photo of my Lovely Grandmother
My paternal grandmother. A Valentine photo.
She was almost 12 years old when this portrait was taken.
She wrote later in life, “My early childhood memories are all happy. I cannot remember anything negative.” Her mother died when she was six and her relationship with her step-mother was difficult, but Grandma didn’t complain.
She suffered so much in her life. I look into her eyes and wonder how much strength she had for someone so young and how that strength would carry her through so many trials.
So thankful for all she taught me. ~shared by @kimball_allison