Today I received the heavy hearted news that my grandmother has passed on to the other side. I took the last photo she’d ever smile for just a couple weeks ago. This shot truly captures her soul. Bright, beautiful, confident. Man, was she tough as nails. She raised a family of three by herself. For years she walked miles to and from her three jobs she worked to keep her children fed. Her role has always been reminding us that family comes first. She could eat a bigger steak than you, outwit you, and unconditionally love you all at the same time. Even in the final chapters of this journey of life, she went out just like we all should, with a smile and a smart-ass attitude. I thank her for giving birth to the woman that gave me life. You will always be cherished. Rest In Peace, Grandma.