Grandma, the way your smooth gray hair curls astounds me 

And the way your house always smelled like home 

You were always in the kitchen making a delicious meal

And you used to always say, “It’s going to be ok”

I love how you smelled like Rare Pearls, your favorite perfume 

And how you loved dressing up and wearing one of your many church hats

The way you wore the color peach 

The way you cooked Mac and cheese and Caramel cake 

You loved eating glazed donuts 

You hated when people were dishonest and disrespectful

Grandma, the way you loved me, makes me stronger 

and love you even more…

Your memory will always live on through me 

- Taja Wiggins, Ripple Effect