So in moving to Thailand...most things are different here. The food is different, the customs are different...even how they celebrate birthdays are different. The one thing that is the same is...Grandmas...
I love my grandma. Growing up my grandparents lived just right around the corner from my house. My grandma would come over all the time. She would always put my brother and I to work in the yard or help clean out one of my dad's rental houses. You couldn't argue with Grandma because she was the one who worked harder than anyone else. Even today she is 90 years old and still she works on her own yard, picks fruit from my parents' yard and does my dad's work laundry because she knows we would take it to the dry cleaners and that is expensive! She also worries a lot about me being so far away.
So moving to Thailand I thought I left my grandma behind...little did I know that my grandma and my neighbor's grandma are pretty much the same person. My neighbors sell soy milk in town so their mom/ the neighbor kids' grandma wakes up at 3am to help get ready for the days work. She seems to always be doing something productive when I get home. She puts me to shame just like my real grandma! She also is worried about me...she got mad at me the other day when I forgot to close my gate one night when my roommate was away. Also on the mornings when I leave for class later because my class is later in the day...she smiles really big and asks me "What time did you wake up this morning?" I have to side step her question because I can't tell her 9am when she has been up since 3! Today she made me move some of our laundry hanging in the front yard because she was afraid it would rain.
So in conclusion: When everything seems so different I can rest assured that grandmas will always be the same no matter where I go!
Miss you Grandma!!