8

You think that grandma was an anorexic?

Your grandma was always very conscious of her weight and skinny since the day I met her, but I don’t think it’d ever occur to me until she passed away. Your mother and I went to clean up grandma’s apartment and when we were going through her things, we found old food hidden away everywhere. Sandwiches she’d never eaten, untouched candy…It indicated a larger problem and in retrospect all the things started to make sense.

2

"You have me, you have my heart and you have countless more sunsets. And Christmas mornings, and movies. And bad cups of decaf coffee. Because you probably shouldn’t have caffeine, it’s bad for the ticker. And laughs, you get to laugh at least a million more times. And cry, and fight with your parents, and make up. Maybe even become a parent yourself. And when you take your daughter to Paris for the first time, it won’t be for a sad reason. It’ll be so you could tell her about us and what I did for you, and what you did for me. You lived."