The first person who sprang to mind was my nana.
I have never loved anyone more. Whenever I get good news, she is the first person I want to tell and when I feel like I have no-one and I’m all alone, she makes me feel loved by everyone.
She taught me what’s right and what’s wrong. She once tried to teach me how to knit but even the greatest of women can’t do some things. We shout at each other, we laugh at each other, we confide in each other and most of all we love each other.
When I think about what life would be like without her, I can’t breathe. How could I live without the person who understands me better than anyone? The person who overcame cancer for her family and who is weak but still climbs up the stairs to help me choose my dress? The woman who sits with me late at night when I’m crying and need someone to just be there for me?
I know I don’t say thank-you and I cause trouble and I have a temper and I leave my clothes everywhere and I spill water all over the bathroom floor and I fall over all the time and I break things and I eat everything and I do countless other stupid things but everything about me that’s good is because of you.
I try to be better for you because I love you.