My Grandmother 's Enthusiasm For Learning

903 Words Aug 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Of all the people and things that have influenced me thus far has to be the most amazing lady that I have ever met, my grandmother. She’s the kind of person who has thoughtful discussions about which artist she would most likely want to meet in life whether musical or artistic, the kind of grandmother who always had time for her family and the kind of advocate to voice her opinions on the world and life as I’ve come to know it. Growing up with such a strong role model, I developed many of her enthusiasms. I not only came to love the excitement of learning simply for the sake of knowing something new, but also came to understand the idea of giving to family in exchange for a new sense of life, love, and spirit. My grandmother’s enthusiasm for learning is most apparent in living life. I was about six years old when I started to realize this; my grandmother had me and my two siblings join my mother in the new induction to life through baptism. It was at the same church my family had gone to for years and years and the only one that I have ever known to be home to me. It was in the weeks coming to our family event that my grandmother was educating me on the purpose of baptism and the meaning to our lives once we have completed the task where I saw more and more the enthusiasm in her eyes and heart of the importance to not only her but my family, the church family and me in general. I vividly remember her singing hymns to me every night after I asked her how it would feel after I…
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