My Idol in My Life

2105 Words Feb 28th, 2009 9 Pages
The person affects my life the most, and also my only idol, my goal of living is my grandma. In the time when most Asian women did not dare to express themselves, to speak out what was on their mind, my grandmother did. Her rare personality was popular and highly respected among those who knew her. At that time women would not have good education, however everybody would turn to my grandmother’s wisdom to ask for help. She was smart and profound but yet vigorously caring and loving towards her family, relatives and friends. I was her favorite grandchildren, and as I got to stay with her the longest my childhood was actually full of her love and teachings. Whenever I feel down and helpless with my life, my grandmother has always been my …show more content…
As people recognized her smart thinking and brave personality, they began to listen and appreciate her words. In such a conservative community, the scene of a woman leading the family and be the judge of even her husband’s second wife’s household is one-of-a-kind. Compared to her fellows in the same generation, she was one of the exceptional women who received the right status and the power most Asian women never dreamt of. Even the elderly in my grandfather’s family had to admit she had the will and the soul of a leader “who would survive through the toughest battle”.

My grandmother was a woman of a strong will and a soft heart. Though the economy reached the bottom edge and it was hard even to get enough food for the household, she never let her children miss a day of school. Fruits were “luxurious” snack at that time, but she still tried to get my uncles, my aunt and my mom a “fruit day” every month. She would bring home enough fruits for her kids to eat as much as they wanted so that they would not ask for it for the following days. She would go all around the city to find the right book for her children, though books were gold in those days and it could cost half her monthly salary. When her children grew up and there came her grandchildren, my grandmother took care of her grandsons and daughters so their parents could go to work. I was her favorite grandchildren; the one to get most of her love