My Greatest Mentor

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Friday, Nov 10, 2017
    My grandma has been a huge part of my life from the moment I was born. My parents would bring my sisters and me to her house every morning before school where she would have breakfast ready, get us into our uniforms, and then bring us to school so my parents could go to work. My grandma then picked us up from school and brought us back to her house where my mom would be by around 5:30 to pick us up and bring us home for dinner. In the summers though, my grandma had us all day (plus my crazy cousin).  My grandma was such a huge role in my upbringing. She was always there to help my mom raise us and she did whatever she could to help out. Most of my childhood memories come from her house in the summers with my sisters and cousin. I look back at all the time we spent with her over the summers and think that she must honestly be a saint. Keeping up with four kids within four years of each other was not a simple task, especially since we thought it was funny to bring all sorts of bugs and animals in the house because we knew she was terrified of them. Last summer unfortunately she took a bad fall, dislocating her shoulder and breaking her hip, and the worst part was that she laid on the ground for four days without any food or water. Fortunately being the fighter she is she survived and killed her physical therapy and is now back and walking! She has always been such a strong woman, her husband died when her children were 6, 8, 10, and 12. My grandma was left to raise four young women on her own and then in her retirement play a huge role in raising four grandchildren. She does as much as she can for everyone else and she is one of the strongest people I know and that is why she has always been my greatest mentor.
     
    By: Kelly Christy, College of Liberal Arts
    Photo Attribution: Kelly Christy