It all started with the love ❤️ of a grandmother.

Above is my great grandmother, Inez, encircled in the arms of the younger generations of our family. My daughter to the left, my nephew in the middle, and my niece on the right. This picture perfectly embodies the love we have for her. She is cherished, respected and revered. She’s a tough lady, but she also happens to be one of the sweetest people on the face of the earth. My love for older adults started with my great grandmother. But it didn’t end there. She has been a grounding force in my life since I was a teenager. In challenging moments, she has taught me to stop, listen, and learn from the wisdom of my elders.

Well, I am listening. And I am always learning.