My mother's mother was a very sweet woman. A woman who kept her troubles to herself and yet was able to demonstrate great compassion for others.
We had a close bonding and to this day I remember her very well. I went to her crying after a bumble bee had stung me. At first she did not seem to understand the amount of pain I was experiencing. But then all of a sudden she got the message and put down the book she was reading and told me how sorry she was for my mishap. From the moment she told me that everything was going to be alright - the pain seemed to magically disappear and my spirit was relieved.