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The Guide of a MOSSLover Becky Isserman's Blog

It's weird it's 2009...If I look back to when I was 10 all I wanted to do was get to 18, so I could leave my parents house.  On December 31st, 2000 things were so very different.  I was 17 years old about to turn 18 a couple months later.  I went to my grandmother's apartment at the assisted living facility a week before and she was complaining of a cold or the flu.  This day was the day that she would end up in the hospital.  I had this gut feeling that we wouldn't see her again outside of the hospital.  I went to the hospital every day until January 30th.  I was crying in my bedroom.  I guess my parents couldn't hear me.  They were debating on whether they should wake me up, because my grandmother had passed away.  Every year during New Years I remember what happened to lead up to that day.  Ever year I put on my Jewish Star to remind me who she was and what she wanted for me.  She told me I could do whatever I wanted.  She was one of the few positive influences in my life that made me feel like I could succeed.  She is the reason why I am here writing this blog.  She taught me how to type on a keyboard using an old Smith Corona Typewriter when I was 10.  She helped me buy my first computer when I was 15.  When we went to private school and my mom would not wake up due to crippling depression she took me and my brother to school.  She gave me her 1985 Chrysler Lebaron when she could no longer drive, so I could bring myself to Lacrosse practice.  Despite all her crazy flaws she was my beacon of hope for the future of what I could accomplish.  I will never forget where I came from and who helped me get there.  This year I need to remember that my family and friends are very important.  They hold the glue together in your life and they help you out when you fall.  Happy New Year Everyone in the SharePoint Nation!

Posted on Thursday, January 1, 2009 4:04 PM Personal , Life, The Universe, and Everything | Back to top


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