She raised 11 kids, kept them happy, clothed and fed,
Kept them warm, sheltered, a place to lay their heads.
Such a kind spirit, so gentle and sweet,
There was no problem she could not defeat.
There was no task that was ever too large,
For grandma knew just how to take charge.
She did her best with whatever she had,
At times she had to be both a mom and a dad.
She loved us all equally, with all of her heart,
She was such a strong woman, beautiful and smart.
She struggled and toiled all of her life,
And not once did she complain of her poverty and strife.
Everything she owned, she worked for it all,
This was the only way she could stand proud and stand tall.
She was blessed with so many family and friends,
On whom she could call when she needed a hand.
Grandma's spirit was like sunshine on a rainy day,
She could smile and melt all the tears away.
Grandma said we could be anything we wanted to be,
She loved all of us unconditionally.
She would never judge, never belittle, or criticize,
She always said you'll never know unless you try.
Grandma will truly be missed by all who knew of her love,
Now, she is watching over us from somewhere above.