I flip through old memories and can’t help but smile because that’s all that we have left. Within the course of a year I lost two members of my immediate family. Most people can’t even imagine losing once person close to them. I don’t think the recent passing of my grandmother has hit me yet. I’ve become so accustomed to death that’s it’s become a normal part of life. I don’t think the average person thinks about it. About death. That it will one day happen to you and everyone you’ve ever known. She used to always tell me to smile with my teeth and not to wear too much makeup. To show my natural beauty. To show the beauty and strength I received from her.