Most of you know my father's story, and how much his life shaped me into the person I've become. But another one of the biggest influences in my life is and has always been my grandmother. She left South Korea with my grandfather and two of three of her children to come to America for a better life. She was one of five daughters, and one of the middle children. She was the sweetest and the prettiest daughter (according to some of her sisters). She was also the woman who raised me when my mother left when I was 7.
There were language barriers, and she wasn't the greatest cook, but the lessons I've learned from her love and life are ones that I'll carry with me forever.