School Should Never Take Importance Over Family

A few months ago, my grandmother lost her baby sister to a very unexpected stroke. I, unfortunately, was so wrapped up in finishing my schooling that I didn't take the time to properly help my grandma with the initial shock of her little sister's passing and now my grandma has fallen ill.

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Dear Grandma Elizabeth,

My heart is heavy with a burden I feel for not being there for you when you needed me the most. I am truly sorry and hope that you can accept my heartfelt apology for not stepping up like I should have.

I forgot how close you were with Aunt Edith. I also forgot how much you loved her and raised her while you two were growing up. More importantly, I forgot how important you were to her.

Aunt Edith will forever be missed by all of us. She had a sense of humor that was unmatched by anyone I know and you were the one you helped her develop that humor.

I cannot begin to imagine how difficult her passing has been for you, but please remember that I am always here for you -- day and night. My thoughts are with you always!

With Deepest Sympathy,
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