In honor of Grandparents’ Day, The Huffington Post asked readers to share stories of grandparents. I am beyond honored to have my piece among those you will see here.
Lucy O’Connor made a difference in my life in ways I will never be able to fully capture.
She was ahead of her time—a feminist, an advocate for all, and one of the hardest working people I have ever known.
Her relationships with men caused her great pain; and it pains me to know she will never see the four beautiful boys I have the privilege to raise grow into men she would be able to trust.
There is not a day thoughts of her do not pass through my mind, my love for her forever in my heart. The debt of gratitude I owe her she would never have admitted to, but I try to repay it nonetheless.
I am better for having known her.