This is my great grandma but she might as well just be ma. My mom gave me away to her when I was an infant. Her and pa raised me as their own. Pa passed away six years ago and ma has been really depressed since then. I try to help by spending as much time with her as possible (talking about the good old days), and giving her a back rub every night before bed (she has really bad arthritis). This picture is the first time she has seen her face in a photograph in over six years. When I showed it to her she said “Wow, look at how ugly I’ve become.” and that broke my heart. I messed up when pa passed away by not doing as much as I could have but I promised not to do that again. Young, tanned, women get millions of notes on their pictures because they are beautiful and so should this picture. I want to immortalize the image of my grandma and prove to myself that she was wrong. She is beautiful.