Grandma CiCi: our sweet and spunky grandma

Originally posted December 3, 2012

 Grandma CiCi opening presents during last year’s beach Christma

Grandma CiCi opening presents during last year’s beach Christma

**WE’RE SORRY TO SAY GRANDMA CICI WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN US FOR BEACH CHRISTMAS. SHE WILL BE SPENDING HER CHRISTMAS WITH HER SON.

Everyone loves a sweet grandma. At Breaking Chains we are lucky to have one of the sweetest.

Though Grandma CiCi is technically only grandma to Yahira, Brayan, Axel, and Angi (and great-grandmother to Angel) we like to consider her the grandmother of all of us. She spends the majority of her days helping care for her grandchildren while their parents do chores, work and take classes. Now she is also taking care of babies Ashley and Angel during the day while their mothers Nancy and Yahira take beauty training classes and the regular babysitters (Edys and Suyapa) have a short-term job harvesting coffee.

In her many routes through the building each day doing different tasks for the kids, Grandma CiCi is always ready to stop, say hello with a toothless smile and greet you with a warm hug and kiss on the cheek.

Though she only stands about four feet tall, Grandma CiCi certainly has the respect of her grandchildren and everyone else in the building. But she is ornery as well, just like any good grandmother. During our goal meeting with the families, we asked what we could do as a ministry to help the individuals achieve their goals. Grandma’s answer?: “I want you to build me two houses to live in. When I get bored with one, I will just move to the other,” she said with a mischievous chuckle that made everyone in the room laugh. Then she answered, “No, really I just want to be able to help care for my family.”

Sweet with a little sass mixed in is the perfect grandma combination. Please pray aboutsponsoring this wonderful woman who does so much for her family.