This is a beautiful post by a writer who had a troubled relationship with her grandmother later in life. When her grandmother died, she still remembered being alone and abandoned as a child. So this writer wrote a novel examining what might have changed for her grandmother if she had had one friend through that difficult time.
The post is so touching. And such an interesting examination of how really hard events shape our lives and the lives of those we touch moving forward. And how we can reclaim stories and use them to create a new outcome. I recommend the whole post. My favorite quote:
I recommend you read the whole thing.