Graphic Novel Review: Guts by Raina Telgemeier

BOOK INFORMATION

Publication Date: September 17, 2019

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Age Category: Middle Grade (MG)

Pages: 224

Publisher: Graphix

SYNOPSIS

A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of SmileSistersDrama, and Ghosts!

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it’s probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she’s dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina’s tummy trouble isn’t going away… and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What’s going on? Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face — and conquer — her fears.

MY TAKEAWAYS

I remember the moment I got the first two editions of this triology, Smile and Sisters, when I was nine years old. To make a long story short, I fell in love immediately, and I still re-read them every now and then to this day. On a recent trip to Barnes & Nobles, I finally got my hands on Guts, a highly-anticipated graphic novel for all of Telgemeier’s loyal fans–and let me tell you, it was all worth the wait! Guts is an absolute masterpiece!

At the beginning of this gem for tweens and teens, Raina (who is the author when she was in 4th grade), catches the stomach flu that had been spreading in her family. And when her stomach problems continue, she develops the fear of getting sick and throwing up (emetophobia) to the point where she is worried about catching something from her family and classmates. Eventually, her family signs her up to see a children’a therapist, and she progresses throughout the story learning how to face her fear while making new friends along the way.

Raina is such a quirky, fun, and relatable protagonist, so its not hard to take a liking to her character within the first few pages of the story. She seems like someone that I would’ve liked to be around back in elementary school. And believe me, having the protagonist be someone who I actually like as a person is critical to me when I read a novel for the first time.

While I thank God that I’m not a victim of anxiety, there are so many young people who struggle with their mental health, even if they fear something small like the dark or going to the doctor. Stories like Guts are not only relatable to a large range of audiences, but they also teach us that while fear is a normal feeling, we shouldn’t let the things that scare us take over our lives. And like any trial, fears can be conquered.

Like always, the vibrant illustrations on each page of this masterpiece illuminated the story, making it that much more entertaining for readers of all ages. Even though the topic of mental health among youth was discussed throughout the course of this story, the funny, light-hearted moments within the book didn’t fail to put a smile on my face.

Overall, Guts is a must-read for bookworms–and even non-bookworms–of all ages! I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it!

Rating: ★★★★✯ (4.5/5 stars, 5 being the best of the best)

Recommended Age: for readers 9+


I’ve got to admit that I am very pleased with Guts. It was one of the three books that I got for my birthday, earlier this week, and I’ve got to admit that I made some pretty good choices. Be on the look out for the book reviews for the other two novels of my choice; they’re coming soon!

If you haven’t read this book already, I hope my opinion will encourage you to give it a try! However, if you already have this book in your collection, tell me your thoughts on it in the comments!

Have a wonderful rest of your day/night, everybody! God bless you all and I’ll catch you later! Peace in! ♡

Just Me . . . Having the Best Birthday Ever!!!

As I mentioned in my last post, a special day was right around the corner that I wanted to share with you guys. And that special day was (drumroll, please) my birthday! I know that I say this every year, but me and Goodmommy had such a blast, and I still can’t hush up about how hyped I am.

Even though birthdays come back every year, they’re a really big deal. It’s not just a day about you, but also a celebration of the beautiful and wonderful gift of life that God has blessed us with. Life has it’s ups and downs for everyone, but the fact that we are still breathing is a blessing within itself. In reality, every day is worth celebrating.

Sending time with Goodmommy is always a blast, and I want to share how we spent our special day with all of you, as well! Okay, enough of the chatter, now! My 2022 birthday post is a go!

Our first stop was probably one of my favorites out of the whole day; and it was only just beginning! We decided to stop at Claire’s to do something that we’ve been talking about for years–getting my second ear piercing! And considering that Claire’s has been known for piercing ears for decades—or 40 years, to be exact—we thought it would be a great place to get the job done.

I actually got my first ear piercing when I was a few months old, so I obviously don’t remember anything from that experience–though Goodmommy’s retelling of my baby-self’s reaction always makes me giggle. As a result, I never knew how it felt to get your ear’s pierced before my birthday, so I was naturally a little nervous. But considering that I handle shots so well, I knew that this was going to be a walk in the park.

Despite our original plan to get the silver cross, we decided to get a stainless-steel star after the reccomendation to get a smaller earring. And I immediately fell in love with the results–it’s small, sweet, and simple. I can’t thank Goodmommy enough for getting me my second piercing! In fact, I loved it so much that I may even get another one, in a few years.

Before we left our house, Goodmommy shared with me that she was contemplating taking me to a surprise destination for my birthday celebration, and I was over the moon to find out that it was Barnes and Nobles–my favorite bookstore.

If you’re a frequent visitor of my blog, you already know how I feel about books. And what I really appreciate about Barnes & Nobles is they’re variety–not only with the genres of their books, but with the types of items that they sell, too! As soon as I saw on a sign that the Young Readers’ section was upstairs, we took a ride on the escalator and searched around the entire second floor.

After a few minutes of searching, I finally found the section in question, and I couldn’t have been more excited by the shelves of novels that stood before me. I really love how this section in particular had literature that varied from pictures books to upper-middle grade, which makes it appropriate for a large range of ages.

We ended up purchasing three awesome novels–one of which was a graphic novel–for about ten bucks each. Another one of them was on my TBR (or to be read) list for this year, so I was super grateful for the opportunity to finally read it! Oh, and don’t worry, y’all; I’ll be posting all the book reviews for each one soon. ;))

So, I’m a firm believer that birthday’s don’t have to break the bank. But a simple piece of cake is always nice. And that’s why our next stop was no other than The Cheesecake Factory. Now, in case I’ve never mentioned this on my blog, cheesecake is one of my absolute favorite desserts, and we hadn’t had a slice for like, two years. So as anyone would assume, I was greatly anticipating eating a slice.

Me and Goodmommy are on a health journey, so it was a little shocking–to say the least–to see the amount of calories in a slice of each cheesecake. Seriously though, one slice is like half of the calories for the day! And although all of the options looked absolutely delicious, we both decided to stick with the classics–a slice of Cheesecake Factory’s original cheesecake.

After we saw the fact that it was a full house inside the restaurant, we decided to eat our delicious treats in the car. But I didn’t mind, at all; we had a close up view of the entire food court section of the mall!

To all of the cheesecake fans who don’t think they’d like the plain original, I’ve got to press the fact that The Cheesecake Factory knows what they’re doing. The piece of cheesecake had the perfect amount of sweetness, and the soft texture of the cream cheese melted in your mouth with the perfect serving of sour cream to eat with every bite. What can I say? If you’re looking for a tasteful—and delicious—dessert with fewer calories, the Classic is probably the way to go, in my opinion.

While that sweet surprise was absolutely delicious, we wanted to work off some of those calories. So we ended up making our last stop at Celebration Station, which is this amusement park full of rides (go-karts, water karts, roller coasters, etc.) and an arcade.

After entering the building, we decided to buy a couple hundred coins and explore the arcade. It was actually my first time ever visiting this place, so when I looked it up and saw the booming reviews, I was really anticipating exploring. And trust me, it didn’t disappoint!

What I find so captivating about arcades are all the bright lights. As someone who’s naturally attracted to colors, I got excited by seeing the games. There were so many games to play. And I have to admit that most of them are super addicting!

One of the first games that I played was a massive claw machine that was full of large bags of 5,000 tickets. I tried it about three times, and I got a good grip on all three tries. But as always, the grabber didn’t seem like it was strong enough. Boy, I would’ve really loved those tickets; just imagine the prices I could’ve won.

After about a half hour of exploring, we decided to check out the additional games located upstairs, and Goodmommy’s eyes lit up when she spotted two huge pool tables. She’s told me several times how she used to play pool years ago, but I never had the opportunity to play pool with her. That is, until my birthday.

At first, I was struggling with getting a good grip on the pool stick, but eventually I got the swing of it, and I was able to hit the balls. Practice makes improvement!

But honestly, seeing how happy it made Goodmommy to play a game of pool with me is what really made it all worthwhile. Just look at her!

Finally, here’s a quick selfie of me to get a closer look at my outfit. Goodmommy did such an awesome job on my hair, didn’t she? She really made me feel special on my special day, and I am forever grateful to her for that.

I have to admit that this birthday was genuinely the best that I’ve ever had. Sure, I say that every time my b-day arrives, but my 2022 celebration is going to be hard to beat. I thank God for letting me and my Goodmommy having such a blast! I hope we get to make many, many more blessed birthday memories together, for many, many, many, many, many more years to come!

What are some of your favorite that you’ve done on your birthday? I would love to read your responses down below in the comments.

Have a beautiful and blessed day, y’all! God bless you all, and I will see you all next time!

Thank you, Lord, for another happy and blessed birthday! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Run With Me // a summer day at the park

Hey, y’all! It’s Q’Zion, here and welcome back to The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen! I hope you all are enjoying the beginning of the brand new school year; I know I definitely am!

Speaking of school, one of my electives that I’m taking right now is Health Opportunities Through Physical Education, also known as HOPE: in short, it’s like P.E., except it goes a bit more in depth with how we can set goals to benefit our physical, mental, social, and academic health.

This week, we have to submit this fitness assessment, where we do a variety of exercises to test our physical endurance, strength, and stamina. One of the largest parts of the assessment was the 1 mile walk/run. Me and Goodmommy decided to get the job done by visiting a local park for the first time.

I’ve got to admit that before I began taking the HOPE course, it had been a long time since I’ve actually went outside and had a good run; probably too long, in fact. But what I love about the course is it allows you to look at your overall health as is, and use the information that you gather from workouts like this to set goals for future improvement.

Our Apple Watches were a huge help in keeping track of our distance and heart rate, while we ran—and took walking breaks, in between. Seriously though; a fitness watch is truly a necessity for anyone who wants to keep track of their physical activity.

Everyone needs to get at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. And while it might take a little extra effort—there’s nothing like taking a walk in the summer breeze.

Walking in nature is such a different feeling then working out in your home. Not only is there much more space to move around, but it’s pretty hard to resist not taking a photo here and there. But can you really blame me? I’ve got to give it to Goodmommy, she found a beautiful park!

And I think one of the things that I love most about this particular location is that it has a lot of statues and other structures that can help you learn about the history of our country, such as past wars and victories. The historical aspect of the park almost makes it feel like an outdoor art museum.

This eagle statue on a podium was probably my favorite of them all. It looks so realistic; I can’t imagine how long it took to make. Plus, can we just talk about how perfect the landscaping is? Now that’s what I call ✨gorgeous ✨!

Overall, me and Goodmommy had such an awesome time together. From now on, we plan on going outside to get some fresh air a lot more often. Next time I’ll be sure to take pictures of us in action. I can already see both me and Goodmommy reaching our fitness goals pretty soon! And I can’t wait to continue to document our journey!

What’s your favorite way to exercise? Also, do you prefer to work out inside or outside? I would love to hear from you all down below in the comments!

Hav a great rest of your day or night, y’all! God bless you all, and I’ll see you next time! Laters! ✨

30 Last-Minute Things to do Before You Go Back to School

Happy Friday, y’all! Woah, has this week went by fast? I’ll answer my own question: yep. Although many of us are about to go back to school–or just beginning school–that doesn’t mean that we have to throw in the towel with having summer fun just yet.

To make this summer break even more memorable, it’s important that we take the last few days and weeks before school begins and check off a few last-minute additions to our bucket lists. As some creative inspiration for things that you can do to kick-off the beginning of a new school year–and the climax of summer–I’ve provided 30 activities to give you a head-start! Let’s go!

1. Watch a highly anticipated movie at a theatre with your family (Minions: The Rise of Gru, D.C. League of Super Pets, The Bad Guys, Lightyear, etc.)

2. Make one last stop to the beach

3. Go on a road trip to a new place.

4. Make a movie with your friends.

5. Visit a waterpark.

6. Do some back-to-school-shopping at your local mall (clothes, school supplies, etc.)

7. Go fishing.

8. Have a lemonade stand in your neighborhood.

9. Volunteer at an animal shelter.

10. Complete your summer reading with a book that you did not finish.

11. Create a wrap-up of your summer in doodles.

12. Unplug for a day and go outside.

13. Go to an ice cream shop that you’ve never visited.

14. Go to a drive-in movie with family.

15. Challenge yourself and a friend to make a tower with pencils: see who can stack theirs the highest.

16. Draw chalk-art on the sidewalk.

17. Team up with your siblings or best friends and cook a meal for your parents.

18. Bake a cake. Then, try to decorate it while blindfolded. (P.S. have some paper towels on hand! ;))

19. Attempt to break a (safe) Guinness World Record–with permission from a parent and/or guardian, of course.

20. Visit a National Park.

21. Read the Bible to get rid of back-to-school jitters.

22. Try listening to a new genre of music.

23. Go camping in your backyard.

24. Watch the sun rise and set. And don’t forget the photos!

25. Start a prank war with your family or friends.

26. Go mini-golfing on a sunny day.

27. Enjoy your last all-nighter of your summer break by throwing a sleepover.

28. Visit a science or kids’ museum.

29. Enjoy a family game night with your favorite board games.

30. Plan a scavenger hunt for your family and friends.


We tend to have a long list of things that we want to do when summer begins. And even though the time flies by, doing fun things like this is the perfect way to recharge and relax before a brand new school year! Remember, summer isn’t over yet–let’s make the most of it!

What are some things that you plan to do before back-to-school? Also, what are your thoughts on your next year of school? Feel free to share your response down below in the comments.

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everyone! God bless you all, and I’ll catch you later! Peace in! ♡

12 Random Facts About Me ♡

What’s up, everyone! My name is Q’Zion, and welcome back to my blog! I pray that you all are doing amazing. This last week of my summer break, I’ve honestly been in the mood to write about random, fun things. So after searching the web for a colorful arrangement of blog post ideas, I figured that a post to help you guys get to know me better would be a great choice.

I came up with 12 random facts about me, and I hope you all enjoy them! Let’s get started! ♡

12 Random Facts About Me

1. I’m not a candy lover in any shape or form . . . but my love for chocolate is never-ending.

2. I’m super good at poetry, but not the best at songwriting. I find it pretty difficult to write a song from scratch, just because I try to imagine the melody that would pair with the lyrics mid-stream. But poetry has always been a walk in the park, for me. So if I ever do want to compose music, I try to treat it as a poem and go from there.

3. Cooking competitions, house hunting shows, animal documentaries, and reality judge series are my main sources of entertainment. It’s not necessarily that I don’t watch cartoons, movies and shows at all, but many of the shows that I DID watch took a long break or ended. I think at that point I was like; yeah . . . let’s watch something new.

4. When I was little, this family friend gave me this stuffed bear with a bow headband and a white dress with my first name, “Q’Zion” embroidered on the front. I call her “Q’Zion-Bear” because of her signature dress, and she remains my favorite of my many stuffed animals to this day.

5. I love reading just as much as I love writing. In fact, I think that the books that I read have a huge impact on what I write.

6. I’ve never learned how to ride a bike. Though I really want to work on that, soon.

7. Crying is an extremely rare sight in my book. Not just because I’m a happy person, in general, but I’m also not very emotional. In fact, it kind of runs in my family.

8. When I was little, I was always one of the tallest kids in my class. But apparently, my growth stunted a bit when I became homeschooled, because now I’m on the shorter side at 5’1.

9. In my house, I’m the literal grammar police. Seriously though: when you’re with me, slang does NOT slide.

10. When watching animal and veterinarian series, I’m usually fascinated by the surgeries. The way I see it, learning about how animal procedures work is pretty good knowledge to have. But Goodmommy . . . yeah, not so much. Still, shows that are about animals are some of our favorites to watch together: especially Critter Fixers and The Zoo.

11. In the future, I’d like to learn how to speak French, Korean, and Japanese. In fact, I recently have enjoyed learning about different cultures and languages.

12. As a little girl, I was obsessed with the color pink. But now I’m more of a purple girl.


Yep, this was definitely the fun post that I was itching to write! It makes me happy to post simple things about me with you all–I guess because they’re just me writing about some of the authentic, funny, and happiest parts of my life. Hopefully I was able to make you smile with what I had to share.

What are some random things about you? Also, do we have anything in common, on this list? Feel free to share your responses in the comments! ♡

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! God bless you all, and as always, peace in! ♡

My Thoughts on the 7-Eleven Slurpee!

Hello, everybody! I pray that you all are having a beautiful Sunday with your loved ones. Although I did a reblog yesterday, I didn’t fail to mention that it was really busy for me and Goodmommy. And while it was a lot of work, we still managed to make the most of another gorgeous summer day. ♡

On the 11th, I mentioned that it was Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven, and how despite the fact that we had planned to get one for me on our last stop for the day, we ended up bailing at the last minute because we found out you needed to be a 7Rewards member to get the special deal. But it turned out that on our way to the special event, we passed by a 7-Eleven gas station. And guess what? Goodmommy stopped by and bought me a large slurpee! And I think we can all agree that this more than made up for not being able to get one 20 days ago.

I remember that we used to get slurpees quite often back when I attended in-person schooling. But ever since, it seems that we went less and less until we just stopped one day. Still, it was such a sweet surprise on Goodmommy’s part to get one for me before we arrived at our destination.

7-Eleven offers a lot of fruit and soda-flavored slurpees, many of which I remember seeing years ago. I ended up choosing this option that was based on the orange Fanta soda, which I absolutely love. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever got this flavor in a slurpee, before, so I was happy to try it for the first time.

It ended up tasting a lot like the original soda–just in a frozen form. Even though it melted pretty quickly due to the blazing 90 degree weather, yesterday, it was a really bright, cool and refreshing drink in the heat–especially after not having one for so long. Almost like a little walk down summer memory lane.

Have a happy, healthy, and blessed rest of your day or night, y’all! God bless you all, and as always, peace in! ♡

Dollar Tree Haul! ♡

Hey, everybody! My name is Q’Zion and welcome to my blog! Although my summer break is almost over, I’ve been doing everything I can to enjoy every single minute to the fullest, and I hope all of you are, as well. ♡

Nobody can deny the fact that everyone loves a good deal. And one of my favorite stores to visit when I want some cute new trinkets without breaking the bank is Dollar Tree–an American and Canadian chain of stores where everything costs less than $1.50. Goodmommy and I found some really great products when we visited Dollar Tree, yesterday. Today, I wanted to share some of the things that we bought in this small haul. Let’s get started!

One of my favorite items from this purchase was these bin-like storage containers. I’d been wanting a container to store all of my Rainbow Loom creations, and these were the best option that I saw while we were walking around. Once I got home, I was pleasantly surprised to see how sturdy they were. The 50-something happy foods that I’ve made only took up about half the space in one bin, and can we just talk about the gorgeous color! I thank God that I was able to find these.

About 6 months ago, Goodmommy bought this super cute pink stylus/pen, and she ended up giving it to me–thanks, Goodmommy–but unfortunately, I accidentally broke the stylus tip shortly after. But I ended up finding this multi-color cheetah print stylus, and it also has a pen on the other end. I can finally resume making art in my Sketchbook app, so that’s a bonus!

Close by, I discovered this peach and lime cable protectors, and I knew I needed them. Not even so much because of their purpose, but because I thought they were adorable. But hey, they only cost $1.25 cents.

Next up are these colorful hair bonnets, which me and Goodmommy like to use at night to protect our hair from becoming frizzy or tangled. Not only are these super big–which is needed because we both have a lot of hair–but they were also super soft to the touch and the pattern was popping! I’m glad that we bought two so we can both wear one of our own.

Finally are these 600 piece packs of black rubber bands. Goodmommy brought a pack home one day so I could see if they would work for my looming projects, and they ended up being really good quality! Considering that I use black bands in almost all of my Rainbow Loom creations–and I can hardly find full packs of black at Michaels–I definitely plan to use these more often.


I hope you all enjoyed seeing some of the recent deals that I got from Dollar Tree. We had a lot of fun with each of these items, and one of the reasons why we love this dollar store is because of their large variety in items. Hopefully, we will be visiting again in the future.

LET’S CHAT~Do you enjoy going to dollar stores? If so, which one is your favorite? Feel free to share your responses in the comments.

Have a blessed rest of your day, everyone! See you later! ♡

I got my booster shot! | teenage experience

What’s up, y’all! My name is Q’Zion and welcome back to my blog! ♡

Chances are, if you’re familiar with this blog, you know that I’m a homebody–that means that going out of the house is very rare for me. Even so, me and Goodmommy always make sure to wear our masks when we go outside of the house and both of us got vaccinated as soon as they were available for our age groups.

It’s been a year since I’ve gotten vaccinated, and me and Goodmommy have remained COVID free, thank God! However, since we are planning on going to a special event in a few days, I figured that it would be practical to get an extra layer of protection–on top of our masks–and get my booster shot. In my home, we take safety as a top priority, so as soon as I shared this with Goodmommy, she was quick to schedule an appointment for the next day.

In case you are someone who is hesitant about getting vaccinated for COVID, or you are simply curious to learn about a teenager’s experience, today I wanted to discuss some of my takeaways from getting the booster shot. Let’s get started!

This was just a selfie that I took in the car before entering CVS. It was such a gorgeous day outside, so I had to take advantage.

Goodmommy got her booster shot a couple months after they were released. And while she had a few symptoms after her COVID shot (Johnson and Johnson), she also shared that she experienced no symptoms from the booster shot. And considering that I hadn’t experienced any symptoms–aside from a little soreness–after receiving both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, I was quite confident that today’s experience (with the Pfizer booster shot) would be quite similar.

Overall, the entire process was quick and easy. While the pharmacist was actually injecting the vaccine, I only felt a little pinch for about 2-3 seconds. Immediately after, I felt some soreness in my arm, but that was about it. After about 30-45 minutes of receiving the shot, even the soreness began to clear up, a little.

So, just in case any of you are wondering, you could say that as time went on, I had little to no symptoms from the booster shot, and I didn’t take any type of pain killer medication. I was even able to complete a larger Rainbow Loom project, which I made completely on my hook–this means I was actively using my hands for about 4 hours, with little to no discomfort.

While the fact that I am young and don’t have any underlying health issues may have some relation to why I didn’t have any symptoms, Goodmommy didn’t either. It really depends on the individual as well as the type of booster shot they receive. Either way, I’m thankful to God that it was completely pain free, for the both of us, and I hope you enjoyed hearing about my experience!

Have a fantabulous rest of your day or night, everybody! God bless you all, and until next time, peace in!

30 Day Salad Challenge: Update #1

Three weeks ago, me and Goodmommy decided that we wanted to begin eating more greens. So, we began our 1 month salad challenge on the sixth. And while I didn’t expect it, I’ve ended up absolutely loving this simple change in our eating habits. While most people don’t realize it, salad is such a versatile food–it can be super delicious if you just incorporate the right ingredients to make the flavors pop the way you need it.

When I announced the beginning of our salad challenge–and you can view that post HERE–I said that I was going to do a few updates along our journey to share some of the tweaks that we’ve made to experiment with our salad. And as always, I came through!

For the most part, our salads have stayed exactly the same since when we first started. The only change was this new Cesar salad dressing that we replaced with the French dressing. At first I was dreading the thought of trying something new, just because when I get used to something, I like to stick with it.

But it turned out, me and Goodmommy liked the Cesar salad even better than the sald with the French dressing, which was a huge shock for both of us! I think that was just another example of why it’s good to try new things, sometimes: they might be better than you ever imagined.


As I’m quite sure you can tell, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed taking on this challenge. In fact, me and Goodmommy agreed that we want to continue eating a salad every day from now on. I truly thank God for showing us how we can have fun with eating healthy. Keeping a healthy diet really has a positive effect on your mindset, as well. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us, in the future.

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everyone! See you next time! ♡

A message for my gorgeous grandma . . . ♡

Whether we call them grandma, glamma, nana, mimi, abuela, or any other special name for your parent’s moms, there’s one thing that we can all agree on: life just isn’t the same without our grandmas. And while most grandmothers are strong, selfless, resilient, and wise, they still maintain their unshakable beauty in more ways than one.

In honor of National Gorgeous Grandma Day, I decided to do a little tribute to my beloved grandmother, or as I call her, my Goodmommy.

Above any other family or friends that I’ve ever had–including now–Goodmommy always has been and will be my best friend on this Earth. What I love the most about her is that she’s Godly, and makes our faith a huge priority . . . but she knows how to make me smile, even in the hardest of times. Not to mention that she’s so wise. If it weren’t for Goodmommy and all the things that she’s taught me, I wouldn’t be the person who I am today.

Believe me, I’m sure there are many cool grandmothers out there. But in my opinion, none of them compare to Goodmommy. Whether we’re having a dance party, cooking in the kitchen, or just chatting on the couch, there is never a dull moment when she’s by my side. She truly is the best grandma ever.

Nobody can deny that grandmothers are a blessing from God. Without their everlasting love, experienced wisdom, and listening ears, there is no doubt that many of us wouldn’t be the same. Gorgeous Grandma Day is not just about our grandma’s external beauty, but also the commitment that our grandmothers have shown to us throughout the years: that within itself is beautiful.

So, thank you Goodmommy–and all the other gorgeous grandmas out there–just for being you.

LET’S CHAT~What name do you call your grandmother? Feel free to share your response down below in the comments.

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! Peace in! ♡