I served in the military, so I was pulled from my family as a young adult and sent abroad to serve my country. I had the most amazing grandmother. She was house-bound in her later years due to macular degeneration, and listening to the radio was one of her greatest pleasures. I didn’t have many people I looked up to in my life, but she was at the top of my list.
After I left the military, my career path kept me away from home, but I found you on the radio one day on my long commute to work. I heard in you the strength and wisdom of my grandmother, and I was excited to call her and have her find you on the radio. I told her that you reminded me of her with your brilliant anecdotes and tough love, and she became a listener to you as well.
My grandmother has been gone now for several years, but I still listen to you intently and smile daily. When I giggle at your jokes or talk to the SiriusXM radio in my car after one of your responses, I know my grandmother is smiling too.
Thank you, Dr. Laura, for your strength, your caring, and for bringing back the memories of my grandmother and me talking fondly about you and enjoying your program together.
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