The main difference between a descriptive essay and a narrative essay is to make sure you show
, not tell
. The use of various adjectives and adverbs along with more detailed descriptions of the events you are writing about will make all of the difference. One famous example of this is:
"I was tired after dinner." (Narrative)
"As I leaned back from the table and rested my head on the top of the chair, my eyelids began to feel heavy, and the rim of the empty plate in front of me blurred with the lace tablecloth." (Descriptive)
In your piece, you could add more description as to how she taught you to be strong and wise. What was it about her that was so special? Her mannerisms, her tone, her caring nature? What made her "remarkable?"
Best of luck!