Category: graduation

One Year Later: Tribute to Grandma

Today is a beautiful day. The sun is out for once in this week and the day looks like its gonna be really good. Am alive and thats also something to be grateful for today. 
However, there is something tugging at my heart today. You see, one year ago today (21st July), my grandma- my dad’s mum passed on. I wrote about it here. It was a sad, sad day. I cried my heart and my eyes out and 7 days later we laid her to rest.
My grandma passed on at home, infact outside her house, with some of my aunties and cousins with her. I believe that she wanted to be close to people she loved when she died. 
It has taken a lot of time for me to accept that she is gone but today, am not here to cry, but to celebrate the life of an awesome woman. Her passing on has taught me so much. 
I now know that life is something so precious. I have learnt that there is not time to hold onto grudges. If you love someone, just tell them. If you care about a certain cause, follow your heart. There is no time to waste doing things that dont make you happy. 
I have learnt that the connections, friendships and relationships that we create with other people are the most important thing in our lives. Without such connections, we are dead inside. We must do things that make us feel alive. Things that excite us and keep us happy.
Grandma:
I know you are watching over us everyday and taking care of each one of us. However, this does not ease the fact that we miss you dearly. We will never forget who you were to us. The things you taught us (and especially me) are embedded close to my heart. And above all granny, we love you so much, always have and always will. 
Many many hugs and kisses to you!! 
Today, We remember you!!
 

                                        Grandma and me on my graduation (Dec 10, 2010)

One thing that am really proud of

As we grow up, we have certain dreams that we wish to accomplish in our lives. Some of these dreams come true as we go by but some fall away and we even forget about them. For me, one of those dreams was to graduate from college and not only graduate but with a first class honors.

This is why the 12th Dec, 2010 was one of the best days of my life. Those who say that dreams do not come true are liars because for sure, dreams do come true. I did graduate and i did it with a first class honors. Seeing the pride that my parents, my siblings, extended family, b/f and all other friends had for me made me so happy.

Wearing that gown and enjoying all the attention i got, was so great. Everyone should at one point in their lives experience that. And this is why my graduation day, is one day that i will always be proud of.
Kisses n love ya.