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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.
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)

Momma Thursday!!!

It’s Thursday and its time to write about my mom again. However, today for a chnage, i want to thank my mum for getting married to that particular man that i call my father. Were it not for the love she felt and the choice she made, i would never have met, the beautiful woman i called my grandma for the 24 years i have lived. Therefore, i want to write about my grandma today as a tribute for a life well-lived.

My first memory of my grandma comes to mind when i was about three years old. I used to be one of those kids that hated dirt so much, so after being washed, my mom would take me to my grandma’s house so that i could just sit and wait for her. I would be delighted by how she spent so much time talking to me and trying to make me understand things that i could not at that time.
I remember my grandma for her cooking, surely, i want to be like her in this sector. She could really cook and everyone wanted to have a taste of her food. If one person refused to take her food, she would get angry and make sure to tell our parents when they came back home in the evening.
I remember my grandma for wiping my tears away when someone hurt me. At most times when my parents annoyed me, i would start crying and run to my grandma, she would always be there waiting to comfort me and tell me that everything would be alright. I remember how she would quarrel with my dad for making me angry. I remember her holding me and just talking smoothly to me.
I remember my grandma for the way she used to take care of my small brother. The bond between them was something that i want to behold in my relationships. I remember my grandma, as sweet and caring and loving.
I cry for you sweet grandma, but i mostly remember and celebrate you for the great woman you always were until two weeks ago. I loved you and will always hold you close to my heart.
Lets toast to a great woman, whom i will always admire and seek to emulate all my life!!

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So long Grandma…

I know those who read my blog have been wondering what happened to me because i have not written in over a week. Well, am back.
The reason for not writing was that my sweetest grandma passed away on 21st July, 2011. It has been a difficult week for me and my family. She was 95 years old but it was still so difficult to let her go. 
For me, i never thought that she would be gone any time soon. I cherished her and wished to see her on my wedding day.
But now, she is gone. I have come to accept this reality and am trying to let her go since it was her time to rest. So sweet grandma Virginia, Rest In Peace and may your laughter and great advice guide us as we let you go and start a new page of life without seeing you physically. But you will always be in our hearts, now and forever more.
Till we meet again, So long Grandma.