I have long for this day, I have long for a time and an hour like this, to master up the needed courage to let the whole world come to know and hear about you.
Its has been years now since you left us. I remember when we had to walk miles to visit you at the hospital. Upon arrival we met you on D- ward, the ward the doctors referred to as a ward of no returns! You were laying on your back helplessly, you could not touch me neither could you talk. I saw and felt the pain all over my body. Ooh how so soon you have to leave us I sigh. Only yesterday you were around us, you were our grandmother, our mother, our friend and our hope, then today you are helpless on a sick bed. Thoughts that I don't have answers runs into my head, I try to grasps for breadth, to not give up on you, to not lose hope. However, the more I tried the less my hope demises. The day after we visited you, was the day you left us. You finally took a rest from this our wicked world. You said goodbye! Even as I wept I refused to cry, to mourn, and wail on your passing away because you are and were at rest How could I wept over you. You never like that methodology at the funerals. You always stay strong and give comfort, I did just exactly as you always do. You see you left a mentee, you were a great mentor to look up too.
Grandma, I proudly tell you today that your training was without defect. You have groom us nicely to God fearing creatures as you wanted! God must have been so proud of you for your nice earthly course. Your patience, compassion and above all love for neighbour was so outstanding. Every child becomes your child, his needs your needs, his pain your pain.
I sigh that today things have changed, that the empathy you once had has faded away so quickly. Only eight years down memory lane intense empathy has faded, no such intense love for neighbors. All are too selfish to be thinking about another's person's welfare, its saddened my heart to tell you this.
You are the most hard working woman I have lived with, you never tolerant laziness. You make sure you worked hard to put food on the table for your kids. You had eight kids, two died and remaining six. All six are now mothers and fathers, thanks to your hard labour for mothering our mothers. In face of adversities, you always comes out victorious. Today, as I reflected on your victories I realized you always win due to your clean heart. You got a pure heart, a heart that never had a blood stays. I wonder how you did it? In the mist of all these conspiracies, spy's, betrayals, slanderous world.
One thing that you always tell us when we were kids is that " we should love intensely, since love covers a multitude of sins". Today, I realized and understands your phrased. Thank you so much for putting this in my heart. You will continue to lives in our hearts forever and continue to enjoy your vacation.
I know you surely will, you have conquered and you will conquer again.
I have faith and hope towards God that his promise for the resurrection will come true. And during that resurrection we shall be reunited again as the happy family that we once were! John 5:28-29
This is a tribute for my late grandmother Mrs, Who passes away the year 2011. Even as she still lives in Me!
12/05/19 is Mother's day and I wish all sisters, aunts, mothers, wives and grandmother's a happy mother's day in advance. May you all continue to leave a mark in the life of all those you mother.