I just want to dedicate this post to a special someone in my life who has gone home to be with the Lord. She wasn’t particularly a close family member or a friend, however she was a really special child. She was the first child my cousin had after 2 previous miscarriages and admired by all even from the time she was born. Just last weekend, after suffering from cancer for 2 years, she breathed her last and bid the world farewell.
Although I didn’t see her often except during family reunions, I was always looking forward to see her and her cousins as well. I remember playing hide and seek with them, enjoying their giggles and cheekiness. I also remember scolding them once for fighting over crayons… or feeling sad at being called ‘fat’. Despite those times, they were so adorable, I could not bear not to forgive them, especially her.
Some days I thought of her and felt ashamed to be her “aunt”. I was not a perfect example of what a lady should be and in the end, she was the one who displayed maturity which surpassed her age and faced her trials with the grace and class she had. It was really amazing.
Truth be told, I really miss her and will probably miss her in the coming years. I might cry about it occasionally, but the tears will never be of bitter regret that I never got to be the close friend or relative she could trust or just talk to easily. However, tears of joy for I am really happy that she is no longer in pain and is in the presence of God, no longer tainted by the world. She has reminded me to be gracious, kind and trusting in the Lord. Finally, though she is away, we will all see each other again in the millennium.
I’ll see you soon Grace (: