I have heard several relatives left for good from this world but the feeling of loss is not there. I feel sorry, of course, for those left behind. But today’s bad news was quite overwhelming for me and it struck me hard. Today is the first time I cried for such loss in years.
She’s the only aunt (my mother’s sister) I am close with.
She’s not only my aunt but my friend.
She’s not only a friend but more like a mother to me, a staunch defender of family.
For about thirteen years, I have not survived a metropolitan life well if not for her guidance.
She may not have seen my worst, but I’ve seen hers. I was there.
Now, I would miss her. I would really miss her for she finally rested in eternal peace. Auntie, I have never told you this (but I know you felt it): I love you. Now you can rest with God.