Saturday, 21 July 2012

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)


  1. this post is wonderful. grandmothers are interesting figures to stand by, because between you are years and years of experience, wisdom, struggles, thoughts, and outlooks...just fascinating. your post is beautiful and your grandmother sounded like truly an awesome woman. i enjoy talking to my grandmom about how her life used to be and it just really interests me. i will miss her when she is gone, too.

  2. Hello Millie! Dropping by after reading about your blog on Irene's blog. What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother! My nana passed away 22 years ago and I still miss her every day. Grandmothers are such a wonderful source of wisdom and encouragement, that it's no wonder they are missed so much!


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