For today, this won’t be a lengthy post. I attended my aunt’s funeral yesterday; she died a week ago and was only 3 years older than me. I was one of the pallbearers, the first time I’ve done that or really touched a coffin.
What struck me about it was that she was so young, 25, she had barely lived her life. This got me thinking of all the things that I postpone thinking that I’ll have time later, but that’s not necessarily true. I could fall sick and be dead in a couple of weeks like her. I need to make better use of my time spend it with loved ones and not postpone such things until later.
There’s a quote I’ll share with you from my Baby. She made it when I told her how special I find her birthdays and she said, “I make them so. I wanna live each year with a memory because there is no forever happy, it’s just good times!”
I didn’t know my aunt that well but I remember her bright smile, and though she’s gone forever she’ll always be in my heart for reminding me of the value of the limited time we have on earth. Rest peacefully Grace. Peace!!!

Written by Sidney Ochieng

Child at heart and mind. Feminist. Story teller. Fledgling data scientist. Your future boss

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