Kneeling by the hospital bed with feet too weak to stand up, grandmas too weak, and her heart’s about to give up. Dear Lord let it not. So she exhales, gives her last breath, and grandma is gone home.
Circumstances are now forcing me to grow up without her, the sweet food and awesome stories she used to tell us are now all gone. No one else will tell me stories as she did. I can’t do life without her, so Lord I need help. My hands and my mind are wandering across everywhere and I completely don’t know what to do.
You were my mentor and could give all the life teachings. You could tell me how to be the man I needed to be and how to treat my woman with respect and raise a stable and God-fearing family.
My mind is so stuffed up with too many questions with no answers. If God you are the cure, why not cure her illness? If God you are the healer, why not give her life? It’s just been 22years since dad left now you follow him. Please say hallo to him and tell him that his son is working so hard to make him proud.
But even though I’ve got this pain inside, I still got a reason to smile. Because even though dad died and you’ve followed him, I know you will all one day arise. I remember one day you sat down with me to tell me how strong and responsible you wanted me just like my daddy.
You were brave enough to tell me all these and these were your words.
“Even though dad died, I know you will all one day arise
Put a smile on your face,
Wipe the tears from your eyes because everything is gonna be just fine.
Don’t cry, don’t cry because everything’s gonna be alright,
Put a smile on your face and wipe the tears from your eyes,
Everything’s gonna be just fine”
You played a big part in my childhood and I can remember on various occasions sitting in your kitchen and tasting the dishes, which you made ready with special love. She taught me a lot about love and the meaning of family.
Still, we can’t believe my lovely Grandma has been taken away from us. We will miss our Grandmother, but her spirit and strength, lives on in each of us and in the lives that she touched. She lives on in me and in all those who have been touched by the love, strength, conviction, wisdom, and beauty of her soul.
Love you grandma – You truly were a special, special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for me. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my ‘grandmother’.
Rest in Peace Grandmother…we will never forget you and
we will always love you forever…