That morning, she woke up early in anticipation of the day ahead. She must have been excited, as we found out later, she was preparing lunch to be packed for the day. But little did we know, God had other plans for her... the Angels took her that early morn. She had been attacked by an acute asthma.
In the kitchen, we later found boiled yam, rice, vegetable, fish...all packed nicely. Sometimes, one can't help but question God. But I take comfort God didn't let her suffer, took her away from the pains of the world. The Angels came like a thief. We know that one day that day of coming home to the Lord will come, but that only God knows when.
This reminds me of my cousin saying on his 60++ birthday when we wished him happy birthday through watsapp and his response was, "If age were to be measured in the length of a string, what's left over for me is very short indeed. But I heard that life in Heaven is a lot better.. so actually I look forward to that. If I be there earlier, I would throw roses on your paths to remind you all, that there is indeed a better place.. should that be so, I would indeed be a senior citizen there receiving you guys." Hehehe... haishhh..morbid.
And my other cousin responded "Life is a journey of adventures - some exciting and some not so, when the auld lang syne is sang at last, you would have lived, loved and laughed well. In the end it's the agape love that matters..For now, let's all live well, love deep and laugh often. Rejoice in the light of dawn, and pray for surcease from pain and sorrow at dusk..." Wow, that's deep and I was like "Ohh..oh.. blessed are ye of good faith."
But back to my mama.. After she passed on, we could not even mention the land without tearing up. Henceforth, we never did go to the land and we carried on with our respective life just holding on to her memory. On the back of my mind, our mama was constantly whispering, hey you all.. go and do something about the land. All that she had planted or cleared must have turned into a ghostly thick jungle.
my nine-year old nephew trying to plant some seeds...