It’s exactly a year since you’ve been gone. I still wonder sometimes, how it happened. How unprepared and lost I was when you departed this world. I’m all grown now though. Even if I had to grow 3 times faster than I originally am. I am taking care of myself like I promised that I would the last time we spoke. (5th June, 2015)
I hope you’re proud of the young woman that I am becoming and the small, yet amazing steps that I am taking. I only wish you were here to say, “O kááre, oko mi”.
If I start to cry, it would only mean I’ve learnt nothing this past year. But indeed, I have immersed enough knowledge far higher than the decades in my years. Thanks for the strength you left me. I know that you’ve died at a great time that was your time. I know that your soul has moved on to greater beyonds. Because, for the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
I miss you, maami.
I’d always love and keep you in my heart. Until we meet to part no more.
Give grandpa a hug for me.
Sùn-ùn re o, Iya mi.
Omo fìlà ò dùn bí ká mò dé, ká mò dé ò dàbí kó yeni.
Your loving granddaughter,