7.17.2015

Pouring a Sip for My Aunt Patricia

This past week I lost my maternal Aunt Patricia, and I'm still in that "daze" where it all seems unreal, like it's all happening in a different space-time continuum.

I first met my Auntie back in Cameroon when I was small.  I remember her quite well; she was one of my mother's younger sisters.  She was sweet, with an ethereal grace, and a fragile damsel's beauty, for like me, Patricia was the sickling in her immediate family.  However, while I grew up, I grew out many of my childhood ailments and now I have the immune system of an ox.

For my Auntie, however, illness would always be an issue; I noticed my mother in particular could not discuss Aunt Patricia without mentioning her health at least one.  But she remained an exquisite beauty and a self-sufficient entrepreneur who consistently pushed forward through life, with all her strength.

And while I remember my Auntie's health problems quite clearly, her strength and independence are all I can think about now.

So I pour sip for my Auntie Patricia, and will attempt to follow in her footsteps, for when I think about her fully,  I realize she left one hell of a legacy.

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  1. So I pour sip for my Auntie Patricia, and will attempt to follow in her footsteps, for when I think about her fully, I realize she left one hell of a legacy.

    It’s never easy to lose one so close, but be comforted: For though they take leave of the body, they are still with us in spirit. May God comfort you in your time of loss.

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  2. I send my prayers to you and your family.

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    1. I thank you. The Moms is really devastated.

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  3. I had a hard time getting through this for some reason,but I extend my deepest condolences to your family concerning you aunt Patricia. I'm sorry to hearing about her passing.

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