It is true that my dearly beloved mother has gone to be with her creator at the ripe age of 96. Yet, I find it difficult to refer to her in the past. Every passing day, her moments and memories are still freshly etched on the table of my heart.
She was a treasure that was worth more than her weight in gold. But for weeks and months, I watched helplessly as her health failed until death snatched her away on that fateful 7th of August, 2019, it was so painful that aside of the care and love that a child should give his mother; I was helpless in stopping her from going the way of all mortals.
I sobbed and prayed. But, the prayers and sobs would not do. She is gone.
Alhaja, my beloved mother, taught me not only to have faith in God but also to be courageous and industrious. She gave me her shoulders to lean on whenever I was weak. Even in her old age, she continued to show me unconditional love.
The void that her passage unto eternal glory has created will be difficult to fill.
She will be missed by all that know her…