A Year On

In Loving Memory: A Tribute to My Beloved Mother - A Year On

It's been a year since you left this earthly realm, Ma, and the pain of your absence is as fresh as if it were yesterday. I miss you with an ache that lingers in my heart, yearning for just one more precious moment with you. Oh, how I wish you were here, to enjoy moments of this  world through your eyes, to feel your warm embrace, and to hear your comforting words once again.

Since the day I was born, you were my guiding light, my rock, and my unwavering source of love and support. You nurtured me with tenderness and care, shaping me into the person I am today. You stood by my side through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and you celebrated many moments with boundless joy. Even as I embraced motherhood myself, you were there, sharing your wisdom and holding my hand through the challenges.

I like to believe that you are watching over us from your heavenly place, that you are witnessing the lives we continue to lead. Though unseen, your presence is felt in every decision I make, every moment I wake, and every hurdle I overcome. Your love continues to guide me, offering solace and strength in the face of life’s challenges.

Kyle and Sami, your dear grandchildren, miss you dearly. They long for the daily calls, the laughter, and the jokes that brought us all so much joy. Your absence has left a void in their lives, just as it has in mine. But I will make sure they know about the remarkable woman you were, the love you poured into our lives, and the lessons you taught us by example.

Reflecting on this past year, I am reminded of how much my life has changed without you. The void you left cannot be filled, but I find solace in cherishing the memories we shared and the profound impact you had on our lives. Your love continues to resonate within us, giving us the strength to carry on, even when the world feels unbearably heavy.

So, as I pause to remember you today, Aku I am filled with gratitude for the immeasurable love and support you effortlessly bestowed upon us. Your spirit remains alive within our hearts. You are and always will be a cherished part of our lives.

Your memory lives on in every corner of my life. In the little things that remind me of you— your photos that play on the fridge while I cook, your number and photo as a favorite in my contact list, a glimpse of your handwriting, or  when your favorite song is playing in the car. In the quiet moments of reflection, I can almost feel your presence, guiding me through life's twists and turns.

Until we meet again, my beloved mother, I will hold onto the memories we made together and honor your legacy by living a life filled with love, kindness, and compassion. Rest peacefully, knowing that your love will forever be etched upon our souls.

Forever missing you, with all my love,

Tamara (Mawusi)