Last monday, my auntie passed away because of infection in her lungs. I can’t believe it happened- thinking that we’ve been together just a couple of weeks ago. I was really heartbroken- she was the one who took care of me when I was a baby and I didn’t get a chance to thank her for all of that. And in just a snap, she was gone.

It was also my first time to attend a burial- and at first it was really scary and morbid but then it became peaceful at the end. Her death brought some realizations to me, that I should tell and express my love for my loved ones everyday because no one can tell if they would be still alive tomorrow. And another thing – I also realized that time is running fast, and life is too short to dwell on nonsense things. And nothing last forever.

On a lighter note, I was hopeful. I know that auntie is now in a good place and I know that God will take care of her from now on. Maybe she and mommy Glo now are saying ‘hi’ to each other. I also come to think that her death is not something to be sad about, but rather a reminder for me- that I should be thankful that I’m alive up until today, and every minute is a second chance. We might think that nothing is changing in our lives- that we are not progressing, but as you look back, you realized that many things have happened, and you are not the same person as you used to be. We often forget how lucky we are because we tend to look more in the imperfections of our lives, we always complain first before even realizing that we have more than enough.

Rest in peace, auntie and thank you for everything. I hope to see you in heaven and with all the angels. May God bless us all.

We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or to throw it all away
Gotta tell ’em that we love ’em while we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like we’re dying

Live Like We’re Dying- Kris Allen.


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