Saturday, September 7, 2013

Reflecting Back

It has been four years since my father passed away though it seems like ages since he left us.I always believed that he trusted me too much to have left such a huge responsibility on me. He passed away seven months after I started working. He has been really sick for a long time and he held on to us because if he was gone, there was none to look after us. Though my father had a son like brother in-law, he never visited us after his graduation and I am sure my father never believed that he would be taking care of us. Though I always thought he should have been there for us, always, I now think my father was actually right. We have no right to have such an expectation from whosoever. That is yet another story and no matter how long the time passes away, I will never forget this sad story of my late father.

My father spoke very few words and through his silence I always got the message that I have to take care of my five siblings. And I am proud to say that I have tried my level best to be the best sister, though I might have failed in many instances. I have tried to be an adviser, a role model and  a friend. It was difficult for me but I must say I am lucky to have my brothers and sisters who knew my responsibilities and always respected for who I am. And I always believed that I must have done something good in my past life to have found my life partner. He is my best friend and if it was not for him, I would be still struggling alone.


  1. I have admired you for your strength in being able to shoulder such huge responsibility. Be strong always and believe in yourself.

  2. I admire your strength in shouldering a huge responsibility. It's even sweeter to know that you met a very good and understanding life partner. Keep going. :)

    Ma'am, I didn't get what you were trying to say here: Your father had a son like brother in-law...Please clarify if you don't mind. Keep blogging.

    1. Thanks Langa. Long story short, my late father had a brother in law whom he took care like his own son. But the son he was not, chose to tread another path.