Challenge Strikes: Part 1

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

Life After Death



Some of the hardest things in life that I have dealt with may come as a surprise. There are three things that have rocked my world in ways I never expected. These things taught me that there is life after death, I fight hard for love and pride in workmanship is hard to find.


LIFE AFTER DEATH

My world was rocked with the passing of my grandmother six months after the birth of my son, at a time in my life when I was figuring out the challenges of balancing motherhood and a career. I remember the day like it was yesterday. My grandmother had recently moved to a senior apartment complex closer to where my mother and father lived and when I could not get a hold of her one night it became apparent that something was wrong. I called my mom and asked if they would go check on her. Fortunately for me my last memory was not of my grandmother lying on the floor of the bathroom after falling and hitting her head.


The days ahead left me feeling like my heart and soul had been cut in half. My rock in my life was no more. All I could do was tell myself how fortunate I was to have had 30 years to enjoy our time together. The only other person who spent this much time with her was her husband. If you want to know my grandmother, all you must do is get to know me as we are a mirror image of one another. All my talents come from her, every one of them. I gave her eulogy at her funeral, not because no one else would, but because I wanted her to know the impact she made on my life. I am crying writing this just thinking about how proud she would be of me. I used to go to her grave site frequently until one visit it was as if she told me that the visits would not bring her back and that I had to live my life to the fullest. I have not been back since as I find greater comfort talking to her from afar. It makes the conversation more meaningful and made me realize she has not been taken from me; she is a part of me.


“I used to go to her grave site frequently until one visit it was as if she told me that the visits would not bring her back and that I had to live my life to the fullest.

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