Goosebumps.

While searching through old photos at my grandma’s today I found this photo of my late aunt. It’s the first time I’ve seen it. I think it was taken while she was performing onstage. I love it so much. There’s some kind of power in it that I can’t really explain. So happy I found…

Birthday in Heaven.

After all these years it’s still hard to write about this but I know my heart and soul is affected by this deep grief right around this time each year for a reason. It’s my late aunt’s birthday month, the first person who provided a safe place for me to dream big and my first…

The Prayer.

Moments before I close my eyes I think of you,And the beautiful memories we share. I know you’ve felt like a caged bird for so long,And now that you’re flying away,I often fear that you’ll stray too far,And forget who you truly are. When tears are about to flow from my eyes,I recite a prayer…

The Song.

When I was barely three years old, there was this special song we used to sing together. I could barely pronounce the words, but it didn’t matter because you helped me sing it. As I grew older, you reminded me of it numerous times and we laughed at the memory. And now there are times…

It’s time.

It seems that wherever I go and whatever I do life keeps showing me that it’s time for us to soar in separate directions. It’s time to move forward and to let go. It’s time for a change and to think of new steps ahead. Even though we may travel in opposite directions our cherishable…

Just Keep Moving

The road ahead may get troubled, but she was okay with it. She was aware that the waves may somehow drown her, but she was still okay with it. Memories may tug at her heart and overwhelm her with sadness. The shores may be empty and she may walk them without her loved ones. It…

Crossroads.

There are so many things in this world you can’t comprehend. You go through so many failed detours in life and it makes you feel damaged multiple times. The damaged layers are so hollow that you begin to wonder if there is a limit to the amount of ache, your heart could endure. You would…

 I didn’t forget

Sixteen years ago, my late aunt booked concert tickets for our favorite singer. She let me guess for weeks what the surprise was, and the magic surrounding this event was beautiful. She was excited to be there with me and excited that she had booked the tickets so close to her birthday. Before she passed…

Two years in heaven.

Two years ago, I was convinced that I could never mention your name without falling apart. I was convinced that the heavy weight on my chest would never fade away. Now I know these are the moments when I’ve mostly felt the miracles and magic in my life, mostly the pouring support and love of…

Let them go.

When life makes you tired that all you want to do is frown, laugh at their silly jokes and the little tricks they do.  Hug them close to your heart while they’re still little and innocent. Listen to every little thing they say, and make sure they know they matter. There will come a time…