Ma has been crying in her sleep. She wishes she could have been with Baba during his days on earth. Ma wonders if he was scared, comfortable or hopeful that he would come home.
Baba never got a chance to bury the love of his life, he was in quarantine and he was only able to visit his wife’s grave after three weeks.
Sisi Pearl longed for the mother’s hug and her grandmother’s wise words when she was grieving the death of her only son.
Gogo wept for her grandchildren and the only thing she could do was pray. She prayed that God could comfort her family and take the pain away.
No one came to offer their condolences, even the loved ones failed to travel for the funeral. At night the lights were switched off and a night vigil was never conducted.
They never got a chance to come home for the last time, their loved ones were not able to do the body viewing. Did they wear the clothes we had picked out? Had they lost weight, was their hair shaven? These are some of the questions that remain unanswered.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken away from us and sadly some people will never erase the heartbreaking memories. Sending hugs to anyone who is re-living the days they grieved or buried a loved one.