I'm sorry I haven't added anything to the capsule recently, but it's just over a month today that time stopped, life paused and I have been struggling to hit the play button ever since.
10/04/2014 ...... That's the date my Mwami smiled his last physical smile and left an everlasting imprint in our hearts. Like everyone one else not all things in my life are straight forward and "normal" (whatever normal means in 2014) but my grandparents are my normal, they are my straight forward, forever loving, never judging, non-stop hugging, chit chatting, JESUS IS COMING! normal.
Like Enoch and Elijah, Jjajja joined the ranks of faithful men of God that were spared death and instead just ascended into the skies.
"...then he was no more, because God took him away." (Genesis 5:24, NIV)
There was no period of illness, no time to dwell on the should of, could of, would of. He woke up early that morning walked down the same hill he had done all his life, and as dusk set and home grew a little darker he saw a bright light, laid in the arms of the companion he shared for 65yrs and went to rest.
I have written and erased around 6 lots of text in which I try to describe my Mwami, nothing seems to do him any justice. Maybe we will never be able to fully explain who he was to us, to me he was more of an experience, a feeling. My mwami was love. And I doubt I will ever be able to package that into sentences or phrases. Instead we will all try to duplicate and express his qualities in hope that when we leave, we shall leave behind memories not only of a person but of an experience.
Forever in my heart.