A Year Without Annee

Those who are around will not stay here forever and those who are no more are deeply missed. This is what life is all about. No one comes into this world with an eternal life. We do our part and leave the stage for others as the show is going on since world came into existence and it will last till the very end.

Our lives are shaped up by not only the experiences we go through but also by the presence of those who love and care for us. We share good times and enjoy the company of each other, enriching our lives together. And if they leave us for good, we feel so lost and uncertain.

A year ago, February 16th, 2016, my family suffered the lost of a member whose love and kindness was beyond explanation. Annee, Jia’s mother and my aunt, left this mortal world after suffering from multiple complications from diabetes.

No family gathering of ours was complete without her as she was the heart of our family parties and picnics. And how can anyone in my family will ever forget the taste of her cooking as she was a magician in kitchen. The dishes prepared by Annee during holidays or family get together were the star attraction for us. She loved each and everyone of us so dearly and always stepped forward in an instant to help out.

When Jia and I were blessed by the arrival of Uzair, it was like a big bang for my family. Annee was on cloud nine as she treated Uzair, her only grandchild back in 2013, as a crown prince. Just like I was, for my grannies. The love and care Uzair received from his “Nana”, though for a very short time, was beyond explanation. I remember how much Annee loved to kiss Uzair and dictating Jia a long list of do’s and don’ts for her crown prince.

Today, Uzair may not recall her Nana much as he was two and half years old when Annee left us. He don’t remember much about her except for her name and how she looked. He didn’t got the chance to taste her cooking or sit in her lap for stories. But she loved him so very much, more than anyone else.

From last year to this day, my family didn’t forgot about Annee. We missed her presence in every family gathering and dinner because they felt so incomplete without her. We started to laugh again though but didn’t forgot Annee because we never will.

Last year, I wrote a post the very next day after Annee passed away. You can read it by clicking here.



6 thoughts on “A Year Without Annee

    • Hammad Rais February 21, 2017 / 11:10 PM

      Annee was so much more than what I wrote about her. She was exceptional. Thanks for reading, Patty!

      Liked by 1 person

  1. camilledefleurville February 17, 2017 / 4:17 PM

    I remember vividly your post from last year. It was so well and tactfully written – a beautiful post for a beautiful lady.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais February 17, 2017 / 7:41 PM

      Thanks for reading out. Annee was an amazing person of my family and her absence is deeply felt by everyone.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Vicky February 16, 2017 / 4:20 PM

    Ah, bless, it’s always so sad to lose a close and adored family member. What lovely memories you have of Annee…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais February 16, 2017 / 11:28 PM

      She was full of love and never said no in sharing it up. Thanks for reading this.


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