Today is an incredibly special day. For one, it’s one month before my birthday (woohoo) and secondly but more importantly, it is the anniversary of a day that would change my life forever. On Wednesday April 4th, 2008 heaven received a beautiful angel as my aunt who was/ is one of my heroes, took her last breath here on earth. This week in photos is all about SuperHeroes (a.k.a. the courageous warrior within all of us) in honour of a very special woman.
This post is dedicated to you Kooma. I love you more and more each day and am so grateful for you. You continue to inspire me and have given me and continue to give me much more than you’ll ever know. I honour you.
“The Ultimate Rubberband”
An angel on earth for 71 years, she is now an angel in heaven where she belongs. My Kooma (aunt) taught us the gift of human resiliency. With a mentality of a child, breast cancer, loss of sight and the majority of her hearing, she gave us the gift of humanity.
She taught us that you don’t have to be educated to be a great teacher; you don’t have to have (physical) sight to have vision; you don’t have to have a lot materialistically to give a lot; you don’t have to be a millionaire to leave a legacy. Her life was a living example of simplicity. She broke down the barriers we place in front of ourselves to reveal the true essence of being: LOVE. We all long for it and have an unbelievable capacity to give it yet what separates us from it is fear. When we can let go and surrender, we don’t lose love-we just receive more. And NO ONE can ever take that away.
A woman who collected rubberbands until the moment she took her last breath, She was the ultimate rubberband-flexible, simple, versatile, and binding. Her love and her life held us together. From the outside looking in, it appeared that she was the lucky one to have us, when in reality, WE were the lucky ones to have her.
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
In Loving Memory of Yin-Peng Choy