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PERSONAL TRIBUTES I DO NOT DISPLAY THE FULL NAMES OF INDIVIDUALS OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY. MY MUM HANNAH: My human incubator, my first body-pillow and zimmer – There is a sacred place between my mind and my heart – That is where you reside. I wholeheartedly thank you for all the things you did and still do right. MA HELEN: Our paths crossed through a situation of pain, but quickly blossomed into something quite beautiful. Your husband was my beloved late uncle who became known to me as dad. This rarely happens for me in under ten years, but you both now have a special place in my heart. Thank you for treating me not just as a niece, but also as a friend. MY CHILDHOOD BEST FRIEND KATIE: Thank you for being my best friend when I was so incredibly weird and for loving me just as I was. You will always be my first and forever best friend. MY BEST FRIEND & COUSIN DORIS: My precious sister, you are one of the lights of my life. Thank you for being my “left just as I am your “right”. My love for you grows with each year. I am so proud of who you have become. Forever and for always, your place is reserved in my heart. Thank you for knowing me like no other. MY BOYFRIEND: Thank you for accepting all the peculiarities of my “Spectrum”, for your practical support with my health, for your companionship and for laughing at me whenever I behave like a total moron during the “foggy” days. To say “I love you” does not do justice to you, as love is that which I have for all that exists. So I say “I like you”, and you know how much more this means coming from me. Thank you my darling, for all that you are and for accepting all that I am. MY CHILDREN: To the sweethearts that are my children, you are one of the lights of my life. It has been my privilege to meet you, to know you, to serve you and to love you. The future is a beautiful place where you write your own story. Go Live and Love Life my babies, the past is no longer your stronghold. “I see you” and I am forever cheering you on. MY FAVOURITE MALE COUSIN ANSAH: Your excitement to see and hear from me alone is enough. I have found at least one cheerleader in my life. For your genuine desire and joy at my success, I am truly appreciative. You too know what it means when I say “I like you”. MY FAVOURITE FEMALE COUSIN ZOE: Two pees in a pod, my twin – separated at birth. You are Arnold and I am Danny DeVito. Our lives on separate continents have meant nothing to our bond. We have seen each other only 6 times when I was age 0, age 9, age 18, age 23, age 30 and age 35, and yet our souls are but one, though our personalities are almost completely different. How is this possible? Who cares! Here’s to the next 40 years! MY FAVOURITE AUNTIES CHRISTINA, AGNES & HELENA: Thank you for all that you have done to support my mum over the years. Every time you have been there for her and given practical love, you have indirectly also supported me. Thank you for making me always feel cared about, valued, and loved. MY FAVOURITE UNCLES WILFRED & KWAME: Uncle Wilfred: You make me feel special to you – That alone is enough – Thank you for seeing me – Thank you for loving me. Uncle Kwame: You make me feel valued. You have treated me both as a niece and a friend – Thank you for seeing me. TO THE ONLY THREE PEOPLE TO HAVE SHOWN ME KINDNESS: Joyce and Gloria: In the year that my daughter died you each cooked one week’s worth of food for me. You did so without me asking. You did so out of thoughtfulness. You saw how busy I was arranging the funeral and you saw how sick I was because it was winter. Martinson: You helped me run a lot of errands for my daughter’s funeral in the depth of winter when I was really hurting. You offered to help without me asking. I have lived as a giver of kindness but I have rarely been the recipient of the same. Unbeknown to the three of you, these are the ONLY acts of kindness I have ever received in my life. I thank you wholeheartedly for thinking of me and helping me for these few days. When the sadness of my daughter’s funeral comes to mind, it is attached to your acts of kindness which quickly cheers me up. I thank you all. TO THE FRIEND WHO IS MY SISTER: Josephine: I have known you since 1988, it is now 2014, so our friendship is 26 years strong. You are the only person, no matter where I have been in the world who has taken the time so ask at least once a month how I am doing, how I am feeling and how my health is. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your friendship. JO, THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT ME AS MUCH AS I CARE ABOUT YOU. TO THE FRIEND WHO IS MY BROTHER: I met you at the age of 16. We struck up a friendship which has since remained strong and ever growing. At the age of 19 you became my flat mate, and what a journey that was. We fought like an old married couple mostly regarding theology, ethics and housework, and made up like siblings, quick to throw away the principles we vehemently defended when our apologetics were done. I am so grateful to have spent the years of my youth with you. You are my dear brother, forever and for always, one of my dearest friends. It gives me so much joy to see you that you have attained what you wanted as a youth – to have a wonderful woman, a happy marriage, a stable home and children whom you would raise as a conscientious full hands-on dad. I am so proud of you! Now the second part of my dream has started, your excitement regarding my re-entry to public life (through my work) and proclamation of joy was beautiful. You have understood the journey, you have understood the pain, you have understood the sacrifice, you have understood the timing, and you unlike many others have known what I have always known, I will rise again and when I rise I will not walk, I will run until I fly being a blessing to humanity. Bless you for knowing my heart! Bless you, bless you. You shall remain nameless in media as you have requested. IF YOU WANT TO ASK ME A QUESTION ABOUT MY LIFE PLEASE READ MY F.A.Q PAGE FIRST AS YOU MAY FIND I HAVE ALREADY ANSWERED IT THERE. IF YOU STILL HAVE A QUESTION FOR ME PLEASE POST IT ON MY F.A.Q. PAGE OR EMAIL ME AT email@example.com. THANK YOU.
I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING OF SERVICE TO YOU.
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