Visit to Tambunan wouldn't be the same again. We have just seen Phoebe & Isaac's great-grandmother being buried this afternoon.
It was a perfect weather today; it was sunny, with a bit of breeze in the afternoon. The neighbours were very helpful in setting things into motion. MIL looked tired, however with everyone around, she had less to worry on the arrangement. There were so many relatives & friends visiting, that yours-truly tend to stay in the shadow, observing the crowds exchanging greetings, children running around (especially phoebe), food being prepared and cooked; Uncle Eric writing up his Eulogy; cousins, aunties / uncles, nephew / nieces, all came to pay their last respect.
The last time we saw her was last Christmas. She was still actively moving around, less chatty but full of smile. The kids loved being around her, amused by her very elderly action, they would immitate her. I still can remember when Isaac just started to walk, he would posed just like her, walking with his hands at his back while walking a bit slanting forwards.
I have less memory of her for I only knew her for a short time, and most of our encountered was a brief exchange of a smile.
One thing I do know for sure, she did make everyone happy with her presence. She is now with one of her children, looking from above, observing those who would remain here, running their daily errands.
On the way back to KK, I still can recall the faces of family & friends praying for her soul. Yes, she will be missed, but not forgotten.
If all thing goes well this coming few days, we might be in Tambunan this coming Saturday for the 7th day prayers.
Till then, keep reading.