Written by Sonia Chopra
It was 11.25 at night and I received a call from sister Taniya that our Kusum Massi has passed away. That night I could not sleep for a second. Her memories revolved in my mind all night. Death is truth and final. It’s extremely painful for the ones left behind to grieve. We are never ready to say goodbye to a loved one forever even though we know it is a part of life. No one wants to lose a loved one. This was especially true for me since I lost my mother’s sister, my Massi, Kusum Jairaj. Losing her was one of the most difficult experiences. As the second wave of coronavirus gravely hit us, we were left praying for the well-being of the family and relatives. Her untimely death was devastating. Her health hasn’t been well for the last 20 days but as we all know, death always occurs without warning. It’s hard to believe that she is no longer on earth as I know it would be difficult for her near and dear ones to forget her memories. As a result of her death, our family lost a guardian. She was the first to congratulate every person in the family on each occasion, may it be a birthday, wedding anniversary, even Valentine’s day, or something else. Now we will miss her greetings and blessings forever.
She was a golden-hearted woman who was always ready to help others. She was full of energy and it was always a pleasant sight to see her encourage people to have a positive attitude towards life. She would not let people feel her pain. Everyone spoke wonderful words during her last rites, about how dearly she is being missed by all. Additionally, it was very difficult for all the relatives to personally console her daughter and family members due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. Massi’s last rites took place virtually and this pained us a lot because, during this time of grief, we all wanted to stand with her daughter Bosky, Bobby, my sister, and her family. Even though we all are in a state of shock, my sister and her family are the ones who have been the most affected. Recommended By Colombia
Sharing our important moments in the past is no longer an option. Even though some time has passed, the loss and emotional wound are still as painful as ever. I miss the time of my childhood when we stayed in her house, played with the sisters, and ate delicious food together which Massi cooked with pleasure. She really cared for all the family members and relatives very well. All of our lives changed on the day of her sad demise. She is sorely missed by all of us. I know you are always there in our hearts, watching over and guiding us. But now, you deserve the best place in the universe. Rest in peace Massi. Goodbye!