Honestly, I am still not over with my cousin’s passing. I still miss her and always remember our days together. I can imagine the pain she went through and the grief and sorrow her family felt when she passed away. She died not in her birth place and she had to be transported back to her homeland. I know it meant a tremendous amount of money and planning for her transport and the logistics involved probably caused stress among her family members. But despite all these, she arrived home.
At the memorial chapel, everything was in place. Probably, the funeral parlor had funeral planning worksheet for families to work on and plan for services and schedules of viewing. The memorial chapel where she was laid offered modern amenities and services and I was amazed at how relatives abroad who can’t make it to the funeral and burial can still get to see and able to attend nightly services through online viewing.
I was happy that I was able to see my cousin for the last time and even though she is no longer with us now, I know I will meet her again someday. I miss you Ate Rachel.