6th February 2023 Mika’s first anniversary Terry and Beena
Hello everyone. It has been a year since the passing of Mika. Terry did this work in colour pencil and sent it to me. I have placed this picture on my bookshelf next to Mika’s stuff. I love the way Terry captured the happy face of Mika.
Losing a loved one is complex, and the grieving process can be long and challenging. It took many months for my crying to stop. Now I can reminisce all the delightful moments I had with this beautiful soul. During this past year, I have seen many who lost or are losing someone they love. My experience has helped me to share some coping skills. To most, I will advise that when someone is nearing the end, do the best you can. If there is any window of opportunity to amend past misunderstandings, please do it. However, I will caution against this step if the past event is somewhat painful for the dying person.
I believe in action more than words. Often, I have observed lots of kind words spoken after the person has passed on. All the love that one can offer should be when the person is alive. Nevertheless, kind words will not comfort the dead if you never had a good relationship with that person.
Mika left an indelible impact on me. Her loving personality and bubbly, playful nature gave me so much joy and filled me with bliss. I wish for everyone to have such an experience. Mika will always remain in the hearts of those who knew her🙏🙏🙏.