ONE YEAR ON, THE CANDLE STILL BURNS
To live is a surefire guarantee that we will encounter pain and to be alive is an assured inevitability that we will experience sorrow. And as Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet, once said, "The wound is the place where the Light enters you."
Exactly one year ago, pain made a landing in the Greater Aruntola Dynasty and the Modupe family encountered sorrow like never before. September 30, 2020 was a day we will never forget. It was the day our Matriarch, Beatrice Oyinwande Modupe, passed to the beyond.
Mummy, the past 365 days have been harrowing for us all. When you left us to be with the Lord, a huge hole was dug in our hearts. Your Egbon remains devastated, inconsolable, and he has aged 12 years in 12 months. None of us has been able to do for him what you did for him in your 52-year loving relationship.
Despite our pain and regardless of our sorrow, however, a light shines bright in our hearts. It is light of the knowledge that you are now resting at the bosom of the LORD your God and that one day, some day, we will all meet again at the feast of the saints of God. It is the blessed assurance that Jesus is ours, that we belong to Him, and one day, we'll all be reunited at His feet, that has sustained us through the pain and sorrow.
So, until that glorious day, we say, rest on Ma. May the good Lord continue to watch over, and keep safe, each and everyone of your heritage that you've left behind.