Memories last for long but the period and time of them living doesn't.
by Setaita Langi
(Manukau city New zealand mangere east)
My grandma died about 2yrs ago. She was a very hard working women and caring as well. My grandma became the most significant thing in the world, she was like a second mother to me and the siblings. She stayed with me for about 11yrs but was really sick. Days went by and she was fading away like pencil marks getting rubbed off. I was with her no matter what happened. I'll go and visit her at Mangere cause she had moved out of our house, after the conflict between the family. Our nana would always worry about us, she was like our little body guard, she'll come into all our rooms besides mines because I was sharing rooms with her. She'll come in and see if we are warm and then she'll tuck us in. Every night I always wonder if she's here watching over us still trying to tuck us in but can't because the blanket will keep slipping out of her nice gentle warm hands. At times me and my grandma would have our ups and downs but she'll still love me like nobody else has loved and forgived me. I remember when she was making our tea then she accidentally put salt instead of sugar I was a bit angry but I got over it because I could never get angry at someone like her. Use might be wondering why am I only talking about my grandmother instead of both, well my grandpa died when I wasn't even born. I ask them how he was like and they told me he was a very hard working man, he would always get angry at his kids if they didn't do anything or cooked anything for him. I've missed my grandma for these past few days,months and years. It feels like a decade until I get to see you. You tell me a lot of stories cause I'm always nosy as you know. Sometimes you tell me off when I get on your nerves but then I don't really mind. You tell me about your daughter my mum's school and how she always wagging and going to town. Nana just like what I've been saying a lot lately memories will always last for long but the time and period of that person living wouldn't.