R.I.P. 'tia Nana'...
It all started a month ago. At a Saturday morning a few hours before this nation would stop to watch Brazil face Chile at the World Cup, a beloved aunt of ours from my father part of the family (they live all at the northern region) suffered a stroke. Since then she has been receiving all the medical assistance this country can provide - nothing to be proud of, let's be frank. Every day then held plenty of expectations, good and bad ones.
At a certain point she reacted well to it, and began to slowly recover. Unfortunally, some days later she had a relapse. As of the evening of yesterday, July 29, 2014, she finally stopped suffering. Natural causes. She was just 58, though, and full of life. She was fun, she knew how to have a good time... definitely a woman who knew well "how to make the best lemonade out of the lemons life gives you". And she hed just got a new grandson. Now all what he'll have of her will be photos and stories. It's what bothers me most.
So yeah, needless to say we all got devastated here. Specially my old man. Earlier today he got the first flight to Manaus. By now he's with the rest of our family. If we only had enough budget surely me, mom and bro would be there too.
But... we gotta move on, no? I still sad, but at least I got my mood back to do stuff. More than that. For being the first loss of a loved family member since I've become a grown man, with my own formed thoughts, opinions, life philosophies etc., that really kept me thinking about my life and what I've been doing with it - or more specifically, what I haven't
. I practically started this day willing to "make the best lemonade out of the lemons life may give me" from now on. Little by little, until it becomes something big. Shame it took a family loss for me to realize that...
Well... it's all for now. Peace Out, everybody. I love you all.