My tribute to a Remarkable Big Sister.

A limp has fallen from the Tafeu Ngatcha family tree!

My beloved Nza (Sister) Jeanette, is gone too soon. While your departure has been devastating and has left a painful hole in our lives, your memories are a blessing for us, and your deeds suitable to emulate. You were unique in so many dimensions: an embodiment of a true child of God, your humility, your grace, wisdom, friendliness, entrepreneurship, family-oriented, culinary artist, and a peacemaker who was so full of life. I could go on and on listing your accolades. God giveth, God taketh – this is a bitter pill to swallow. Thank you for being that irreplaceable, and unique limp in our family.

I can’t help but recite this poem from An Unknown Author.

A limp has fallen from the family tree!

I keep hearing a voice that says “Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue the traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes, we’re together again.”

A unique limp has fallen from the Tafeu Ngatcha Family tree, leaving an unsettling void. We love you dearly, nza and we will continue your legacy of grace and love. Your charming smile, your wit, selflessness, and all that you exhibited will remain in our hearts forever. While physically quiescent, I will forever cherish the beautiful times spent together and I know your spirit is with us forever. May you rest in the bosom of the Lord until that time.

Belinda Nchako Edjua (AKA Bebe)

Belinda Edjua