Oh how I wish I could have told how much you meant to me. You left us with so many unanswered questions. I wanted to see you one last time. I remembered when I left you at the age of ten. I made a lot of unkept promises to you. I know I did not fulfill any of my promises, however I wish I could have one more day with you on earth. What would I do if it was granted. I would go to a place to sit with you. I would love to be sitting under a big tree. I would talk to you about life growing up in the country. I often wonder about your experiences. Did you enjoy the early morning? when the roosters crow. You see for me I don’t get to hear that I have an annoying alarm clock that makes me feel very anxious about the morning. How about fetching water was that fun and I know you would have met the other villagers along the way. Did you all sing a song on the way to the river?
I can only imagine how much fun that would be. How about carrying the water, did you choose to carry it on top of your head. Please tell me more I am so curious to know what you did. As you can see I have such a void not knowing about your experiences. When you arrived home. Were you asked what took you so long as you know young girls in the village tend to do a lot of socializing when they go to fetched water. Did you have to go to the field. How I wish I could have a moment with you. One of many promises was to buy you all the things you needed.
At very tender age I was made aware that America was paradise and once you get there you have everything you wanted. When I got the chance to come to America I realized what I left behind was priceless no amount of money in America would ever be equal to those wonderful memories that I made in my little island. As the years went by the promises I made to begin to fade away. Then I got the news that you had passed away. The first thing that came to my mind was my broken promises. One thing I have learned about broken promises is that you may not always get a chance to fulfill a particular promise that doesn’t mean the desire to fulfill it will ever go away. Unfulfilled promises are like shadows.