Every year, on the 21st of October, Mary and Ifeanyi commemorated the memory of Mary’s parents with a special activity. This was their fourth year marking the date, since their marriage, three and a half years ago. On their first year, they had simply paid a visit to their graves and laid flowers on their plots. They had shared a moment of silence and then prayer.
In their second year of marriage, when Mary was 26 years old, they marked ten years since her parents’ passing, with a small family gathering at their home. Ifeanyi’s and Ijeoma’s parents were also around to honour the dead, as well as several of Mary’s relatives. Last year, Mary decided to plant a tree in their memory at Lufasi Nature Park, Lekki. They also made a sizeable contribution to charity in their honour.
This year, as the date drew near, Mary wondered how she would honour them. It would be twelve years since their passing and she wanted to do something special.
As she looked about her home, she saw pictures of the family, including her in-laws, and it became obvious what was missing…
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