Tired of the pain and weakened by the unfair battle, my sister Nana passed away today, surrounded by her loved-ones. It was literally her dying wish to celebrate Christmas when she heard the cancer had spread a month ago. Last week she adjusted this and told our mother “Perhaps I’ll go the 14th. The same day as dad did”. And so she did.
Writing this I was stunned to notice that from now on when I refer to her I need to use past tense. She is not here anymore but her memories live on.
Farewell and may you rest in peace Nana. You knew I loved you, I still do and always will. I’ll meet you on the other side one day.
Anastasia Sarah Juliastuti Mintaraga
5 July 1975 – 14 December 2013