Thirty six awesome things I will miss about Joash: A tribute to my brother
- His love and honour for my parents.
- His love for a diverse group of people. My brother never discriminated on anyone.
- For youth and vibrance in our home.
- His swag and fashion sense that was just awesome.
- How children freely mingled and connected with him.
- His pets, specifically his dogs; Snoopy and Leo, mad love to you.
- His smile that could brighten any day.
- His pacifying nature between my sister and I.
- The day to day care of our mother.
- His random visits at my home, just to check on me.
- My Defender.
- His temper that sometimes could erupt as mine. We are Kisii – you know?
- His excellent speech.
- And his awesome writing skills too.
- His creativity and innovation.
- His passion for blogging. And things digital
- Coffee dates together; the awesome company even more than the coffee.
- His business acumen.
- His adventurous spirit.
- His unconventionality.
- Finding him reading with great intent my father’s books.
- My Comforter through life’s storms.
- Wow, his handsome looks – without even trying.
- His gourmet and cooking skills.
- His manly cologne and scents.
- Recipes he used to share with me.
- His passion for fitness and exercise.
- His love for our country Kenya.
- His work out regimens.
- That sly look on his eyes when many a time the joke was on me.
- Christmas Day.
- Relaxing at the field behind our home with that far away look.
- Our trips up country together.
- Forcing him to take photos and selfies with me; thank you for obliging to some. They are very precious to me.
- His love for family, his love for his sisters, nephew and nieces.
- That I am not physically there with him to enjoy his rekindled love and faith for our God.
Joash Agwata Nyambane
Friday, 19th March 1982 – Monday, 10th September 2018
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because my life happened.”
God, I thank you for the thirty six years that you gave me my brother. In human eyes they seem short but to you again a thousand years are like one year. We give you honour and glory for his life and we give him back to you.