Thirty six awesome things I will miss about Joash: A tribute to my brother

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  1. His love and honour for my parents.
  2. His love for a diverse group of people. My brother never discriminated on anyone.
  3. For youth and vibrance in our home.
  4. His swag and fashion sense that was just awesome.
  5. How children freely mingled and connected with him.
  6. His pets, specifically his dogs; Snoopy and Leo, mad love to you.
  7. His smile that could brighten any day.
  8. His pacifying nature between my sister and I.
  9. The day to day care of our mother.
  10. His random visits at my home, just to check on me.
  11. My Defender.
  12. His temper that sometimes could erupt as mine. We are Kisii – you know?
  13. His excellent speech.
  14. And his awesome writing skills too.
  15. His creativity and innovation.
  16. His passion for blogging. And things digital
  17. Coffee dates together; the awesome company even more than the coffee.
  18. His business acumen.
  19. His adventurous spirit.
  20. His unconventionality.
  21. Finding him reading with great intent my father’s books.
  22. My Comforter through life’s storms.
  23. Wow, his handsome looks – without even trying.
  24. His gourmet and cooking skills.
  25. His manly cologne and scents.
  26. Recipes he used to share with me.
  27. His passion for fitness and exercise.
  28. His love for our country Kenya.
  29. His work out regimens.
  30. That sly look on his eyes when many a time the joke was on me.
  31. Christmas Day.
  32. Relaxing at the field behind our home with that far away look.
  33. Our trips up country together.
  34. Forcing him to take photos and selfies with me; thank you for obliging to some. They are very precious to me.
  35. His love for family, his love for his sisters, nephew and nieces.
  36. 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.

Kwambie Nyambane
Kwambie Nyambane
Kwambie Nyambane is a Sales Force Effectiveness Manager in a leading bank in Kenya ‘by ', a passionate inspirational blogger 'by night'; and a wellness enthusiast championing healthy lifestyle choices. The founder and lead writer of this blog is a Bsc. Food Science and Post -Harvest Technology graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi. Kwambie is a member of Bloggers Association of Kenya. She believes in taking life with a big spoon, seeing the cup always as half full, and enjoying the scenery in this journey called life. Kwambie is mother to one beloved son nicknamed "The Champ";, sister to Marci and beloved auntie to the A & Z girls. She and her family make Nairobi City, Kenya their home. This blog is dedicated to her parents Moraa and Nyambane for their awesome inspiration in her formative years, for being her pillar of strength through life, her siblings Marci and Joash, and to her son "The Champ" and her nieces who represent the generation that came after her. May the nuggets contained in this blog serve many generations, the world over to come.

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