1.smoothness and elegance of movement.
“she moved through the water with effortless grace”
2. The free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings
Neema- Kiswahili for Grace
They called me Grace!
I believe Grace was an amazing woman, she must have been! She built my mother into the woman she is today!
Unfortunately , she passed just around I the period I was born. It’s tough growing up with no grandparents. My dads parents passed on before I was born and my mums dad died too when I was just a little girl, safe to say I never got to experience the bond grand children have with their grand parents.
However it is not all a sob story, because African culture is a beautifu thing. It’s amazing the way life carries on even after one passes on. It is common in Kenya for parents to name their children after their parents. The first born daughter is usually named after her dad’s mother and then the second daughter is named after the mum’s mum. For instance my sister is named after my dad’s mum and I’m named after my mom’s mum.
It is also common to name a child after a special person to the family who passes on just around the birth of the child. The new baby then carries on the legacy of the deceased. Don’t get me wrong this is not some black girl magic ✨ it’s purely carrying legacy on.
They called me Grace after my grandmother I know, what big shoes to fill in!
Grace Wasonga was my grandmother, my mother’s mother.
How beautiful was she!
See my mum sisters call me their mother! Because Grace is my name!
For those of you who have been keeping tabs on my life for a year so now , you might know that I gave a ted talk last year on identity. It’s amazing how a year later I am still learning new things about myself.
I wish that Grace may always flows within me , Grace is my only Christian name ! When faced in challenging situations I pray that I may be filled with grace!
In the good and the bad times, I pray that people may look at me and say that is a graceful woman . She is filled with so much grace!
I pray that God’s grace may follow me all the days of my life so that I may dwell in the House of the Lord forever!