KTN news anchor Zubeida Kananu has cut off her 20 year old dreadlocks in honor of her mam’s death.
Zubeida’s mam Mary Halima passed away a few weeks ago.
She has said that her mam’s passing taught her a lot. Among the things she learnt is that she should sometimes let go of the things she values the most.
Zub, you can’t be serious, don’t cut your hair. It’s been almost 20years, and this is how we know you 😃
well, Yes, that’s the first reaction I got from the people that knew of the attachment I had with my hair when I finally decided to cut it
In a lengthy emotional post she said how hard it has been for her to let go of her mother. The thought of never seeing her again is still unreal to her. She is still in pain and grieving. Her mother was her best friend, confidant, my pillar, my birthday-mate, my everything, she said.
It’s in good faith I know, but from this, comes a lesson about life. We are sometimes tempted to hold onto things we value the most and not want to let go. In this, I see me, it’s been more than a month since I lost my mum, I haven’t been able to let go, told myself that she’s still alive, and that’s what I still want to believe. It’s not right, I’ve been told, I should let her rest, I agree, but it’s not easy.
I put a brave face, but the pain I’m in is immense. She was not only my mum, but also my best friend, my confidant, my pillar, my birthday-mate, my everything. I know healing takes time, I won’t rush, I’ll take a day at a time and put my faith in God.
My restorer, my redeemer, Abba father. He’ll get me out of this, that I know.