You are my trusty companion

Dear aunty,

Throughout the years you have been my trusty companion. Whenever I was upset with mum and dad, I would go to you for protection and care, and that is exactly what you gave me: protection, care and a whole lot of love.

I felt free to share my deepest thoughts, all of my wrongdoings and fears with you.

You would listen attentively, take a moment to think it over and reply with such pragmatic advice. Sometimes, just a hug would be enough. Your hugs were warm and reinvigorating.

Today I want to give you a hug like the ones you used to give me. Happy birthday!