ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Blessed to have these nieces and nephews (I).

Updated on August 4, 2012

Chepchilat Beauties

Chepchilat Beauties by Baba kaku
Chepchilat Beauties by Baba kaku | Source

I miss my nieces and nephews

I always get lost in thoughts when I hear parents who have been separated from their children express how much they miss their children. I often meet many fathers who have had to take jobs that place them miles and miles away from home, and so every once in a while they have a few days to spend with their children. When they share about the wonderful moments they spent with their little ones, they tear up just relieving their experiences. Parents take military jobs meaning that they might have to miss their child’s birth, birthday’s celebrations, graduations and all other special events. I can never say that I completely understand what they go through when they make these sacrifices to take these jobs, but what I understand is how much an Aunt can miss her nephews and nieces. I was away when all four of them were born. I had their pictures taken when they were brought home from the hospital for the first time, their first birthdays, their first baby steps, etc. I admire their pictures and videos send through emails or mailed CDs and DVDs. As I play the CDs and DVDs, giving them my full undivided attention, I would normally experience e this sudden unique feeling that could rush through my blood vessels as I watch these precious little ones interact with their Nyanya (Swahili word for grandmother), Babu (Swahili word of grandfather) and their parents. Sometime when I call home, and I could hear them crying, I would tell my mother to move the phone closer so that I could just listen to their voices. In most cases they would stop crying and utter some inaudible words because they are angry yet at the same time they want to report the matter to their aunt, who would definitely solve the situation. They are also very active that sometime it is hard to keep up with them. They chase the cats, goats, cows and anything that is moving. I desired for so long to meet them in person and give them a big hug, and a kiss; have a little spin and just have an awesome ‘Auntie-kids’ time. That time came in December last year and I embrace them for the first time. My heart was filled with joy as I wondered how much I had missed; their infancy days, their toddler discovery moments and childhood experiences. That time spent with them was priceless. I realize that each one of them had interesting and unique qualities that brings so much joy and excitement to our family.

The little princess Chechech by Uncle Manu
The little princess Chechech by Uncle Manu | Source
Chechech and her Mom by Baba Chechech
Chechech and her Mom by Baba Chechech | Source
Chechech & her Aunty
Chechech & her Aunty | Source

Meet Chechech, the youngest, the singer and the princess of the family.

In our family we pride ourselves in possessing beautiful genes in our DNA. We had many princes and princesses, but when chechech showed up, everyone who had achieved that crown was decrowned. The beautiful little fingers, her gorgeous bright soft skin, her smile, her voice and her principles could not be toppled by anyone else. I was amazed at how a two year old girl can be so organized, spotless and principled as such! She is such a principled lady in that she would not even let anyone feeds her. She considers herself a grown up girl, and would be glad to remind you in case you forget it. She can’t be dirty either; if she accidentally spills anything on her attire, then it has to be changed right away. Now, that is my kind of a woman! I am also glad that she did not forget to pick up the special gene that would get every human being turning around and every ear giving the needed ultimate attention; her voice. This blew me away. So far she has been a faithful and committed Tonui’s Choir director. Her favorite song is “Taunet Ne Leel”. She can sing the entire song of about four stanzas without missing a word or line. She sings on the right key too. The song means a new beginning by a renowned, award winning Kenyan famous Kalenjin gospel artist Emmy kosgei. We all adore this artist so much. I always tell my niece that she is indeed the lead backup singer for Ms. Kosgei. I sometimes find it hard to play that song because it makes me miss her so much. On my way back to USA, every infant or child’s voice in the plane, made me turn around thinking that she might have come with me.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      Family is such a warm and helpful thing.

    • chepkoluumugulel profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Rachel. This is actually my way of coping, just writing about the people I miss so dearly. You can also write something memorable about each one of your loved ones. I have experience the benefits of expressing myself by writing. It is priceless.

    • profile image

      Rachel R 

      6 years ago

      Woi, this is heart touching article. It brought all the memories of my own nephews and cousins and all their love we have for each other. Even though we have these memories within us, we often do not put thein writing, so i applaud you for putting it in writing. For me, this is a teaching moment. Thank very much, way to go.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)