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Jessica Nkosi remembers her late father: ‘I keep telling myself to smile’

2019-07-26 14:17
Jessica Nkosi
Jessica Nkosi. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES)

Isibaya actress Jessica Nkosi is still dealing with the passing of her father.

On the day that would have been his birthday, the actress took to her Instagram page and paid touching tribute him and revealed that the day is still a difficult one for her.

The actress poured her heart out and shared her true feelings about how this day impacts her. Jessica lost her father when she was in Grade 11 to a rare cancer called Hodgkin’s disease.

“Today was a bit of a difficult day for me...Today is my father’s birthday. I keep telling myself to smile,” she admitted.

Jessica also took the opportunity to acknowledge her late sister as well. “We are so blessed to have had the opportunity to call him dad. Myself, sis Nomusa, Swazi, Junior and Sphelele are so blessed... (RIP to my beautiful older sister Sis Nomusa ????????).”

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Even though she’s still hurting about all these losses, she finds comfort in the fact that they are making their father proud. This is something she’s committed to continue to do.

“He would be proud, not only of me but my siblings as well. We all thriving [sic] and making him proud. God is carrying us ??,” she shared.

The mother-of-one says her father taught her a lot about not only being strong, unapologetic and true to herself but most importantly to put God first in everything concerning her life.

“I must continue to make him proud. Go for my dreams and everything I believe in. And in instances where I feel like I’ve lost myself or lost sight of my vision in life, to never give in, but to find myself again, to reinvent myself to get up and dominate, to not dim my light just to make the world comfortable....... I must be authentically me... I must shine, like I was born to!!! My dad raised me to be strong powerful confident and own it, own who I am be proud of who I am. To put God first and always be praying, about EVERYTHING. I am the living word...Day by day I’m learning to walk in his teachings,” she explained.

Her father might have died but her love for him hasn’t.

“Lala kahle Baba, we miss you. And love you so much. We will never forget you. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY,” she concluded.

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