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    Just like her great-grandmother, Mbuya Hannah


    Born Tinaye Hannah, my daughter was named after her father's grandmother. They never actually met, but i'm sure wherever she is, Mbuya Hannah smiles down on Tinaye. It took us the longest time to settle on a first name of our little girl, but her father was sure that he wanted to give his baby his grandmother's name. And how could I disagree with that. She was the most loving, gentle, soft spoken I've known. So small in stature but with the fierce determination of a lioness. And she loved her meat. I remember her refusing to have dinner unless there was a meat dish, even though she clearly had a hard time chewing it...But that was how my daughter turned out. Stubborn, smart and very cute, just like her great grandmother, and yes, she does love her meat as well. I could not have picked a different name for her, my Tinaye Hannah, named after her Mbuya Hannah. By the way, Mbuya means grandmother in Shona, a Zimbabwean language :) In the second picture is her and her paternal grandmother.

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