Usher is paying homage to his late grandmother. The music artist shared a touching tribute in honor of his grandma Tina, who, according to Entertainment Tonight, died at age 87 on Dec. 24.
“It’s taken me a few days to come to grips with the fact that my Grandma Tina is no longer with me,” Usher wrote on Instagram Dec. 26. “I’m praying for clarity and strength for all whom relied on her.” As for how Usher is personally coping with her passing, he noted, “I feel a bit lost right now.”
“Part of me is trying to be strong, for others,” he wrote. “The other half of me continues to break silently. We were just laughing days ago … I really thought we had more time.” Usher paired the message with a few photos of himself and Tina smiling together.
Recalling their final conversation, Usher shared in the caption that she lent him a lesson on timing: “Her last words to me were, ‘There’s a time for everything son …there’s a time to laugh, a time to cry…there’s a time to live and a time to die.'”
And in the midst of a difficult chapter, Usher is not only remembering his grandmother’s last words, but also what she stood for. He noted that her “life’s work” was in the service of others.
“Her daily devotion was to help those in need and she did just that,” he wrote. “When I was lost, she was always there when I called on her, no matter the hour or how long it took. When I was broken, confused, lost and most vulnerable. She saw something else…and was there to remind me of purpose, and that no matter what I was facing.”
While navigating this grief, Usher shared that he has soaked in a message of comfort he recently received.
“Someone told me just today, ‘Keep in mind that it’s only sad b/c we miss them and that’s us being selfish and rightfully so but it’s really a congratulatory celebration b/c they’re at the ultimate place forever!'” he wrote. “I believe that… she will be missed very much
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