I remember the first day I saw you; but I’m sure I have no memory of it because I was still a baby or I should say rather, the first day you saw me. But fast forward time and about 17 years later, I was the one to receive you and I was immediately amazed by your presence; the smell of that wonderful perfume you wore diffused around my house and the cream jacket you wore looked awesome on your blue pair of jeans and your neat afro was something I’m sure you took endless time to comb before stepping out of the house.

I remember your second visit which was years later and you came with the same aura you’ve always had and you stepped into our house again but this time, I didn’t see you but you sent your regards to me before you left. It’s very sad because you won’t ever step into this place again as the sun has set and the brightness you brought into my life would remain dark.

The last time I saw you was just after you came back from India after you were very sick and you looked drain. The afro was gone, you had lost a lot of weight and its exactly one year ago. We talked about a lot of things, we watched soccer together and we had lunch together; but little did I know that It was going to be the last time I was going to see you, laugh with you and eat with you; now the sun has set in the east.

As the sun rises, it is also certain that the sun would set. There is a time for everything under this very sun that has its time to rise and set. Your sun has finally set and it shone for a short while but only God understands why what happened has happened. I am going to miss you so dearly as you were someone I looked up to and respected a lot. Your life was an example to me and I wish you would be here to witness the great things I would achieve in life.

I have tears in my eyes but I am strong because I know that you are in a better place. It saddens me more because I spoke to you a few days before you left this place to the great beyond and I tried to call back countless times but I couldn’t get through again. In all of this, I would take out the positives and be encouraged because without a shadow of doubt, you inspired me to be who I am going to be and I want to tell you that I love you from the bottom of my heart but God loves you more than anybody else.




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