Auntie tola, it is hard to believe that the angels have packed you home at a time we least expected. We hardly take in the fact that your sudden demise has unexpectedly terminated the moments we enjoyed with you! You left a hollow no one can ever fill halfway.
Mummy junior,as we always referred you; you are a beautiful flower plucked from the flower bed to be a sweet-smelling savor in the presence of your maker. But it is hard to come into terms with the fact that we will never hear from you again. Sweet memories fill me anytime I remember the advice you found pleasure in sharing with us and will forever be cherished. We found consolation in you whenever we got downhearted. Your benevolent smile lifted our hearts anytime you were near us. It’s gone now! Never to comes back, oh. How sad I feel until now! You had a healing voice, which was ever heard in your favorite song, “Keep on the sunny side of life.” The glow in your eyes always sent encouragement to far and wide. Everyone admired your wisdom in solving complex issues any time we sought your input. You were a role model, and now we can proudly say that you left footprints in the sands of time. Auntie, you were calm even when a situation seemed unbearable. Admittedly, we have lost a precious jewel; if death were stoppable, we would have kept it from coming your way.
Auntie tola, you always worked hard, and I believe it is the reason why you were able to raise our cousins as a single mother. Anytime we came visiting your place; we could see you wake early in the morning and report to work to ensure there were food and upkeep for your family at all times.
Auntie, we looked forward to moments when mom would tell us that we were to visit you because we were sure of a delicious meal. The innumerable times sneaked from home to your house to come and say hi are some of the nostalgic moments we cherish. The adventures and hiking we always had whenever we visited your place linger in our minds. Best of all is the instance where we had to pull you up the mountain by the hand to help you get to the peak.
Fare thee well auntie T. You fought a good fight and won the race. You left a legacy that will be read through the generations, current and to come. You left a mark in our hearts, and nothing will ever erase. It is indelible in our hearts.
You were a gem and will remain to be cherished.
Surely auntie, our love for you will forever remain.