Knowing that you won’t be able to see, touch or interact with someone again comes with so much trauma especially when you know that if they were alive, things would have been a lot better in your life.
On February 22nd, 2007, exactly on a Thursday, I remember calling my dad from school to remind him of our inter-house sports competition and mid-term break so that he could come to pick me and my sister for the break but he never picked up his calls which was very unusual of him, so I put a call across to my mum, she wasn’t picking either.
The last option we had was to call our elder brother who immediately picked his call and told us dad had traveled, little did we know that he had traveled to have his eternal rest.
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My brother assured us that he would be coming to pick us up. I started to get bothered, someone who traveled should be able to pick his calls right? but I shoved the thoughts away after convincing myself that my dad is a grown man and can take good care of himself.
March 1st, 2007, my brother came with my cousin to pick me and my sister up. As we arrived home, we met so many people in our house including the parish priest of my church. Some were crying while the rest wore sober faces. I was just 13 and had no idea what was going on, so I decided to go eat but my sister wouldn’t allow the food to go down my throat well as she kept asking the whereabouts of our dad.
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After the meal, I realized I hadn’t seen my mum so I asked and was directed to go outside. That was when I was met with a picture of my dad on a well-decorated table, it was then I realized something had gone wrong. My aunt broke the news to me that my dad had passed on. I couldn’t believe it, I had always thought that the heart of my lovely dad will never cease to beat.
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Diabetes snatched him away from us. I never had an idea it would be so soon, all I wanted was to achieve everything he wanted me to as he always said ‘Failure doesn’t come with the birth of a child but the decision of an individual’. Dear Dad, I know I failed you in this aspect while you were alive. I never valued these words up until you died.
I believe your death has brought me more self-love and confidence. If I could turn back the hands of time, I definitely would have listened to you and made people know that I am worth more than what they see with their naked eyes.
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I believe life moves on and you wouldn’t want me to hold back on anything. If I could say something to you now, it would be that I miss you greatly and I appreciate every effort you made to make me realize how wonderful I am and the importance of self-love.
I believe you are in a place that gives you peace and you are proud of me and my siblings and the achievements we have made so far. We miss you and love you so much.
YOU LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS ALWAYS DAD.
I regret I didn’t bury my head in my studies as much my Dad would have loved me to, my Dad believed a lot in education and feels education deprived him a lot in life and he wanted to see us all achieve that….most of us are business-oriented and did not achieve the level of excellence he may have wanted(average students), if there’s anything more painful I would have loved to show him education was necessary but wasn’t particularly the Key
Awww…sorry about your dad. I get the idea of parents not wanting their kids to make the same mistakes, I understand him.
Awwwww… reading this brought tears to my eyes.
Losing your dad at such a tender age must have been hard for you?
I’m sure it was. She will heal by God’s grace🎈
It’s all gonna be fine
It’s something that you will never get over,
It stays with you for a life time .
I personally haven’t gotten over the passing of my dad since May 2017 still I feel it’s worse for be because I witnessed it and i still live in my famiy house it’s hurtful and depressing for me. I just feel mostly unhappy living in father’s house ,The truth is I am my happiest when I am away from home.
Awww I’m sorry about how you feel. I pray for so much joy in your spirit, it is well with you. Stay happy🎈
You see, this time two years ago was the most trying times of my life. I was so heart broken but i didnt show it. Well that one of the problems of “strong” people. Everyone thought i was okay and that i had come to terms with the death of my second daddy as i often called him but the truth is i was battling with depression as a result of the event. I will put up a smiling face outside, pray with people, encourage others but I couldn’t do same for myself. I remember calling a friend to tell… Read more »
Thank you Uzoma, I pray you feel better each day. Sending love and light your way💥🎈😘