Dad, your death came as a shock, I didn’t know it would come so soon. Your absence left a deep wound in my heart.
I know the pain of loosing you will perhaps never leave me. I imagine it will ease with time as I process and get through it.
Your life, your influence, your energy is quiet contagious, I now take comfort in that.
You were full of faith and had enough love to go round.
You were selfless, a faithful man of God, mentor to many, a great father not only to your biological children but to a lot that came along your path.
You found it effortless to care, pray and guide all the people God entrusted to you.
You will forever be in my heart until the day my heart stops beating.
I am grateful that I am becoming a more fully realized human being, a more caring, compassionate and empathetic person because of your teachings.
I would miss calling you for that tiniest prayer and how you pick and take hours in encouraging me, how you always attend to my complaints and by the time we are done talking I would be satisfied.
It is so sad to feel you are no more with us on earth, but your love and peaceful memories are still our guide.
Your endless love will continue to bind us together as a family.
Your gentle speech is so loud in my ears and all I can say is that you will continue to rest in the blossom of the Lord.
From your lovely daughter ‘Gloria Ayomide Olatuyi’
1 Corinthians 15:55-57
King James Version
55. O death, where is thy string? I grace, where is thy victory?
56. The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57. But thanks be to God, which give the us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ .