365 x 2 days ago I received a call telling me my father was no more.
It took me a while to understand what this meant.
Especially the fact that I ceased to have a person I can call Daddy
I can still remember what it feels like as a kid,
The feeling of a freshly shaved beard as you cuddle me
You wanted the very best for us and gave your best
You never spared the rod when it was necessary
A trained accountant, but you were also my English language teacher
Ensuring my essays were well written
I remember all the discipline you inputed
I now know it was part of the process and it was the best
Even when I did not get all I wanted
I now realise I've been given all I need, the care, the love.
Those who don't have it crave for it.
You were fearless and dauntless
You always craved for a better life
You gave your best
I know if you have more you would not hold back
Humorous, firm, strict, principled, disciplined, accountable are some of the words that describe you.
The truth is if I had another opportunity to chose again
My choice would not be different
A lecturer of mine would always say
To whom much is given, much is expected
You have given much,
I pray I will be able to give my children much more that I have received.
Thank God, We have an heavenly father.
He has always been there.
Words fail me to express my thoughts and feelings
But one thing is sure
We will always miss you. Dad.