He Used To Give Me A Warm Welcome Anytime I Got Home- Eucharia Anuobi
It is over a year now that delectable and highly talented Nollywood Actress, Eucharia, Anunobi, bade farewell to her son, Raymond Ekwu.
However, in celebration of the memories they’ve built together, Eucharia had a memorial thanksgiving ceremony on September 9 with many dignitaries in attendance.
According to Eucharia, the relationship she had with her son transcends motherhood. It is akin to the bond found among very close close friends.
One year isn’t so long a time to forget the wonderful moments shared with loved ones. One year simply reminds one of the many things they probably didn’t realise would be woven in the fabrics of the memories shared.
Same for Eucharia. Nevertheless, despite the pain of her loss, she chose to be brave and went ahead to institutionalise the process of immortalising her son with a memorial service.
To her credit, it was an event that wasn’t marred by grief but it was an opportunity to celebrate the life of a young son who had the love of a mother who cared for him to the best of her ability.
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In an interview culled from the Punch Newspaper, Eucharia bares her mind on the deep void left behind by the loss of her son.
“It is not possible to overcome the trauma of losing an only child; it is a scar that will always be there. I don’t even know if I have the strength. People only tell me that I have the strength but all I know is that I am very fragile and weak. Forget the powder and lipstick, it is just a cover-up; it’s been days and nights of tears.” she said.
“I still miss him so much, especially when I have to drive home and I remember that he’s no more; he used to give me a warm welcome anytime I got home. I never nursed any fear when he was born. I need to correct a misconception. He didn’t die because he had sickle-cell anaemia, he died because the doctors made a mistake, but I don’t want to go into that right now.”