You Were The Best Friend I Ever Had- Renowned Clergy, Lawrence Awojobi’s Stirring Tribute To Wife, Ranti.
IT’S A YEAR AGO!It’s exactly a year ago, I remember the painful event of that horrifying Thursday morning of June 16, 2022. The event was the sudden demise of my darling wife ‘Ranti.
As if it was a joke, a call came to me while I was on a project which we had planned together in Ago iwoye that I should quickly be at UCH, Ibadan that an accident had occured in Ibadan which involved my wife.
I became worried and in a jiffy I found myself in UCH, Ibadan but only to be told that she had passed onI was totally distraught and couldn’t process the message as it was way in excess of what my mental capabilities could cope with until when Mr. Onibiyo and other neighbors in her Community came into the hospital that I broke down in tears and I said “O pari”(it is finished).
I have tried severally to accept that you’re truly dead and failed but the only conviction I have is that for over three decades you shared out of my life there was no time you travelled this long and so I’ve come to understand the reality that I will never see you again in my lifetime until eternity.
I’ve been asking God why did he take you away when he did. I shall not forget you and your legacies. You taught your Children to be moral, kind, respectful and responsible. You showed them love and leadership as a mother.
You were the best friend I ever had because you speak the truth always.Almighty God please grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
l pray you o Lord for your continued mercy and grace over all of us she left and may your perpetual light shine on her.