Tribute to my uncle and best friend kwesi sainti Baffoe – Bonnie
The world was a little less beautiful on the 1st of February 2021. My heart almost stopped when i heard the news about the death of my uncle Sainti after a short illness. Words fall short in times like this. I have stared at my laptop for days now but just can’t think or able to put words together. My head is all over the place with grief. No combination of words could ever do justice to my uncle’s legacy or impact he had on the lives of those around him. My uncle was a delightfully selfless man who always put his family and friends first. My uncle gave everything and worked hard so his family were comfortable in every sense. My uncle’s determination allowed him to defy the odds and propelled him to the top of the communication industry. He gained administration respect and loyalty of all those who worked with and for him. My uncle was a charismatic person and a man of his word who led by example and actions. He was jovial but extremely strict. A true role-model for everyone in a leadership position. I have not only lost my uncle. I have lost my best friend. Nothing will ever be the same again. Nothing will ever fill the massive void he has left behind. All i can do is to pray for him to go to a better place. No farewell words were spoken. No time to say goodbye. You were gone before i knew it and only God knows why. My heart still aches with sadness. Secret tears still flow. What it meant to love you can never be replaced. If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again. I remember all the happy times. Telling you about my children sending you pictures of them growing up and their achievements your wonderful love for them. How you adored my daughter and treated her like a princess when she came to Ghana for the first time. Whenever you miss my phone call you would call me back and your salutation will be ‘my favourite Niece ” and i would laugh so much. You made me so happy. You knew the exact words to say me. You always said we had a special bond and so we did.You will never be forgotten i pledge to you today. A hollowed place within my heart is where you will always stay. Death is nothing at all. It does not count. You have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each other we are still.. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that always was. What is death but negligible accident?. Goodbye The Saint. I will always love you.