“Hello, I am Harry” I stretch out my hand towards her
“I am Dolapo” she chuckles as she shakes my hand
“You can call her smiley” Stephen said and she kept on smiling
That was the Dolapo I met 6 years ago. Fun. Friendly. Nice. God lover.
And that smile…
Yes oh! We didn’t call her smiley for nothing. Her smile could light up a dark room. She had a warm spirit and had a good heart.
I can’t remember the last time I spoke to Dolapo. Probably over a year. Or two. Not sure. Still, I remember it was laughs and hugs and cheer all the way.
I don’t know why these things happen and I doubt I’ll ever know.
I know you are in a better place. Way better than this place we live in. Thank God you don’t have to deal with NEPA wahala and Lagos traffic ever again! I am thankful that the only road you will have to work is the Streets of Gold. I am thankful that now you will rep Soul Rhythm in heaven, singing with the angels (I hope they give you a solo). I am thankful that weeping, sorrow, pain is gone and that you have gotten your Crown. Very thankful that instead of living under a government that is corrupt like ours, you are now under one that’s Holy and Pure and True. I am thankful that finally you’ll get to hold the hands of Jesus and behold the face of God.
More importantly, I am thankful for the opportunity to have called you friend.
So Dolapo. We will be fine. We are just sad that you have left us so soon. We love you and we will miss you.
Keep on smiling
Rest in Peace
Lots of Love,