Today, I am here with heavy hearts and bittersweet smiles to honor the life and legacy of a remarkable woman who graced my lives, my beloved late wife. As her posthumous birthday dawns upon me, I am reminded of the profound impact she had on each of us in the family, and the indelible mark she left on this world.
Her presence, like a gentle breeze on a warm summer’s day, brought comfort and joy to those fortunate enough to know her. She possessed a radiant spirit that could light up the darkest of rooms, and a warmth that could melt even the coldest of hearts. Her laughter was infectious, her kindness boundless, and her love immeasurable.
On this day, I celebrate not only the day she was born but the incredible woman she became. She was a beacon of strength, resilience, and unwavering love. Through life’s trials and tribulations, she stood tall, never losing sight of her grace and compassion. Her unwavering spirit and unwavering love touched countless lives, leaving an enduring legacy that will forever be cherished.
As I reflect upon the memories we shared, I am comforted by the knowledge that her spirit lives on within each of us. Her wisdom continues to guide us, her love continues to inspire us, and her memory lives on in the depths of our hearts. Though she may no longer be physically present, her essence is interwoven into the fabric of our lives, a constant reminder of the beauty and fragility of existence.
Today, I pledge to honor her memory by embracing the qualities that made her so extraordinary. I will strive to be kinder, more patient, and more compassionate. I will cherish our loved ones a little more tightly, recognizing the preciousness of every moment. And above all, I will carry her love forward, like a torch in the night, illuminating the path ahead and touching the lives of those I encounter.
So, as I do today, let us remember her with smiles instead of tears, celebrating the life she lived rather than mourning the one she lost. May her posthumous birthday be a gentle reminder of the joy she brought into our lives and the love that continues to surround us. And as Iblow out the candles on her behalf, may her spirit be forever enshrined in our hearts, lighting the way as we navigate the journey of life, knowing that she is with us, always and forever.
Happy posthumous birthday, dear wife. You are deeply missed, but your memory will forever be cherished.
-ESV Olugbenga Collins Rotimi