Just less than 12 days after the passing of veteran actor, poet and writer, Adebayo Faleti, one f his children, Adeniyi, is praying for his dad to return!
The 86-year-old thespian died on July 23, 2017in his Ibadan, Oyo State home.
According to Adeniyi who was present when his father died, he late broadcaster had observed the early morning devotion with his family members when he woke up and soon after, told them that he prayed to God to send someone else to continue his mission as he was tired and longing for home.
Adeniyi said in an interview with PUNCH, “After the morning devotion, I helped him to the bathroom as I normally do, when he said he wanted God to send someone else to come and complete his work because he had done all he could do. He also said that he wanted to go home. Suddenly, I noticed that he was not breathing again.”
So, imagine his pain. To Adeniyi, who obviously could not grasp the fact that his father is dead, the only way to ease the pain of losing a dear one is by writing.
Therefore, he took to his Facebook page and wrote:
“You’re So Far Away!
My Dear father “ADEBAYO FALETI,
You are so far away and i miss you so much that the only way to ease my pain is by writing you this letter. I will be happy if someone can deliver this letter to him on my behalf.
Sometimes i think It would be great if we could store certain feelings in a little “Box”… I’ll explain: it’s not so bad to miss someone every now and then, but it hurts too much sometimes and the absence becomes unbearable. That’s how i’m feeling right now and that’s the feeling i would like to keep in a safe or in a little scented Box that i could open really quickly from time to time, like when you open a perfume or a lotion.
But i really wish i didn’t have to feel like this ever again. I wish you were always around, always close and ready to listen to all the affectionate words i have to say to you.
Come Back Soon father!” With Love
(Adeniyi Faleti)” (sic)