“Had I Known It’ll Be The Last Time I’ll See You Or Hear Your Voice, I Would Have Begged You To Stay” -Toke Makinwa Writes An Emotional Posthumous Birthday Note To Her Dad


No matter where life takes you, the memory of the loved one you have lost stays with you.

Toke Makinwa will never forget how death took her dad away, she will never stop celebrating him, it is a pact she made to herself.

In an emotional Instagram post, she wrote her dad a posthumous birthday note.

She wrote,

Happy birthday to my first love ❤❤❤
I stood in the shadows, scared for my dear life, I stood in the dark too afraid to let you see me. I watched them gather around, I watched as they put the fire from your pants out.

You seemed ok, you walked right past me and all I wanted was a hug but I was too afraid, the darkness was my comfort. I knew my life had changed, uncertain what would come next.

Was it all a dream? Had I known it’ll be the last time I’ll see you or hear your voice;I would have begged you to stay. I would make good grades dad, I’ll be obedient, please stay.

See also: “They Joked About Dying Together, Perfect Ride/Die And It Happened” – Toke Makinwa Shares Her Parents’ Love Story

I would have told you how much I love you daddy, you broke down the doors with your bare hands so we could run to safety, that’s who you were. I love you but God needed you early, heaven couldn’t wait for you Caleb. I’ll honor you forever, even as you are no more Dad…..

Life hasn’t been easy without you but God has been faithful.
November 7th, a star was born
Always with me, always in my thoughts and prayers. Watch over us and pray for us too. #Scorpio

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  1. Esther Owem

    Esther Owem

    November 11, 2017 at 4:43 am

    This was said by toyin not toke.

  2. Deandre Coleman

    Deandre Coleman

    November 14, 2017 at 4:49 am

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