“We went from planning a wedding to preparing for a burial” ••
A Facebook user, Ben Chuks Ihionu took to his page to share a heartbreaking tribute to his sister, Olivia, who died in August after she was swept away by flood in Anambra State. He wrote;
“I’ve been dreading to post this as I keep hoping and wishing that it’s all a horrible nightmare. I can’t believe you’re gone. To think we went from planning a wedding to preparing for a burial. I will miss you terribly. Sleep on sweet sister. I’m sure you’re in a better place. I love you and I will miss you Kaka” he wrote.
According to another tribute shared by a family member, Celestine Ebubeogu late Olivia bagged two masters degree from a university in England, underwent the compulsory one year NYSC program with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Abuja and was hopeful of an employment offer from the organization:
I experienced a deep loss last night.
Uchechi Olivia Ihionu unexpectedly pass away at the age of .
Uchechi was a lovely and vibrant daughter who has been taken away too early and so sudden. She was my mother. She was my favorite. Uchechi just got engaged to a young handsome gentleman she so much loved. We were all looking forward to the wedding this December.
She announced to the world her engagement and on daily basis reminds all the joy of being in love.
Here was a child who had it all. Beautiful, intelligent and virtuous. Her smile would melt steal – her laughter could wake the dead. Back with two masters decree from England, she served in the CBN Abuja with distinction and was so hopeful of an employment offer from the organization.
She had a lovely family – blessed tremendously in every facet. Trained from her first cry to blossoming to be great. She had it all covered. The world was at her feet. Literally nothing would stop her.
She was my photographer last Wednesday during my brother’s inauguration. And a million pictures she took for me. There and then was the last sweet smiles offered.
Her last post yesterday on Facebook was some pictures and her sad expressions on the family poisoning death in Okija. Never did she know our first post the next day would be of her own death.
The very last of many comments she made on the family picture I posted yesterday was “My people…My Family…”
Was she saying Goodbye?
We cannot know for certain how long we have here. Did she had a premonition? Of recent she was so powerfully prayerful. Exuding gratia.
I am so proud so proud of her spirit; but little did we know that God had planned a rude shock for us. …and she was taken in His Adoration presence at Uke.
God you have a way of shaking our resolve. But we take solace in the fact that we live to die.
Smiling today for the cries that tomorrow will bring.
We are so proud of her and know that she’s in peace.
Uchechi, my dearest darling, we will miss you forever and can’t wait for the day when we can be together again to laugh, share, hold each other and say I love you.