at I missed you and still wanted to visit you in Ghana, soon. Now, I must reconcile with the fact that you can no longer be there to greet me with that big beautiful smile, infectious laugh, warm embrace, and aroma of FuFu with peanut butter soup that I grew accustomed to during our seasons at Ohio U. The image still is so vivid in my mind.
I remember how proud and honored I felt when you asked me to help decorate your apartment and standby for the surprise welcome of Darkoa and Kwaku as they arrived in Athens for the first time. They were reflections of all that I loved about you. I was their brand new American uncle and no one could tell me otherwise. LOL. Thank you for the way you nourished my spirit. Oh, and I promise to do a better job at staying connected to them. :-)
Writing this has been a bit difficult but I am forever grateful for having shared time and space with you in this life. Perhaps we will meet again when I, too, join the ancestors. Until then, I wil