The last call


It has been a while since I wrote anything, in the time I have been away, I have said goodbye to a dear friend and also said hello to another child. Today I want to share the lessons I learnt from the last conversation I had with my friend who has gone to be with the Lord and next time I will share my welcome news.
You see my friend and I had this relationship where we could go years without speaking, not because of any issue but because of the busyness of life. We made sure we connected on birthdays so I was surprised when I saw her ringing me a few weeks after her birthday. I couldn’t answer her call but she called again and followed with a text to say “afua ring me when you are free’. Well am I glad that I rung her as she passed away a few weeks after that phone call.


The gift of life, when we have the opportunity to be alive, we need to celebrate everyday. After I heard of my friend’s death, I went back on my phone to read again every message we sent each other, I went through our last conversation, trying to remember it word for word. Let’s appreciate people in our lives, let’s give attention to people when they are talking to us, someday we may need to remember what they said to us.

Our telephone conversation started with us not being in agreement, my friend had some opinion that differed from mine, she had always had strong views so we disagreed on some issues but like true friends do, we ended the call on a very mutual note, we both agreed that we could do better in keeping relationships. We realised that sometimes we get so self-bsorbed and forget the world around us.

Another memory from that last call was that my friend had chosen what was most important: her relationship with her Saviour. This gives me much joy and much hope, that there is eternity after this life and where we end up after here is really what matters.

Finally my dear friend left me with this lesson that whatever we have doing, business, family, ministry, we need to start today because tomorrow may never come.
This is to you my dear friend Akua Nyarko Opoku, you lived and left your mark in our hearts. I celebrate your life and I ask that you rest well as you go on to be with your maker.

Goodbye till we meet again

For your consideration


Author: simplygyaps

Iam a child of God, a wife of 1 man, mum to 4 kids, a go to person, love building relationships. I believe in inside out kind of living, what goes on on the inside will eventually show up on the outside.

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