A Tribute in honour of the memory of my beloved father
… the greatest supporter of this Lifestyle Blog as read at CITAM (NPC) Valley Road Church, Nairobi on Wednesday, 13th June 2018…
Daddy, you called me your “twin” daughter because of our physical and “hyper” personality resemblance. We enjoyed similar passions in life – media, reading, writing, fashion and inspiring people. I hope you know how that makes me feel – proud to be your “twin” daughter, a spitting image of you! You gave me wings and taught me how to fly, you made me soar with the eagles.
Watching news together, reruns of your program Professional View which at times I must admit that I found rather boring as a child but at the same time made me feel so happy to be sitted next to you trying to understand “adult” stuff, checking that we were all dapper for Sunday School, celebrating together making it to “our”’ dream high school, the great Alliance Girls High School, random visits to check on me at J.K.U.A.T., driving you all the way to Kisii for the first time in my life, walking me down the aisle with Mummy on my wedding day, being the guest of honor in the official launch of “our” blog website www.wachanikwambie.com these are but a few of the memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. You were omnipresent and an engaged father. I thank God for you Daddy, I thank God for your life. You challenged me to upscale this blog and make it more professional looking and I did.
Challenging me to use the talent that God gave me to the utmost, wise counsel given so freely, sharing my joys and sorrows, long phone calls with lots of laughter and sometimes tears, checking on my littu family – The Champ, your dear grandson. How dare I forget the highlight of our family year – the special “mbuzi” from Isinya every Christmas of my childhood. Christmas will never be the same without you, Daddy.
Daddy. I admired your strength through adversity, sheer determination to be the best version of yourself – how you made it from a school in rural Kisii to university in the biggest economy in the planet all by yourself; in times when there was no internet connectivity, with no godfathers still surprises me. Soaring to great heights in the world of Pharmacy, winning presidential awards- self made.
You left me with a treasure trove of happy memories and instilled in me the love of God to keep me going, I know that I never walk alone. You have raised the bar so high Daddy with your accolades and for me my greatest success in life will be to make you proud.
Death is not the end of a relationship, you will always be my father and I will always be your daughter. Rest easy Daddy, my greatest mentor, my hero. You have left me big shoes to fill as your eldest child but I assure you that your daughter “Kwambie” has your back. As you soar with the angels up above, we will carry on with your legacy as a family and you will be proud of all of us when we meet again at Jesus’ feet. I will always love you.
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever;it’s loveliness increases;
It will never pass into nothingness.”‘
© Kwambie Nyambane,
The Best Lifestyle Blog Kenya – Nominee BAKE Awards 2018
Foot note: The new look website and official launch of the www.wachanikwambie.com blog was graced by my beloved, wise, handsome and dapper father, the late Prof. James Nyambane Ombega, OGW as the guest of honor on Saturday, 17th December 2016 at one of Kwambie’s favorite hotels in Kenya – The Radisson Blu, Nairobi. In attendance were friends and supporters of the blog, it was a happy day with cheer, merriment, good company and awesome food. We are inspired to be one of the Best Lifestyle Blogs in Kenya offering world class content to all our esteemed readers and followers in honor of the memory of the high caliber person that was Kwambie’s dear father. Keep it here, always.