Valentine’s day has never been the same for Denrele Edun who lost a dear friend, Goldie on the 14th February, 2013. In remembrance Denrele visited the late singer’s graveside as does every year.
Below Denrele’s tribute to late Goldie:
GOLDIE: Closed eyes, heart not beating but a Living Love!
I promise to carry on with our contagious smiles,
The same one that would light up a room the minute you walked in.
I promise to laugh and continue to never take myself too seriously,
I promise to love harder and forgive faster.
I promise to be content, in every sense of the word.
To be thankful for the air in my lungs,
and the EIGHT years I was blessed to know and understand you, OLUWABIMPE SUSAN GOLDIE HARVEY.
I promise to try and have a bigger heart (larger than the one I already have) as you always told me to.
To be selfless.
To know what I have, and know what I can give to others who are not as fortunate.
I promise to grieve that absence of your physical being for only a moment.
And then I promise to set you free.
I promise to never give up on others but when I get to breaking point, Kick their asses to d kerb as u always told me to!
I promise to be a friend and a confidante as you were.
To be a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on or a set of ears to simply listen…
And I can promise you this…
I have always promised to open my heart to you when I fall in love and when I fall apart.
When I eventually get married and become a father (U always said I was excellent with Kids and I would spoil mine rotten).
I promise to let you hear every giggle and feel every hug.
To know every new heartache (Yes o, still the hopeless romantic that I am with recent heartbreaking stories that you would have loved to hear!).
and let you be there for every triumphant moment…
The most important promise I can make,
despite all my excesses and Gemini madness,
A promise that carries the equivalence of all the rest combined is this…
I promise to make you proud….Heck yeah, World Domination is still our portion (I’m still working on everything we spoke about, pushing harder than ever, never relenting…)
With all that I am,
I love you everyday and now I will miss you everyday.
23:10:1981 – 14:02:2013.