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“For me, To Live is Christ, Die is Gain” Read Damilola Famakinwa’s Tribute to His Late Wife, Tosin

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Nigerian lawyer, Tosin Famakinwa, nee Phillips, passed away on the 15th of June 2015, leaving her friends and family in a cloud of unimaginable grief. She was a beautiful 26 year old who touched the lives of people around her. Everyone who knew Tosin said she always had a smiled and strived to make people around her happy. Tosin was passionate about the law, and blogged about it – trying to break down the technical aspects of law for the layman.
Tosin’s husband, Damilola, has written a beautiful tribute to his wife of 6 months. Grateful to God for the time they spent together, Damilola shares this glowing insight into the woman he married and their time together before she went to sleep in the Lord.

We pray that God will continue to console Damilola, as Tosin rests in eternal peace.

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Oluwatosin Oluwayomi, hmmmmm, my darling, my sweetie, Blessed and Highly Favored one as I always called you. There is so much to write but I will have to be brief, so that there is space for others in the tribute. You know me very well, I can fill up the space for the whole tributes.

Where do I begin? I will begin by saying that even if God said this will happen ahead of time and asked me if I will still marry you, I will say a Big YES.

You were so many things to me Oluwatosin. You journeyed with me on the Path of Purpose and we achieved together. We stood by God’s Word even when people thought we were crazy and were out of our minds. As I think of our journey to marriage, I see as God saying, ‘you both followed through’ like many in the Bible did. How such is rare in this day and age. It was all because we tapped into God’s Grace. It wasn’t by our strength.

Oluwatosin, in Secondary School you topped your class always. At the University of Ibadan you finished with a 1st Class. In Law School again, you had a 1st Class and even when you were to find a husband, you also found 1st Class husband (Let me praise myself small like you always did, Hahaha). The Spirit of Excellence was always upon you. I learnt so much from you. Even at work, I remember how committed and dedicated you were to your work. I was always amazed and you really motivated me with my own work.

Oluwastosin, people who have not seen me in a while are all saying that I have put on weight; little do they know that I had rest of mind with you and then our little secret: you waking up ahead of time before we had to leave the house/prayer to make me breakfast to take to work. My colleagues always teased me about my food flask and always praised you continually.

Oluwatosin I am not about to disrespect any lady but I have never met any lady as content as you are. You were never in competition with anyone. The things of this world never caught your fancy. You will never make any demands on me for anything because you always knew that when we needed whatever, God always provided for us. We saw his provision countless times.

In our 6 months together, it was only one night we went to bed not happy with one another. I remember we both didn’t sleep well because we had agreed that we must settle every dispute we had before we slept.

Oluwatosin I always told you, in jest, how I looked forward to bathing for you. You’d always laugh and say no way, no need Dami; but Tosin at least I got to do it before you went to sleep in the Lord. This might be too much information for some people but it was part of the fun we shared with one another.

Oluwatosin there is so much to say ooooooooo. Will I be able to step into our house again my Darling? I remember how you will call me from the kitchen that food was ready or when you wanted me to do something for you.

The night before you went to sleep in the Lord, you didn’t sleep all night because you had spent the whole day sleeping. You told me so that means I too cannot sleep because you couldn’t sleep. I was so tired but you managed to keep me awake. I am so glad I stayed awake with you and was with you all through the process.

Oluwatosin, our wonderful Father raised Lazarus from the dead. As I spent 5 minutes with your body I said that to HIM. However, I said Lord not my will but your perfect will be done. Countless times we prayed during the period; so many others prayed as well and I know HE answer prayers.

Even medically, the best doctors attended to you, but God allowed this for a greater reason that we don’t have the full picture now. Earlier in the day He filled me with this River of Peace I have never experienced in my life and I thought it was to let me know you will be okay; but it was for what was to happen. They tried to revive you but they couldn’t. You were yearning to rest in the Lord and so you left.

Oluwatosin mi, I take solace in the fact that you are in a better place. You are resting free from every kind of anxiety, worry, stress, temptation, and the list is endless.

Oluwatosin, to live is Christ, but to die is gain. In your last few days, you will have this look in your eyes to me like, “Dami, I am going” and I will be asking you if you are okay, but you always responded that you were okay.

Oluwayomi you brought a new lease of life to me Darling. Encountering you changed my life and I will always remember you for this. You helped me pull through to the next level and very important phase in my life. You were like an angel sent but I am glad and happy to say it that I served you as well to the best of my abilities. I think I am beginning to say so much.

Your family is now also now my family. Your parents said I am now their second son and I am so proud to belong to such a family o! They have opened their arms wide to receive me and I have gladly accepted it.

Oluwatosin if not for you, I will never have believed that a couple (i.e. your parents) can be so in tune with God’s will in this current world. Your parents, since I met them, have shown me what it is like to live for Christ continually and not according to what the world dictates. They have done and exhibited things I have only read about in the Bible and you trust your husband I have quickly learnt and I’m encouraged to also do the same and even much more.

I am forever grateful to our wonderful Father for you and will forever be grateful to HIM for you. I have met many ladies and Oluwatosin I dare say you stand out.

You were a virtous woman to the core and indeed a Proverbs 31 woman – in fact if not greater. Oluwatosin I keep realising day by day that you fulfilled purpose within your 26 years. I have gotten a new understanding of purpose. It is not how long,  but about doing what God says you should do at the different times he will expect you to do them.

Oluwatosin we shall meet in Heaven. I indeed look forward to our final resting place where the saints of the Most High God will be for eternity.

Love you loads Oluwatosin. (I am sure you will be proud of me because as I wrote this I didn’t cry but at different intervals I have cried o!).

101 Comments

  1. lamide

    August 4, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Extremely sad and heartbreaking. May her soul rest in peace and may God grant her husband and family the fortitude to bear the loss

  2. Moyo

    August 4, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Hmmmmn, May her gentle soul rest in peace. I pray that God will continue console her husband, parents and family. Amen

  3. Andallen

    August 4, 2015 at 9:17 am

    So touching, continue to rest with the LORD oluwatosin, and God comfort your heart Dami. Is so well with you.

  4. The old man & the sea

    August 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

    What happened?
    So sad!
    Damilola i knew you when we worked @ Quintessentially Lagos & then you moved away to pursue a master’s degree.
    God be with you.
    Here take an e-hug.
    God bless you.

  5. divea

    August 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Awwww…this touched me a great deal. Be rest assured she is resting in the bosom of GOD.

  6. eudora

    August 4, 2015 at 9:30 am

    lost for words! RIP Tosin. May The Good Lord console you Damilola. my condonlences reaches out to you and family.

  7. mimi

    August 4, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Very very very touching… RIP Tosin. This makes me realize how short life is! And happy for her to have lived the last days of her life with someones who truly loves and adores her. I am sure she had lived the life she wanted. Though a shorter one! But who am i to judge the span of time she lived. We all are marching to rest in eternal peace! My greatest sympathy goes to the husband and the family.

  8. Nani

    August 4, 2015 at 9:31 am

    WOW! So touching. GOD rest her Soul in Perfect Peace, Amen.

  9. x-factor

    August 4, 2015 at 9:32 am

    whoa! God bless you Dami…
    Tosin lives on till the resurrection morning when we meet at the master’s feet to part no more !!!
    Isaiah 57: 1b-2

  10. Ifeoma

    August 4, 2015 at 9:36 am

    This is so sad!! Why do good people die??

  11. chido

    August 4, 2015 at 9:43 am

    So sad,6mnths in marriage,couple so in love,i have tears all over my face for this news,may God give the husband the ability to stay strong,.thank you Jesus I am grateful for life and I appreciate your mercy

  12. Dayo

    August 4, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Sooo heathbreaking,may her soul rest in the blosom of the lord

  13. Agbeke

    August 4, 2015 at 9:43 am

    so touching….Take heart Dami. may God rest the soul of your dear wife and give you the grace to carry on. Death where is thy sting?!

  14. The real D

    August 4, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Lord!!! my sister, also named Oluwatosin, went to be with the Lord on the 25th of July last year, It is simply amazing that just today for the first time i mentioned her to some of my new co-workers and talking about my sister made me realize that i still felt raw from it all and made me wonder if the pain ever goes away. Nevertheless, 6 months is a short time and I pray for this guy who happens to be my name sake as well that God in his infinity mercy will uphold you today and for the rest of your live. Death is a B-I-T-C-H!!!!

  15. Pam

    August 4, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Awww Dami this is beautiful. May the good Lord comfort, console and strengthen you each day. You are blessed dear and you will heal. Amen

  16. Adaeze Writes

    August 4, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Wow such love! May her beautiful soul continue to rest in God’s bosom and may her God grant her family and loved ones, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Amen.
    God bless you Dami for writing this..and may He wipe away every tear from your eyes.

  17. Phoebe

    August 4, 2015 at 9:48 am

    My eyes are filled with tears as I type this.. ‘O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    The Holy spirit the great comforter grant you (Damilola) succor on all sides.. Amen

  18. Leoleo

    August 4, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I never knew her nor met her, but it’s obvious I missed out on a very beautiful and precious Gemstone for not having that opportunity, The lord is your strength, my brother.RIP Mrs Tosin Famakinwa

  19. Zeal

    August 4, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Hmmmm, I saw u on July 31st at Aunty Bola’s surprise birthday parri, it was afterwards I got to know you had lost your wife. You looked so normal like nothing had happened. I pray you receive God’s strength and HIS divine grace to move on whilst retaining precious memories of her. God bless Mr. Dami.

    • Sunshine

      August 4, 2015 at 10:21 am

      He needs more of going out with his state of mind for the one he loved and shared future dreams with,otherwise he could lead to somthing else in his own life.Holyspirit comforts you forever.its well in Jesus

  20. Liop

    August 4, 2015 at 9:58 am

    ???please what did she die of? This is so heart-wrenching,what was thé cause?

    • Layo

      August 4, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      I was so distraught after reading this. I was looking for answers. Seriously I couldn’t understand why God will take away this kind of angel.

      I did a bit of a google search and it appears she lost a pregnancy 2 weeks before she died. I can only guess it got a bit complicated after the loss. I mean no disrespect in stating this and apologies in advance to anyone who feels so. I just genuinely think there may be people like me who need to know. I can’t explain the need. I just needed to know. To understand.
      God why? 🙁

    • tayo

      August 5, 2015 at 12:10 am

      I also wanted to know what the cause was. My sister also had such terrible experience, but she survived. may she rest in peace 🙁

  21. Mizzy

    August 4, 2015 at 9:58 am

    i culdnt hold d tears back as i read through, i dont knw eida of them but his love 4 her was clear in d words he put down. Rest in Peace Tosin.

  22. Dotun

    August 4, 2015 at 10:05 am

    God rest her beautiful soul.

  23. Tell-Them

    August 4, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Thank God she lived a purposeful life and people have good things to say about her. Its not how long you stay on this earth but how you touch people and the legacy you leave behind. RIP Tosin. God who is the great comforter, continue to comfort your family and husband.

    I feel for the girl going to marry Dami whenever he feels ready to move on.. The shoes are too big to fill. How many Lagos babes would wake up to make breakfast for their husbands on a week day??

    Me I cant do it o.. We both need our beauty sleep.. Shey you don’t know if I look jacked up to work my oga might not feel am presentable to meet our corporate clients

    • dee

      August 4, 2015 at 11:31 am

      Ummm, my sister does it. I can’t do it too.
      RIP beautiful one…

  24. Ms_O

    August 4, 2015 at 10:06 am

    So someone put up her pic as dp when she died. i was telling the person to take heart,may she rest in peace, it is well and all.. Little did I know that in a few days time, my lover,my bestie would be dead and I’ll be told those same things and realise how empty and unhelping those words are. So I’ll simply say dear Damilola, may the pain become bearable, may you get to smile and laugh more through the pain and her memories be evergreen. Rest in Peace Beautiful.

    • Andallen

      August 4, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Take dear, @MS_O may God comfort and console you. Is well with you dear

    • Idomagirl

      August 4, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Sincerest condolences on your loss. *hugs*

  25. Gezani

    August 4, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I am in tears………

  26. bellas

    August 4, 2015 at 10:16 am

    so so sad.
    what happened to her?
    may God rest her soul.RIP

  27. Paloma

    August 4, 2015 at 10:22 am

    heya this is so sad!

  28. bisfas

    August 4, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Good night .Sleep love till the resurrection day when we shall meet in the morning and part no more.

  29. Manb4real

    August 4, 2015 at 11:05 am

    The pains associated with the loss of a loved one is unquantifiable, how much more a spouse – someone that you are one with. It is only the Holy Spirit that comforts anyone passing through this kind of experience. I have lost my husband for a year and 6months now,the pains is out of this world,but I’m still alive. My own marriage was longer – 4yrs 9months, with 2 kids, though I sometimes feel it was too short, when I read this kind of testimony – only 6months, I only feel I’m being ungrateful to feel my husband left too soon. May God continue to uphold you,comfort and strengthen you, may he comfort all widows/widowers/orphans as no human can possibly do that for us,no matter the support they give us. We are indeed very grateful for all the support we get from pple around us, but it is only God that can truthfully fill that void. Take care dear, His grace is sufficient in weakness.

    • shenile

      August 4, 2015 at 11:56 am

      it not easy to loose someone you love greatly. i lost my brother after seven months of marriage. it was so painful and is still painful. I prayed all kinds of prayers for God to raise him again afterall he has done it serveral times. i am only happy that he left his mini to fill in the gap even though i ould have still prefered him to be around

  30. biols

    August 4, 2015 at 11:20 am

    may your soul rest in peace Tosin Phillips….. its just shocking that you are gone….. she was such a bright intelligent girl always assisting in our small groups in law school.
    may you soul rest in peace once again .

  31. PurpleiciousBabe

    August 4, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Hugs..
    Truth is: She did not want to leave.
    She held on but there is a but…..could be God had a better plan, could be that it was meant to be. Could be all sort of things. Could have happened sooner but God prevented it, Could be the devil who came to steal, kill and destroy but God could have stopped it sha.
    What I do know is you did not deserve this. You did not deserve to go through this.

    Here is a helpful tip: In our darkest we will have seasons of happiness(more like better days e.g. full of faith), sorrows, upliftments and then sorrow and then happiness etc. Its like a circle until time takes over and God too. You will have that moments but please write how you feel and post it to someone either a friend, pastor or counselor or you can simply pretend to post it. Get through each day at a time.
    Do not, I repeat shove your feelings down the carpet. Cry, wail, be angry if you want but please remember Tosin is happy she lived her last moments with you. Remember she was your own angel. Not alot of marriages can boast of what you both had and could have done with time. Laugh at the quirky moments and cry if need be.

    Tosin loves you dearly and would want you to be happy. Just remember that if she had a choice she would come back just like that. Live for you both.
    You have my sincere understanding and love.

    I give you big bear hugs,,
    I pray we will not know such sadness or pain as it can really really mess us up.
    God as you put our faith through test Lord please give us the strength to get through but please do not allow for untimely deaths in our lives anymore. xxxx
    We don’t want death until late 80’s……..

  32. Olushayo Ayobade

    August 4, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Dami this is beautiful. May the good Lord comfort, console and strengthen you each day. You are blessed dear and may the almighty GOD in his infinite mercies strengthen you my dear friend, been awhile, please when free bro, kindly hit me up on 09034385268 0r 08065468360, so we could chat, its painful I have to reply you via this, but truly your words have made an impact in my life. Remain Blessed Bro,Thanks Shayo

  33. Folake

    August 4, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Oluwatolatisin, I know you’re in a better place and that’s the only consolation. I’m so glad the family you left behind knows God cos half of the strength your friends got was from your husband and family. Damilola, may the Holy Spirit grants your comfort and peace which passes all understanding. Continue resting in the Lord darling Tosin. You will forever remain in our hearts. ????

  34. Angiee

    August 4, 2015 at 11:52 am

    “I will begin by saying that even if God said this will happen ahead of time and asked me if I will still marry you, I will say a Big YES’. This line in particular got me crying. This is a true and unconditional love. Glad to know she knew the Lord before this happened. Pray that God will comfort your husband and the family you left behind.

  35. Idomagirl

    August 4, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    This is so sad, may her loved ones find peace & comfort. 🙁

  36. ade

    August 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    hmmmm. She was such a sweetheart

  37. luchi

    August 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I’m typing in tears, so so sad and what a loss,rip dear.

  38. Jola

    August 4, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    She waa an Angel. This post proves it even more. Dami, please stay strong. X

  39. Owodeyi folakemi

    August 4, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Awww!!!!this is so touching,may her spirit continue to rest in peace and the good lord will console u

  40. fiona

    August 4, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Famaks, this really touched me. I pray to God that tosin rests peacefully with Him and for Him to guide you thru your healing process. May HE comfort your family and put a smile on ur face.

  41. anonymous

    August 4, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    May God grant her loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss.So painful

  42. pj

    August 4, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    The death of a loved one cannot be explained until its experience… the pain is so real, it’s like life is being yanked off your chest.

    When I think of how I feel about the death of my brother, seeing his body, I mostly almost immediately replace it with when he was alive. Sometimes even knowing they are in a better place does not console us enough.

    Its five years now, and the pain is yet to reduce every time I remember, I live with him constantly in my heart. But the prayer is the peace to live with what we cannot change

    The Lord will give you peace that transcends all understanding.

  43. Toluwa

    August 4, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Woah!am so touched.may God giv u fortitude to bear d loss dami.rest on tosin

  44. Ope

    August 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    This is so sad.
    She was such a lovely person.. May her gentle sould rest in peace.
    I pray our good Lord would continually strengthen and comfort you Mr. Damilola.

  45. Ola

    August 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Sorry Dami,may her soul rest in peace. This just made me so emotional

  46. Damilola

    August 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    My namesake….hmmm…what can I say…It is well with you in Jesus Name.God knows best….God will continue to comfort you in Jesus Name.

  47. Lade

    August 4, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Moved to Tears right nw…. .iono either of them.. Buh i feel the love yhu both shared …… RIP ma’am. Be strong dami.. Everythn has a reason

  48. vivien

    August 4, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    May Oluwatosin’ s soul rest in God care. May you find solace in the Word sir; her husband.

  49. Enny

    August 4, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    So touching!!! hmmm…… Mourning may endure for a night but Joy comes in the morning! Continue to be strong Mr Dami, God will surely compensate you! ( RIP to your Dearest wife)

  50. Fikayo

    August 4, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Continue to rest in peace, Tosin. We met just once during our call to bar but you were so nice and generous to me like we had been friends for years. You were helpful with information that others would’ve hoarded and even offered to help. It’s really sad that you’ve left this (sinful) world but we take solace in the fact that you’re resting with the Lord. May God continue to grant your family the fortitude to bear this loss. And to Dami, it can’t be easy but please stay strong. May God continue to be with you.

  51. lover of God

    August 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    OMG! I’m in tears…may you soul rest well in the lord Tosin.

  52. jumie

    August 4, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Omg! Am touched! Am almost crying…. 6months of pure love! may God help. Him.

  53. Halimat

    August 4, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Oluwatosin………
    Beautiful from the inside and out…….
    You were the definition of BEAUTY
    You were my neighbour in University of ibadan (at.annes) and I admired you everyday.
    You were so calm, subtle, nice, you had the fear of God in you, you were a giver, always had a smile on your face, you were a peace maker and the list goes on and on……
    May your soul continue to rest in peace Oluwatosin……
    You were an Angel on Earth

  54. fauzy

    August 4, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Very touchy but sad. Our Lord knows best.

  55. Tosin

    August 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    This is sooo sad. I cried reading this.
    God strengthen and uphold you Dami, may the HolySpirit of all comfort heal your heart and bring you joy that passes all human understanding.

  56. Sandra

    August 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    As I read this tribute,I felt a great heaviness in my heart as tears rolled down my check,though I do not know u Oluwatosin,But one thing I sure know u are a great woman..,U are only asleep because we shall all meet again at d bossom of d Lord…and May the Lord console ur family and loved ones…RIP Tosin.

  57. Tolz Abby

    August 4, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    So touching I must confess, pray dat d almighty God will console d husband nd her family members nd also grant dem peace like a river…….AMEN

  58. Tash

    August 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    …..Mmhn, it takes a certain kind of peace and certainly God’s awesome grace to bear and accept the loss of a loved one. You never forget them, its even hard to use the word “died” ! But it gets easier and the fond memories eventually surpass the pain of loss. Dami, God is with you -remain comforted by His grace. May her family be comforted too. I know this feeling

  59. Ada

    August 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    My God…I am lost for words..May her gentle soul RIP

  60. tina

    August 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    I don’t just no why am crying uncontrollably bcos I don’t even no either Dami nor oluwatosin but I guessed it’s because of d fact that I know from Dami’s write up that both shared true love and it’s painful that Oluwatosin had to leave.
    Dami, I pray that God consoles u nd d holy spirit will be your comforter in Jesus name.
    May her soul rest in peace.

  61. Oluwaranmilowo

    August 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Awww! So touching …..I dnt kW either of you tho! But may d peace of God that passeth all understanding fill the heart of her husband. May her soul continue to rest …. All is well

  62. Noms

    August 4, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    This is so touching.
    I had to check her out on fb and the tributes are so warm and heartbreaking.
    What will you be remembered for? This kept ringing in my heart.
    Dami, your wife was a good woman.
    May God continue to strengthen you n all she left behind and also give you someone to love again.
    P.S make it easy for the new lady you find ooo.
    God bless.

  63. soni

    August 4, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    hmmmm…how do i begin? Tosin Phillips like I always called you. it is still difficult to believe that you have gone to sleep in the lord. I fist met you during our attachment period during our law school days. Indeed the spirit of excellence upon your life could never be hidden. It was you who made me strive to be better at what I dis. it was your works that encouraged me to put in effort in my studies. you were always content, ever willing to help, always read teach and never had any reason to hoard knowledge. Indeed, your life was a blessing to all who knew you. My dear Tosin Phillips we are indeed consoled that you are resting with your father. If i have to reason why God wanted you too soon I just might say that because He wanted his angel by his side because you were truly an angel on earth. Continue to rest with the Lord my friend until we meet to part no more.

  64. FMH

    August 4, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Dami the Lord our God will continue to keep you strong. There’s no measure to the pain that comes with loosing a loved one. God be with you

  65. jide

    August 4, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Tilll he finds new love and live happily ever after and it will seem as though Tosin never was. Pele Dami. I give him a few more months

    • Layo

      August 4, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Why jide? Why?

    • bisi

      August 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Y r ppl just so mean, shut ur gobs if u have nothing good to say Mr Jide.

  66. Ty

    August 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Its my first time putting up a comment here and not happy that its about an unpleasant situation… Sorry about your loss Dami, i pray God gives you the strength to carry on.. Would also love you to listen to this song by Marvin Sapp ‘deeper’. I want you to know God is so much bigger than this. Thank Him for all that has happened even though it might be hard but please do thank Him. Do take good care of yourself.

  67. aaewhy

    August 4, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Beautiful tribute may the holy spirit comfort you mr dami and your family, it is well with you. RIP tosin

  68. Temitope

    August 4, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Hmmmm….. Thank GOD for the purpose filled life Tosin lived. Dami I pray for God’s continuous grace to comfort u in this situation. Thanks for this tribute – I actually would call it a “Testimony” rather than tribute – (As a wife myself, i’m encouraged by this story).

    PS- pls wht happened to her?

  69. Oluwatoyin Banjo

    August 4, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I lost my appetite for food as I saw this when I was about eating. Tears rolled down my eyes, and I was in pain. To God be the glory, sleep on beautiful inside and outside Oluwatosin. I pray for you dami that the Lord wil give you the strength to bear this great loss. You are a rare gem and wonderful husband.

  70. bee

    August 4, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    RIP pretty one..u are in a better place..The Lord console u Dami and all your family.

  71. Renate

    August 4, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Wow!!!!!! She died on my birthday. Hmmmmmmm I really wish I had the best words, but I pray God gives you the heart to bear this Dami. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

  72. Opeyemigeorge

    August 4, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    i read this and I cry,God knew why this happen.(Damilola my good God will comfort you)
    Sleep on beautiful Tosin. My thought goes to Tosin Parent May God heal there wound.

  73. Timmy Tim

    August 5, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Its amazing what life bring to us. June 15th was my birthday, while celebrating someone just lost a loved one. RIP Tosin the life you impacted on earth will linger on.

  74. Lady Jameson

    August 5, 2015 at 7:46 am

    The Lord is your strength.. May you be covered with sufficient grace and comfort ?God bless your heart Dami and may your wife’s soul rest in eternal peace xx

  75. Well wisher

    August 5, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Dami, God of Heaven will grant you grace to bear this loss. Please, let us keep on getting closer each day to God till leave here too to appear before God. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (KJV) 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. The fact is life is short and death is sure. It my prayer that God will comfort and console Dami, family members and others. LET US BE READY FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD.

    • Well wisher

      August 5, 2015 at 7:53 am

      We do not pray for untimely death, but we cannot query God!

  76. Jimoh Olayinka

    August 5, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    God gives us the beautiful gift of life. He gives us the free will to live and enjoy. He gives us a chance to fall in love. He gives us the opportunity to start a family. But then there comes a time when death plays in cruel role in taking all this away from us. So God gives us the chance to smile on the memories we have. He also gives us the chance to meet our dear ones in heaven some day again. My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your wife.

  77. girlwithalbinorelatives

    August 5, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Hmmm! Tosin Phillips! I cried for a whole week when I heard, even though we were not that close. You were a shining star, a rare gem and your life was such an inspiration. Nothing anyone has said about you is a lie. I pray for strength and divine comfort for your entire family. Sleep on in the Lord.

  78. Tade

    August 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    It mai first tym puttin a comment here nd am nt happy cz it abt an unpleasant situation. I read this nd I cry, God knew why dis happoen may d good lord continue 2b wit u Dami nd sleep on Oluwatosin…

  79. ADDY

    August 5, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    REST IN PEACE OLUWAYOMI

  80. Tomiwa

    August 5, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    *sigh* it take a level of strength to write this way with such intensity, so soon after. Her purpose has been served. I pray God gives him all he needs to carry on to the end.
    Rest in the Lord Tosin. You have touched lives, and may those lives also touch others- an unending chain of Grace.

  81. kolawole

    August 5, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    What a life, what a beauty. So touching
    Rest in the Lord Tosin. The lesson here for me is that, no matter how short we live, we should make it count for good with Christs help.hmmm

  82. Olamide

    August 6, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Dami aka our teacher i trust the Lord will comfort you and console her family.

  83. Francis

    August 6, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Lovely piece of writing…shows how special she was. Rest assured she’s in a better place now. Her mission on Earth must be complete now since God chose to call her. May we all find such women in our lives, and also be deserving of them. May the good Lord bless her soul. Amen!

  84. oluwasola

    August 7, 2015 at 8:33 am

    So touching!May her soul rest in peace……

  85. Olaton'rewaju

    August 7, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I can’t help these stream of tears flowing down my cheeks, its so painful, to hear/read this. @26 and 6months of marriage, oh dear Lord comfort her loved ones, her perents and especially her hubby. She was so beautiful (from inside ou), well, In every thing give thanks.

  86. Oluwatosin

    August 10, 2015 at 6:49 am

    WOW! Continue to rest in peace my namesake. I never know you or your hubby but I’m really touched by your hubby tribute. His love for you was true love. I can’t hold back my tears as a mother, daughter, sister etc. Damilola please take heart and I pray that the lord almighty continue to be with you and the rest of the family during this hard time. O ye olorun, aye oloja.

  87. Abike

    August 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    This is really sad and touching. May her soul RIP. May God console her husband and her family. Tosin is been remembered for all the good things she did and how much she loved God, what will you be remembered for? May God help us all.

  88. Ifedayo

    November 21, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I was just laying on my bed, and I remembered my dear Tosin…and then I stumbled on this beautiful tribute from Dami. Thank God for your life Tosin. I used to tease u and say “first class brain” because you approached everything with great wisdom. I was glad you and Dami “finally” came to visit a few weeks before you went to sleep in the Lord’s bossom (after several months of both of us trying to fix a good time to see). We had so much to talk about in the few hours we spent together on that day. By the time I heard the news of your transition, my daughter was still enjoying the big carton of caprisone you brought for her.

    I have missed you so much,and I pray that God will be with Dami and the rest of your family. I am certain you are in a better place, and I pray your soul continues to rest in perfect peace. Till we meet again.

  89. Damilola Famakinwa

    January 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I know this is coming so many months after but just want to appreciate you all for all the kind words, counsel and prayers. GOD bless you all indeed.

  90. Anon

    June 15, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    May she continue to rest in perfect peace.

  91. dennis queens

    June 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    dear mother…live on..rest in perfect peace

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