General News of Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mrs Valentina Acheampong, wife of the late Kwadwo Asare-Baffour Acheampong (KABA), has described her deceased husband as the flawless man of any woman’s dreams.
This was contained in her tribute during the final funeral rites and burial ceremony for the late Asempa FM presenter in Accra on Saturday, December 16.
Valentina, also a broadcaster, with Accra-based Class FM, indicated that KABA “made fatherhood effortless and a sight to behold. You made me the happiest woman. There was never a dull moment with you. You were the perfect husband anyone would wish for”.
She said she could not still believe that her husband was dead, however she takes “consolation in the fact that you are in the bosom of our Lord. I am glad you knew the lord”.
KABA died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on Saturday, 18 November 2017 after a short illness. He was the host of Ekosii Sen on Asempa FM.
Below is the widow’s full tribute :
“Good morning MaryVal Happy anniversary! Wow, So soon it’s been a year. A year of God’s love, favour, mercy and abundance of Grace.
Exactly a year today you formally agreed to be my wife and me your husband. I’m grateful I chose you and you chose me: you know why; because in the last one year, I’ve had no reason to ask why I married and to you. As far as I am concerned I made the right decision.
In the last one year, God has also blessed this family with the miracle baby Nana Yaa. What else can a man ask for in marriage?
So as we mark this milestone, I want to say thank you for choosing me. But it hasn’t all been a smooth sailing experience. We’ve had our own peculiar challenges and even through it all you stood by me……sicknesses, financial, my family, my mum, and most of all from me.
I know you sometimes complain I don’t listen to you or that when you speak I don’t let you finish and I cut in I know sometimes it’s bothersome to you. I promise to make amends. Forgive me if I hurt you in any way.
In the years ahead, I can only promise with God’s help to be a better husband and a father in all spheres.
There’s only one thing which lacks in our journey, getting closer to Christ. We must take steps to formalize our relationship with him again soon as we leave this place God willing to our house.
There’s only one thing I ask of you; don’t give up on me Don’t give up on us Never stop praying for us- Myself, Yourself and Nana Yaa.
When I go wrong please correct me Have never stopped loving you. Ours was not a mistake It’s the envy of all Let’s guard it jealously If I were to be asked again the same question KABA do you take Valentina Ofori-Afriyie as your wedded wife? I’ll answer that a thousand times, Yes!!! Happy anniversary MaryVal Love you’’
This is what you wrote to me on our anniversary and how come the dream has been cut short? You are an exceptional human being. God-fearing, lover of God, humble, respectful, tolerant, understanding, smart, and caring no wonder the first word that came out of Nana Yaa’s little lips was Dada.
You made fatherhood effortless and a sight to behold. You made me the happiest woman. There was never a dull moment with you. You were the perfect husband anyone would wish for.
I can’t believe you are gone but I take consolation in the fact that you are in the bosom of our Lord. I am glad you knew the lord.
Me Kwadwo as I called you and your response was MVOAS the abbreviation of my name. Fare thee well sweet Joe.
I promise to continue to pray for us, can you also promise me you will do same? What should I tell Nana Yaa when she asks of Dada? Me Kwadwo can I ever stop asking WHY?
But I take consolation in the word of God in the Bible in your favourite book Philippians 4:13 which says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me…
I will also teach Nana Yaa to memorize Philippians 4:19 which says …and my God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus. I will also remember to tell her what a wonderful father and husband you were. It’s unfortunate we couldn’t have more, but like everyone tells me the Lord knows best. You will continually be in our hearts.
Thank you for being a huge part of my life. My Husband, My friend, My Love, rest well in the bosom of the Almighty!!!