FORMER First Lady Christine Kaseba has eulogised her late husband President Michael Sata, who died a year ago today in a message to mark the first anniversary since his death.
In the remembrance message, Dr Kaseba, who dotingly referred to the late head of State as “Bashi Chilufya” or “Ba Mikaeli”, has also thanked God for President Sata’s life, saying it touched many souls in different ways.
“We thank God for giving you to us. Everyday is a constant reminder of the good and bad times we went through, the loving and sharing, the giving and caring. I miss your jokes and Bemba sayings. With fond memories, I remember how we stood together facing those difficult situations till we conquered. Oh how I miss my friend and confidante,” she reminisced.
She also remembered one of Mr Sata’s favourite Bible quotes – Luke 23: 28, which reads: “Weep not for me but for yourselves and your children.”
Dr Kaseba said the scripture has come to pass that she and the children have been left to cry for themselves.
“It has been a painful year, full of hardships, trials, tears and sorrows. I search for you and find you not, wake up every morning reaching out for you but the harsh reality of your permanent absence haunts me and I cry my silent tears hoping that it is just a bad dream and one day I will see your face,” she reflected in part.
She thanked numerous friends and family that have supported the family throughout the year, saying the support and care have been a source of strength and hope.
“Through it all, I have learnt to trust in Jesus and I have been amazed at what faith in God could do,” said Dr Kaseba.