IREEN MY WIFE
Sikota Sitali wrote….
Ever since my wife (Ireen Malambo Sitali) died in a road accident last year as she was coming from work, i spend each night crying. Our laptop had a short video clip she sent to me when she travelled to work from UTH during COVID as she was a nurse. In the video she is saying “bye bye love, you are always in my heart” then it cuts. I often put it on repeat whilest am lying down next to the laptop. The first few weeks, i would cry intensly but nowadays tears just run down my chicks until i fall asleep. I dream about her everyday. I took 2 months leave from work so as to recover but this, our 4 year daughter and other objects in the house keep reminding me of her.
Ireen was a simple and soft spoken nurse whose voice soothed my military mindset. We rarely argued because we believed life was too short and behold it happened. Being a strong believer in Christ, i do believe Ireen is out there, somewhere, looking down on me and our daughter saying we will meet one day. If i could, i would want her to tell me how i am going to take care of a 4 year old girl who keeps aking me where her mum is and when exactly she will come back. Little Sara doesnt know that her beloved mum is never coming back. Am usually speechless even though i know i must say something.
Today am deleting the the video clip and going to live at mums’ place for a bit with my daugter Sara. Its a way to help me move on and hopfully Sara as well.
Until We See You Again, Continue Resting In Peace Ireen Malambo Sitali