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In Search of My Dad; How It all Started…

In Search of My Dad; How It all Started…


Hallos… How are you guys doing?

So like I said in this Post,  I would be doing a sequel to a few of the story I started last month (as requested by some of you guys) so here’s the first, this is a sequel to Letting go; What you don’t forgive you become. You can take a minute to read that before continuing with this.

Not exactly sure why i’m doing this first, however I feel someone needs to be re-assured that once He’s has said it, it will make it happen, maybe not how you’ve thought it out or in your own time, but it will definitely come to pass and would be beautiful. Ecclesiastes 3:11

in search of my dad, how it all started
Myself, Dad and Sister

 I grew up not knowing my dad, my parents got separated before I was 3, and so my mom took us, (my elder sister and I) with her. So fast forward to 2005/2006 after the conversation I mentioned I had in this post with God, He asked me to go look for my dad. This was after I think I passed the Forgiveness test 😆😆

Was I excited about looking for my dad? Oh yes!!! I think at this point I had started to pray for him and kind of looking forward to the reunion. However I didn’t know where to start from. I knew I have a couple of step brothers and sisters which I hadn’t met.  So I asked my mom for directions to my dad’s family house in Surulere. Even though she gave me the details, she mentioned that she would be more comfortable going to see my Dad’s younger brother instead which I recalled we’ve gone to visit I think once.

The day finally came, after much prayers… I was on my way to Lagos with my friend Tayo with all the money we both had In search of my Dad. Hoping that when I see my Uncle, he would at least give us transport fare back, as we needed to be in Sagamu  (is a city located in Ogun State, near the Ibu River in south-western Nigeria) that same night for a ministration. ( but how dumb was that idea though 😂😂).

We finally arrived at Eleganza along Oregun road, it was such a relief after so much hassle. Met with the head of security as the initial guy I spoke with was a newbie and didn’t know anyone. He handed over a contact card of a Deji Ogunbiyi. However I was lead to ask if it was the same person with the ABC Initials.

My uncle has this funny initials and I think it fits him so well, cos he’s as easy as ABC. Wondering what his initials stands for? I won’t tell you keep guessing 😜😜 it would be a good guessing game though! what do you think?

(if you get it I would give you something terms and conditions apply though, and any of my family members, Tayo and Peju is banned from this game 😂)

Oya, back to the matter, the head of security looked at me and he was like No Way!!! You are asking me about my Brother, who are you? and so I explained who I was. He brought out his phone and dialed my Uncle’s number. The next thing I knew, I was speaking with my Uncle… He apparently was no longer with Eleganza and He stays around Sango-Ota Axis 😩😩😩. It was getting late and we needed to be heading to Sagamu, so we rescheduled. And because I didn’t want to start on a wrong footing, I couldn’t bring myself to asking him for money 😩😩😩

How we got to Sagamu that day ehn! wasn’t even funny, I think the little on us could get us to Sagamu Junction, or we probably begged sef  to get that money, and I think we *lapped* ourselves and walked long distance (All that stress for first impression😆😆😆). All that didn’t matter though, only one thing did; It was what my Uncle had said to me “No one knew where my dad was…” 😧😧

To be Continued!!! (am sorry I have to split this into two as it’s just ridiculously long fitting all that experience into a post)

Till my next post; Never Stop Trying.

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19



  1. Olubiyi Akinjide Timothy
    February 4, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Hnmmm nice one lara the story will surely encourage a lot of people who might be going through stuff like this. I’m with you all the way keep the flag flying.

    • LaraTESHOLA
      February 5, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      Brother Jide, Thank You Sir. Amen!

  2. Enkay
    February 7, 2017 at 3:33 am

    Split into two,just when I was beginning to really enjoy the story.
    As one who has lost her dad to death I do hope you find/found yours. Can’t wait for the rest of the story.
    Do stop by my blog when you can

    • LaraTESHOLA
      February 8, 2017 at 9:04 am

      😂😂😂 You are not alone on this one trust me, I have been harassed on a daily on this one 😂😂😂 The concluding part would be up soon. Please be subscribed so you don’t miss it. Off to your site as well. Thanks for stopping by.

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