Mothers are everywhere but exceptional mothers are hard to come by.
You are the most amazing woman I know. The sweetest gift from God, your strength is certainly from him.
There is no way I can ever really thank you for all you did for us nevertheless I have made it a habit to keep reminding myself of the various sacrifices you made while raising us.
You lost sleep cause of us, every night you would check up on us at least twice before morning. You would check if we were all breathing well, wake us up to pee and ensure we don't sleep carelessly (your exact words were " a girl shouldn't sleep carelessly") and cover us up from the cold and mosquitoes. We heard your murmuring every night and thought you were a weirdo until we eavesdropped and found out you were always praying.
When things were really tough and we had to go to school, you gave us your clothes without batting an eyelid. I thank you again and again for this mum.
You were and still are an amazing guidance counselor. You constantly counselled us on the right path to take and dotted on us like the mother hen did her chicks. "Coun Owoo" as we jokingly call you, I can never forget that evening when you called Oyinkansola and I for a very important discussion and you dropped the bombshell......"which one of you is no longer a virgin?" Please tell me so I would know how to tell your father..loooooooooool....This makes me laugh so hard each time I remember it.
When I got deployed to Benin for my NYSC I cried so hard cause I really wanted to be in Lagos but you followed me to Benin, Oh dear Lord! you carried my big box on your head while we walked the long road at Ogida barracks to locate the house I was going to stay. Again I say a very big thank you...
When I decided to quit my job for a full-time masters program, your support was exceptional. My former boss mocked me, a few others did too but you encouraged me through it all ...Thank you so much mum.
When I was getting married you went all out to make the day a memorable one. You embraced Bola like he was your son, now you refer to him as the "olori ebi" or your "first born"....Bless you mum
You showed me a new dimension of your love when Stacey came, you went as far as changing my sanitary towels, bathing for me, washing my underwear...wow! you are simply the best mum, you just kept saying "pele Ajoke".....again I say a huge thank you..
I could go on and on for the whole year and not run out of words. You are an amazing daughter to grandma and grandpa (God rest his soul) and a wonderful big sister to Aunt Lola, Aunt Taye and Uncle Alaba.....I am definitely speaking their minds. All your friends have lovely things to say about you. Above all you are a super amazing wife to daddy (he is blessed to have you).
More than anything mum I pray that God satisfies you with long life and good health to reap the fruits of your labor. You will age gracefully mum, all the diseases associated with growing old will not come close to you. You will not loose anyone of us as the Lord liveth.
Thank you so much mum..I celebrate you today and always.
Happy Mothers day mum.
I love you so so much!