She was born at a time when society thought that a girl didn’t need to go to school for she would soon be married off
“All the other girls who were sent to school got pregnant”…she was told but she cried and cried and her older brother did manage to help her further her education as best as he could.
Her educational journey stopped at the level of what was then known as Modern school
Still she went on to work and make a living helping and supporting her family
Maami was there at the birth of my two kids. She was holding my hands in those tough birth pains
Maami cleaned the tear i had after birth until it healed
Maami is a prayer warrior…everyone of us- myself and my siblings know that she is always on her knees praying for us.
I have seen her pains; i have seen her battle health challenges; i have seen her weep but remain strong. Through it all the Lord had helped her.
Oh Maami is not so perfect, she is still human
She can be very stubborn but wise too in her own way.
Maami, is 70years old on planet earth today. She says: “I didn’t even know that i could make it through 40, 50 years…now i am 70, i can only give thanks to God”.
Maami,we love you and celebrate you today. May your strength be renewed and may your life be sweeter.
Memories from family photos:
Love: Bisi & Yemi, Bimpe & Ayo, Deola & Tayo, Tayo & Agnes, Ronke & Kenneth, Sesan