Go best friend, that’s my best friend!
It’s my mummy aka my bestie’s birthday today and I’m so, so happy! Who would have thought I would get this close to her after all the fights and arguments that we managed to have at every turn. I’ll admit that I am very stubborn.
My mother, Bolanle Odujole is my best friend as she is one person that knows me like the back of my hand. For example, she always knew that being in the sciences was not for me. Thank God I’m retracing my steps gradually.
I love you mummy, you know I do and I’ll give anything not to make you sad or angry with me.
As I write this, I’m not sure what direction this article will take but all I want to do is pour out my heart. I don’t have plenty money yet so I can’t buy car so I’ll use what I have (my words).
I think I’ll make this a “Things I’ll like the world to know about my Mummy” post. From her habits to the reasons I love her.
Here we go:
I can finish her thoughts: I started this thing with her recently, completing the words still forming in her mind. I can totally carry out conversations the exact way she would, word-for-word! It takes years of practice to grow into the type of clown I’ve become.
She loves taking pictures. O de wa ya mi now meaning “Come and take my picture now”. During our trip last year, I got the full taste of her love for photos. I don’t blame her though, there are not so many 50 something year olds that look as hot as she does.
She loves, loves sweet things. I know most people believe that as you get older, your sugar intake should drop but my mummy has managed to circumvent that rule. You see, when it comes to pouring sugar inside tea, cereal and the likes, she is very moderate. All of that flies out of the window when cake, chocolate and sweets are involved. Slow and steady, she would satisfy her sweet tooth.
Her strength amazes me: If I end up being half the woman she is, my home will indeed be very, very blessed. Many things have happened, are happening but she draws strength from God and that helps her to keep being the best anchor for her family.
Her resourcefulness is out of this world: Those that are very close to me know some of the things I am up to and the most important one right now ehn, I won’t have achieved anything if my bestie didn’t push and prod. Doors that would have remained closed to us were kicked open by this woman who always found a way to say there must be a way.
Her love is very patient and long suffering: If I start to elaborate on this point, WordPress might send me an error message that I have passed my boundary. So many I’ve found ways to hurt her in the past knowing or knowingly (her words) but she just finds a way to release them and their offences. In my growing years, I was very rebellious and stubborn but my bestie does not hold any of it against me. Even her siblings can testify to this. Her mantra, Family is all we’ve got
There are still so many reasons ehn but I’ll stop there and save some for Mothers day (the both of them).
Take a look at some of our fun moments and say a prayer or two for my mother.