Monday, February 26, 2007

Mother dearest

Today's my mum's b'day. Happy b'day mummy. I would've loved to compose a heartfelt poem for her, but i just don't have the time to do that plus my creative juices need to be replenished (lol). What i write here will not do justice to my mum's personality. She's just too great. She believed in us (her kids) even when others didn't. If u're looking for women of prayer, then my mum must be amongst. Maybe the fact that her father is a bishop and she practically grew up in the church has to do with it. She truly prays and fasts without ceasing. Morning, midday, evening, middle of the night, every hour she does. I remember her always saying Prayer is a christian's weapon to fight the enemy. She'll tell us to pray now, so we don't have to P-R-A-Y (I don't know how to explain it better, u've to say it out loud to get it). I remember when my sister and i got admitted into Uni, my mum said she'd also start her Ph.D so that we'd all be studying together. We thot she was joking. She really did enroll and would wake us up to "pull an all-nighter" with her, whenever we're home on vacation. Yup! u heard, right holidays/ break from school, my mum'll still want us to study!
She's truly amazing. We talk about everything and anything, even boy-talk. Concerning our education, she was and is still always on top of that. Right from nursery school to uni, our classmates knew mummy. She was and is always there. I remember when my sis got admitted into Unilag to study Engineering, when my mum's done with her class (her Ph.D was in Unilag), she'd go to the engineering lecture hall to wait outside for my sis. My sister's classmates would then start calling out to her that mum's outside. That used to embarrass my sister. In QC and ISL they all knew mum, from the teachers to the students. Maybe the fact that she was a classroom teacher before leaving to work for the Lagos State Government has a lot to do with why she's always on top of the game concerning our education.
Did i also mention that mum's a stylish lady? As in, my Iya mi l'Eko (mum in Lagos) can dress sha. She has really nice and straight legs, so my funky mama even wears skirts and shorts that are above the knee to flaunt those hot legs. Come and see heads turning when she walks by. She's the disciplinarian at our house. Whilst we were growing up, of all the bible verses, her favorite scripture was "Spare the rod and spoil the child" in Proverbs. Imagine that!
She's such a pleasant woman and she has an aura that just draws people to her. In her society at All Saints' Yaba, whenever they're having their thanksgiving and they've to dance to the altar, my mum is the one that's always called to lead, 'cos the woman can "komole with reverse" (dance) like no man's business. Omo mehn! my mumsy has some serious steppings o, as in i don't know how she does it, as she's doing konko below, she's reversing at the same time (my friend, put ur imagination to work). My sister is my mum's exact replica. Looks like her and steps like her. I mean, i can't dance to even save my life. I just move, i don't even gyrate to the rhythm of the song (ChiefO aka Engineer Ayo can testify to that).
All in all, it's a blessing to have her as my mother and i wouldn't have it any other way. May God reward u bountifully for ur labor of love and sacrifice over myself and my siblings, mother dearest- Amen.
P.S:

OF had a car accident on Saturday. His car skidded off the road into a ditch and landed on its side that he had to get out from the passenger's side. Thank God he's alive and well. I feel so sorry for him 'cos this year has been filled with so many challenges for him (first it was his job, now this), but i know that he'll overcome it all and the Lord will come thru for him, in a way that even he'll be surprised himself. Funny thing is he has an upbeat attitude about it all. It's either that or he knows how to hide his pain very well. He's been bumped up on my prayer list 'cos the brother needs a break. It pains me that while i had the litmus test thingy (don't ask!) going on, he was battling with issues of his own. Obviously, that was a confounding variable that affected the outcome of the litmus test, hence no conclusion could be made.
Speaking of OF. Why can't we have a serious and decent conversation? Every time, we'll both be joking around and laughing at everything and nothing. I mean, i've serious, stimulating, enlightening and challenging conversations with others, but not with him. It's as if my brain goes to sleep when i'm on the phone with him. The real ME isn't being portrayed at all. Oh wells!
My dear egbon, Temmytayo please take it easy and whatever it is u're going thru that u need a break from, i pray that the Lord will make perfect everything just for you. His words will forever remain Yea and Amen in ur life.
Enjoy ur week folks.

18 comments:

Jaycee said...

FIRSSSTTTT!!! This dude has got u twisted all around his arms...lolll (**You've got it real bad this time Cherub**)...lollll...

Happy birthday to ur MUMMY!!!

DiAmOnD hawk said...

wait o...how far w/Jaycee being first now... take time o ... lol

anyways Happy Birthday to ur mom o... let me go back and read the rest of the post... u can kindly send me another box of ferrero rocher let me help u celebrate

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

JAYCEE, abeg i'm just being a Miss Nice. U know i'm innocent, right? There's no doubt that i've a soft spot for him. Thanks for wishing my mum a happy b'day.

U, this DIAMOND u're turning into an ole. Anyways, hopefully i won't get nabbed before i take down the pix i put up.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

That was such a beautiful writeup for your mommy.. you're lucky to have her as she is to have you... Hapy Birthday mommy Cherub!!! WE WISh YOU LONG LIFE, SUCCESS AND PROSPERITY!!! AND WE'LL KEEP OF IN OUR PRAYERS TOO

londonnaijachic said...

Happy birthday to your mama! may God continue to strengthen her and bless her.She would live to see the fruits of her labour.AMEN!

Desola said...

Wow! Ele suzie! Ele mummy! Mummy ti o common! Stainless mummy! Fashionable mummy!

Abeg! Your mum is too much ojare. See mummy's steppings on the lawn, the combo, every just mesh together. O ti dun ju!

Happy Birthday Mummy. Anything for the girls? Jollof and Eran dindin very plenty?

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Happy Birthday to your mum too - I can see from her pic that she is super stylish - and very very beaurifullllllllll. So her legs are fine too - you mum really is ehh a stunner.

ok this you of - we will keep him our prayers. so cherub what have you decided to do during this 40 days - cause you can see me Im doing something.

ps Im going over to miss D and jaycees blog to ask whem what they too are doing cause me I need partners....

bhookey84 said...

awwwwwwwwww sweet post, happy bday to ur mommy!

Omodudu said...

Happy birthday to our mum! Yaaay that sweet jollof rice o.

yankeenaijachick said...

Happy birthday to your sweet mama. She looks like 25. Am happy for you. That's good. Stay blessed.

SapphireAster said...

aww..how sweet of you...happy b-day to your momma!

ABBEY said...

happy birthday to ur mum o! wishing her many more to come!

LondonBuki said...

Your Mummy sounds wonderful... she must be :-)

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY TO CHERUB'S MUMMY!!!

ThankGod OF is okay and I pray things get better and better from this point onwards... AMEN!

Abymbola said...

awww...omo mummy,Happy Birthday to ur mama!!!

Teva said...

happy birthday mummy o! RSVP Rice please o! We need that correct naija food...LOL

Moments said...

HEY Babes....

HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!

It is well with you this month. God will indeed embarrass you with blessings this new month.

***

NaijaBloke said...

Happy Birthday to Mama Kokoro Ewa ...Many Happy Returns ..

I always know ur sister sabi wetin dey town and get game pass u ...LOL

Abeg carry ya bags and off to where OF dey to console him jo

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

@ALL: Thanks guys, i'll relay the messages to my dearest mum. Rice and Stew very plenty o, i'll hook u guys up.