A beautiful piece written by my mother in celebration of my 21st birthday (18-02-1995). Enjoy… 💛
Dateline February 18, 1995…
Unto me a beautiful feminine gift was given. Fragile, but very beautiful. And I’m the custodian, for life! Wow! What a divine privilege. Over the next few years, as I began to unwrap this gift, I realized she was, and still is, a bundle of talents. Full of life, I watched as this gift developed and grew even more beautiful wings to fly. I monitored (still do, by the way! Lol!) the flight and to my heart’s rejoicing, the glide has been a great one. You know, I was never afraid of the flight. We prepared for it together and I’m grateful to still be a passenger on board. We’ve encountered mild turbulence, but the Manufacturer has made a sturdy carrier.
Zoom to February 18, 2016…
I bless God for making me the custodian of a young woman who recognized her onions at a very tender age. I’m grateful to her for trusting me enough to allow me be her best friend as she evolved. She’s one, and the first, of the two best gifts I could ever ask God for.
Omolajipe! (the name I gave to her at birth) yes, it is the child you call out to first in the morning, after God, of course! I’m most privileged to be your mother and friend. I’m proud of you, all you have ever been, all that you are now, and all that you can, and will, ever be. I celebrate you today as you turn 21, a fully developed gift in flight.
You have chosen a wonderful base for your future flights, being mindful of your cradle base. You have found a worthy recipient of your love and affection, a Chief Pilot. I’m grateful to God for this gift as well. I wish you bliss as you take off and land.
May God continue to shine His light brightly on your pathway that you do not stumble. Have a most beautiful day! Give yourself a great ‘adult’ treat! Lol! I love you!
Written by: Yemisi A. Ikuomola