By Adunke Olatunji
To my Visionary Mom
I celebrate you my extraordinary mother. You have made such a difference and created so much good in my life! I celebrate your smart mothering, your clever, creative methods of gently molding your beloved child into your vision of me: A strong capable adult, an unselfish person of good character.
I celebrate your boundless physical and emotional energy…loving me, leading me, supporting me, lifting me when I fall. I celebrate the best thing about my life…having you as my mother.
Every day since I was born, my mother cared for me. Now that’s a lot of caring, as anyone can see.
Without you, my special loving mom, I would not be here. Yes, I owe it all to you, Mom. From when I was young, you encouraged me in everything, and tried not to let me fall. Throughout my life, your care brightened me each and every minute. You loved me and enriched my life, and I’m so glad to have you in it!
A mom who gave her all to raise me right, a mother like the one I want to be. May every second, minute, hour, day and year of your life be filled with the kind of comfort, security, and happiness you give unfailingly to me. Without you, there would be a gaping hole in my life, an emptiness that only your love can fill. Thank you Mom for all that you do and for the extraordinary person you are.
Love you mama mi owon.