Hello mommy! This is my love letter to you o, just you. Every other person is a crowd. You are the one I am writing to and there is a way I want this to go.
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Cheers to your name, indeed a ri eni ke, oluwa se wa loore, ni tori na oluwa to yin. Iya bi wura! Abiyamo tooto! You are a rare gift (Prof) Morenike Olutoyin, omo Okunmadewa, Aya Adetunji.
Cheers to your relentless, uncompromising love, nobody does it quite like you, everyday we are showered anew.
Cheers to your vigilante skills, all your night patrols when everyone is asleep. We hail you o, we can be rest assured all the doors are secured when you are home.
Cheers to good cooking, because of you, good food has never been a problem.
Cheers to being the disciplinarian, but it seems you’re going easy these days. Back then you used to be the original iron lady.
Cheers to your story telling, we love those time when you sit us down and let us journey on the wings of your words. We will treasure those stories forever. Thanks for letting us in on our heritage.
Cheers to all the sacrifices you make, we don’t see it all, we can’t see it all but we know and we appreciate you always.
Cheers to all the children you’ve raised all over the world. What a mother you’ve been!
Cheers to being the parent we didn’t like growing up, but look how we’ve come to love you, turns out you were the softest after all.
Cheers to shouting everyone’s name before realising who you really wanted to call. Haha. We like you like that.
Cheers to your writing, I think I got it from you.
Cheers to your brilliance! The prof herself, just raising standards everywhere.
Cheers to all your late nights and hard work, I’m glad it all paid off.
Cheers to all the times you escaped death in your early life, we are grateful God preserved you life till now. You see, indeed, oluwa to yin lori yin.
Cheers to being who you are, unapologetically. You made it alien for me to not simply be me.
Cheers to your independent Spirit! Is it not my mommy? There’s nothing she cannot handle on her own and with utter grace too.
Cheers to all the unapologetic hugs and kisses even when we act like we don’t like it (here’s a secret), the truth is we do.
Cheer to your walk, your ever so present confidence. I love it. You walk like you own the place, you walk like a queen. You’ve taught me to do the same.
Cheers to being young at heart, you’re the only 50 year old I know that still twirls like a little girl and embraces every opportunity to kiss her husband like a new bride. I have proof o, but I won’t show it here.
Cheers to all the things you’ve taught me, all the lessons you’ve passed on one way or the other, all the words only a mother can say to her own daughter.
Cheers to your love for family and traditions, to how you make efforts for us to do things together as a team! You are the glue that keeps us as one.
Cheers to not mincing words, to saying as it is, to always being the voice of reason and truth.
Cheers to your health, to all the bitter leaf drinks and cucumber. You taught us what an healthy diet looks like, thank you.
Cheers to being the enjoyment minister! Thanks for showing us the way, we local people. Lol. My mom is legit the only sophisticated person in our house. Correct babe!
Cheers to your gaming! Should I talk about it here? Let me just say that if you love to play games, you and my mom would be best friends in no time.
Cheers to being protective and proactive, I didn’t understand before but I do now. I am forever grateful and indebted to you. My future children thank you too, because if not for you, if not for your eye that follows me everywhere I go, I won’t be who I am today.
Cheers to your street sense, to slicing very price tag in half effortlessly. The market is your playground.
Cheers to your style, to looking sharp always. Your style screams elegance and class, your style screams “I know exactly what I am doing” and you do, you always do.
Cheers to your resilience, that never giving up spirit, that let’s fix it spirit. What a gift!
Cheers to your attention to detail, your meticulous nature has save my life more than I can recount. Praise God for that!
Cheer to your foresight, you know things before we see them, you see things before they come to be. We are so blessed.
Cheers to your extraness, to going over and beyond every single time!
Cheers to that gorgeous smile you dashed me! Thank you mommy!
Cheers to your love for the Lord, cheers to your pursuit of Him, you lead by example, I’m happy I have you as my forerunner and mentor.
Cheers to being the definition of diligent. My mother never gets tired, I still don’t know how you do it.
Cheers to your heart of contentment! Whatever you have is more than enough for you. I love that about you. Nothing stirs you to jealousy, you’re fine just as you are. I love that!!!
Cheers to staying current, you know things even I don’t know about the world. You are up to date, kudos to you o! You are the real deal.
Cheers to your dancing! Ah, my mother can dance and dance and dance, sometimes for no reason at all. May you continue to dance all the days of your life.
Cheers to being a woman of integrity, to refusing to compromise when pushed to the wall, to being strong in hard spots, to setting the standard for us all.
Cheers to breaking frontiers, to showing me that a woman can be and do anything she wants to do, to inspiring me to do more! I didn’t know women could be HODs until you did it! You’ve been raising the bar for eons.
Cheers to being a good manager of our home, I don’t think we would stand or survive without you carefully planning things out and looking after us.
Cheers to your handwriting, I’m so lucky I didn’t get daddy’s own. Thanks for providing a better option, I’m sure my future patients will be grateful too.
Cheers to all your prayers. May they always be answered!
Cheers to putting us first and showing it, even if all the world deserts me, I can be certain of my mother’s love and support, and that is enough to keep going.
Cheers to your quiet strength and wisdom, your subtle way of making sure everything runs smoothly, you are truly one of a kind.
Cheers to our friendship, yes you’re my mom but you’re also my good friend. You’re also my playmate. You’re also my favourite. Thanks for taking an interest in me and making an effort to get to know me. I know I’m not the easiest person to befriend, thank you for being patient and consistent, I know many other moms would have given up so I don’t take it for granted to your were keen on building a strong relationship with me. Thank you.
Cheers to your giving spirit! I know people often assume daddy is the giving one, but I’ve seen you give too much of yourself, I’ve seen you give when it was obviously unfavourable to you, I’ve seen you give despite yourself. To say I am awed is an understatement.
Cheers to all the random acts of kindness you show that I don’t deserve, all the surprise gifts and all.
Cheers to your unavoidable beauty, in and out. You shine ever so bright.
Cheers to your 50th year! Look how far you’ve come and you’ve only just began! I bless God for the gift you to us, we are indeed favoured by Him.
I love you forever Maami. I could never say it all.
Happy fiftieth birthday!
How far with the song we are downloading. Done? Good. Now is the time to play it and dance for me.
Be rest assured that I am dancing for you too.
PS: I had some help from Adeolu in putting this together. I’m sure Tosin sends her love too. We love you so much! Enjoy your day.