Since I started the Mothers Pampering Series, my antenna to any news about impact-making mums has been on an all time high so it was no mistake that I stumbled across Top Radio OAP, Wyse's tribute to his mum on her birthday and it got me gushing.
This is because most men don't come across as emotional but it seems good mothers actually get them all lovey-dovey which is why Madam Adenike Adebusola Awe is making it on the Mothers Pampering Series Hall Of Fame today.
Wyse is one of the most hardworking OAPs I know and personally, he was one of my first teachers who helped chart my path into the media world. Below are his exact words in describing his mum which I find very deep and worth reflecting on.
"I came by God through you many years ago and I have never regretted my channel and source of entry into this world.
You gave, are giving and will still give everything you have and you are to make us happy because you are a true Abiyamo to o to! (a true mother)
I grew up watching you live a life full of the Fear of God, in total surrender to his will, ways and directions. I see the hunger in your eyes to see us succeed, the passion in your life to ensure all is well with us, the faith in your eyes to tell us all will be well with us, the few spanks to keep us in line, your soothing words of advice and encouragement that echoes in our heart and resonates in our minds when you are not physically present, the love that remains a background tune even in your scolds.
A true mother with a tender heart and a woman with a man's heart. Your journey is sure still filled with plenty of Joy because that all that surrounds you.
You will live many more years in good health and age gracefully with peace of mind, e De Jeun Omo lagbara Olorun"
N.B Watch out for the next Mother I will be celebrating….you want it to be your Mama? Send me an email at (firstname.lastname@example.org) with her picture and details about her and let the whole world celebrate this woman who birthed you.