Its like yesterday that you left us, so lost, forlorn and confused that we did not know what the future held for us but I can still remember your last words that it was going to be “ok.” That you know we your kids will succeed. Today that like yesterday is 25years mama and indeed we have come a long way. I woke up this morning , saw todays date and realized 25years have gone since your demise. How time flies and how we miss you so much every day.
25 years down the road it was not a smooth road but what has kept us was all that you gave us, mama. You gave us weapons that prepared us for the not smooth journey we had to face, you prepared us indeed and we are grateful because the encounters we have had not many families would still be standing as one, if they go through even half of our experience.
We are grateful for the one glue which you gave us that have been the stay for our strength the glue called “love” which have kept us together. I remember your words to us as kids, that when ever we do not stand in love we would be like a single broom stick which can easily be broken by an enemy but united as a full broom bunch, none can ever break us.
Mama! can we ever say you were right. You were absolutely right, we have fought many battles, we have slipped, we have fallen and gotten up because that is what you taught us to do, never to remain on the ground but to try again. We have failed many times, we even failed you by being careless and letting you adorable Emuobor to slip through our hands in death. The pains is still deep in our heart but what has strengthen us is that love you taught us to hold unto.
Our ship was rocked but love we found is the everlasting grip that can move even mountains and that love you believed in and spread even among your siblings. You loved your family and that love today shines through the Agbaratuwa’s family.
You taught us everything about life, and what life is all about. You were beautiful inside and outside, patient, loving and tolerant. You spread smiles and peace where ever you go while you were alive. Never one to hold a grudge, you were hard working and believed that the secret to success was dreaming, working and believing by having faith.
Mama! you taught us your kids our alphabets, two, three and four letter words with the queen primer even though you never went through the four walls of a school. You dedicatedly monitored our progress in school, checking our books after school and helping with our home work. How it came like a surprise to us that you taught yourself to read to help us.
You lived a short but touching life and today our strength and faith is in the foundation you raised. 25years but we still miss you so much and always will. Thank you God for this wonderful woman that was our mum and today we remember her and say continue to rest in the bosom of the lord Comfort Memrefewane Agbamu nee Agbaratuwa.