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77 And Ageless!!!

How can a unique day like this go by without being celebrated? October 27, 2017 when the BEST MOTHER IN THE WWW CLOCKS 77!

Well, here is a special message for a person with a big GOLDEN (stealing my aburo’s adjective) heart and a lot of courage – who has been there for me through thick and thin, tolerates me and holds me near even when others can’t. My BEST friend, my PRAYER WARRIOR, my SISTER, my ROCK, my CHEERLEADER, my CONFIDANT, my ANGEL, MY TWIN!!!

Ageless beauty

Ageless beauty

Where do I even start? You have held on to me when waters were stormy. My sun wouldn’t rise and my skies wouldn’t be so blue if not for you. You gave me wings and made me fly, after every failure, you encouraged me to step up and try again till I won. You made sure my siblings and I always had the best and are always the best, you instilled in us a background money cannot put a tab on. From Apata to Calabar to Maiduguri to Ijebu-Ode, you made sure we were good. You sacrificed soooo much to ensure that. May you enjoy more of the rewards of your sacrifice mummy. Amen.

I continue to learn a lot from you mum. You taught me to focus on goals and forget the rest. You taught me no matter what, to ALWAYS hang on to God, and that, has never failed me. You taught me to always reach out to others. You taught me the art of giving without expectations from the receiver.  You taught me to be strong and independent, and I know you question yourself at times if you made a mistake to raise a self-confident and super-independent lady. Well, mum, the answer is NO! You did a marvelous job! Thank you Ma Mere.

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In your warmth, I have always felt safe and secure; because of your unconditional love. I sometimes wonder about your commitment to others which always inspire me. Your sacrifices for every child you come across motivates me, and I wonder times without number, if you would have been happy had you chosen another profession. I understand when your many children, especially from Cee-Cee Playgroup and S.H.P.S (I better recognize you belong to us all, before they hunt me down. LOL) glow when they talk about you, and I just say to myself – Ain’t I lucky? Yes! I am mum, I know it and take it for granted NOT.

For all my worries, your love has been the ultimate cure and for all my life’s pain, you have been the ultimate balm. You have always reminded me the importance of brushing off scars and always have a word to keep me going even when the word is a pill hard for me to swallow. 🙂 You taught me not to live my life based on what detractors think, and to always put God first in all what I do.

Your fashion sense is tops! I really need to have a recount of your age. Are you really 77 mum? I need to start some serious Novenas for God to give me your genes. You are BLESSED mummy.

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As a wife, mother and grandmother, you have been exceptional. You deserve recognition which is way above the rest, because you are a mother that stands the test of time. I am eternally grateful to God for using you as the ship that anchored me to this world.

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For your love of God and His creations which you have taught your fruits, thank you! For all the times that I forgot to “thank you”, for all the special, little things you do mum, for all the prayers that keep us going, for all the words that sometimes go unspoken, I am saying  I LOVE YOU MUM….. I REALLY DO….THANK YOU! I know I got the BEST MOTHER in the lottery of life, and I am glad. Thank you for always being there mummy.

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As you clock 77 today, may it be the continuation of all the wonderful things God has in store for you. May you live longer to enjoy the rewards of your sweat. Amen. Eni eleni ko ni gba ise yin se ooo. E ma jeun omo pe ninu alafia, emi gigun ati idunu ni agbara Edumare. Amin Jesu.

Yippee!!! 77 years young and still fabulous!

Happy 77th Birthday “Mrs. Ibirogba!”

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 Love you Ma Mere. You are the BEST!

About VTI©

Valentina is a self motivated mother who has always committed herself to the service of humanity. In her quest to help in this wise, she has tales of personal experiences. Her challenges and successes which are always ongoing, and she'll be sharing with you without reserve. - Olusegun Idowu


  1. Happy birthday to you Ma lbirogba. Agba yin a tunbo kale ma. May you continue to eat the fruits of your labour in good health. Amen.

  2. Happy birthday Mummy! Many more happy returns. Eepe fun wa ma😊

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