I love you…always!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. 10:50am (13 hours, 10 mins to your birthday)

OPEN LETTER TO MY LOVE!

My Hadassah,

Words fail me to describe who you are to me, what you mean to me or the kind of woman you are. I met you in Great Ife and I would be forever grateful to God who made our paths cross. What would my life be like without you in it? It’s a rhetoric question because I don’t ever want to know, feel, experience or even imagine the answer to that.

I cannot remember the precise day, month or year we met, but I would assume it was in 2004. You became my best friend in October 2005, agreed to walk life with me April 29th,2007 and made it legal June 25th, 2011.

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I have always told you and I mean it when I say it, that after the gift of JESUS, and the FAMILY I was born into, you’re God’s GREATEST gift to me. Thank you for saying YES to me. Thank you for saying I DO at the altar. Thank you for loving me.

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Daddy and Mummy named you Titilope Adetola Oladepo. But when I met you and you agreed to become one with me, I named you Didun and Hadassah. THADA, you have brought sweetness into my life. Many times I gaze at my life, from the outside, and wonder why God was so gracious to give me you.

Thank you for bearing Eriifeoluwa, Ewaifeoluwa, and Eniifeoluwa. They are indeed our rewards from God. I feel cheated though as they all, as at now, seem to look so much like you. But we both know you are the finer of us, so,I joyfully concede defeat on that! May they grow to be more beautiful than you are, inside and outside.

Thank you for choosing to marry me, when all I had was THE CALL OF GOD. Thank you for believing in me and the vision enough to say YES when there were ‘more qualified’ suitors. Thank you for seeing beauty in me when many ladies of that time saw little or nothing. THANK YOU Hadassah!

I remember like yesterday the times we ate biscuit and drank water to bed. I remember when I had to wait for you to bring home your food from Health Plus, which you kept to share with your hubby because there was no money at home. I remember when the ministry had to ‘borrow’ from your salary to bless lives and pay for forums. I remember…

Recently, when burglars made us leave our house, I remember watching you carrying little Samuel at your back, holding one of the older two and carrying other things, walking the road with me as I held the other and other belongings. You slept on the floor with me without EVER COMPLAINING for almost two months. How can I say THANK YOU?????

You’ve never questioned my authority as head in our home, even when some decisions boomeranged. You have submitted to me and honoured me in the fear of the Lord. I will live all my life honouring you dear for that and more.

MINE Family has become our family. The days of Dream Center at Ajuwon were pivotal for us. You adopted several teenagers, making sons and daughters of them. Plenty cooking everyday, even when many of them did not appreciate your efforts and a few even threw it at your face. What manner of woman are you! When members of MINE TM around the globe celebrate me, it is you they are actually celebrating!

The God, that I serve continually, BLESS YOU and KEEP YOU for me and the millions of souls tied to you. MINE Teenage Ministry is where it is today because of God, my supportive parents, amazing partners, members and YOU! THANK YOU Titilope.

Should I talk about your meals that keep me salivating and expectant? Should I talk of how devoted you are to my satisfaction in that area I cannot mention because of minors reading this…lol Should I talk about the fact that you are my stylist or that fact that you are my “barber” in lay man terms. You cut my hair with almost precision. What would I do without you!

When God decided to give man, a help, MEET, for him, HE knew what HE was doing. My love, you are THE HELP, MEET FOR Oluwatimilehin Adigun. None else could and would ever come close. Just looking at God’s choice of you is a reminder that GOD IS GOOD!

 

“I AM SORRY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME!” Those are words you have heard many times. I hope never to have to repeat them but I am certain I will because I am human. Titilope mi, I apologize for EVERY single hurt I have caused you, known or unknown to me. I NEVER INTENDED TO, in words and/or deeds. Again I say, I am sorry! Please forgive me. All you deserve is happiness, and that is what I am committed to giving you as long as you live!

In a few hours, the world would be joining me in celebrating you, a VIRTUOUS WOMAN. I want you to know, before they start, that no one appreciates you more than I do. I appreciate you with everything that makes me me and I LOVE YOU more than I ever thought was possible.

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Thank you for being my friend, best friend, sister, nurse, prayer partner, cook, ‘barber’, assistant, partner in ministry, greatest cheerleader, lover, mother to our children, partner in sowing…and more!!!

Eri, Ewa and Eni love you so much. You are the best mother they could have ever wished for. In their growing years, they will tell you so with their own words. IT IS EVIDENT TO ALL. You’re an amazing mum, my dear. Thank you for putting your family first when you quit your job two years ago to be with us. Our lives are MUCH RICHER because of your sacrifice and God is sure pleased with you!

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You’re human and not perfect. You’ve hurt me too (not as often as I have hurt you though) but I do not take them to account because LOVE covers all.

We would be six years married next month. I do not know what God has planned ahead in details but I am certain the plans are GOOD and BEAUTIFUL. And I am eternally grateful to Him that He has stamped it that that future would feature me and you FOR LIFE!!! That is SIMPLY AMAZING!

And in the spirit of WORLD VIRGINITY DAY, thank you for being my VIRGIN BRIDE. It has been ‘divine’ learning and experimenting together. We entered our home as amateurs and now we are… (lol)

My topmost prayer to God in recent times, and I know it will top the list until I see Jesus, is “Father, please make me the best husband to Titilope and make our home an example for the church and world to emulate.” And holding on to Mark 11:24, I KNOW I HAVE IT!

I will end my Open Letter here, sweetheart, trusting and relying on God, to help me LIVE OUT even more than I could ever express the LOVE I have for you!

Thank you for being mine.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY in a bit, my look alike!

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I love you! I Love you!! I LOve you!!! I LOVe you!!!! I LOVE you!!!!! I LOVE You!!!!!! I LOVE YOu!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU NOW!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU ETERNALLY!!!!!!!!!!

GOD BLESS YOU THADA!!!

Yours in breath-taking love,

Ifeoluwasimi

221 thoughts on “I love you…always!

  1. Mercy Tunde-Yara

    Ó ga ju! Hmm! Pst. Dr. Love! I love the ending of this open letter ooo… ;D “Yours in breath-taking love”. Gehn gehn! I must marry a poet ooo 😀 Ìfé yìí le. Ó strong ju! God bless your home and ministry more and more Sir. Many hearty cheers to Aunty Titi. Long life and prosperity Ma!

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  2. David Otaru

    Oh My! i refuse to faint! Am speechless right now, but i must talk too.

    You’re just amazing in every way Sister Titilope, you’re kind, you’re loving, you’re extraordinary beautiful inside out, you’re a warrior, you’ve got one of the largest heart i know, your smile ehn, OMG! Its heavenly, melt sorrows and gives life…What else can i say again ooo? This beautiful, highly classified and awesome letter Uncle Timi wrote about you got me to picturized every single line…mehn…its WOW. God BLESS you ma’am for your RAW LOVE and sacrifices in the body of Christ, in the life of Pastor Timi and extension. Seeing you gives me hope that sooner, i will cross path with my OWN HADASSAH and THADA so i can write her BEAUTIFUL piece like Pastor Timi…lol…Happy Birthday to you Sister Titilope Adigun Virtuous Oak.
    Today, i confer unto you my very own Honourary Degree of Abiamo totor (A True Mother), and you broke the record of being the youngest of them all to have this HONOUR, because i have VERY few people who i’ve conferred this HONOUR to, and the youngest before you is 50 years…loool…I just don’t call people Abiamor totor, but you have done exceptionally beyond what i could think of. This HONOUR means alot to me…lol

    Uncle Timi, God bless you BIG. My couple crush

    Dear Future wife, wherever you may be on earth, and if God says you are here and you’re reading this, biko chingum (superglue) Virtuous Oak oo and if you’re not here, i pray God hasten our link up so i can take you to the TiTiMis.
    Till then, i will chill and keep sipping my tea.
    I LOVE YOU!!!!

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      1. David Otaru

        Now am blushing….Am still learning oo, and i learnt the act of writing by reading La Conferencia and all your articles since the inception of Mine Magazine, but ehnn, i misplaced my pen; still looking for it though so i can continue in the good old path Jeremiah 6:16a

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  3. opeyemi

    this is simply beautiful . happy birthday mrs titilope adigun ..i knew you two back in fggc oyo on one of the ecu visit (2005 or thereabout)i can remember meeting with you on one of the visit before we eventually lost contact.i cld remember i was nursing this dream of studying pharmacy then.keep soaring in christ .his grace will always be available for you.happy wedding anniversary in advance .

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  4. Oluwapelumi

    Whao!!! Mouth was opened till I stopped reading this.

    Its really inspiring and outside inspiration it calls for a wish. I could not have wished for any thing but I wish God builds me like this and even more as a woman. Tho I dont know Mrs Adigun as Past Timi Adigun being a prolific writer,I am sure now of knowing What mummy is made up of.

    My earnest Desire and Prayer is that the Lord will keep this bond of sweet Love and the enemy will not destroy it.

    It is worth emulating not just for sisters alone but for brothers too. How many can write this openly for generations to read?
    God be with you more..

    # Love you all Timi Adigun and Family

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  5. Adedoyin

    Wow, really glad I didn’t miss out on this post. God bless your home. I must say I hv a thing or two lessons learnt from your write up.

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  6. praiseamos

    Ok…oo…now all my prospective suitors come to uncle timi for lessons…this is so beautiful….God bless you dad and mum…..better and brither days every second….thanks for teaching me how to value me….m forever indebted….God bless you. And….happy birthday mum. I love you.
    Your most daugther, some where in the heart of cross river state.
    #praise

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