Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. 10:50am (13 hours, 10 mins to your birthday)
OPEN LETTER TO MY LOVE!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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,