"Teach us to realize the brevity of life that we may grow in wisdom" says the Holy Bible in Psalms 90:12(NLT).
Good evening friends, welcome to my first diary post in @steemwomensclub community for 23/03/2021. Our Pastor's wife, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olaiya's birthday happens to fall on this day. It was a joyous celebration as she turned 50.
woman of substance
Prior to this day, her first son had arranged a surprise cake with me for her. So on the birthday eve in the evening,he came down to my place, a stone's throw from mission house where they stay.
Here's me decorating the cake.
He came while I was almost done. So I finished with the cake, he took some shots and did snapchat videos with the cake. He really liked the cake. This gives me joy .I am happy when my customers are pleased with my service & product.
On the blessed day,it was celebration galore. Around 1 am, He sent me the video on WhatsApp how he presented mummy with the picture frame he did for her and the cake. Mummy was extremely overwhelmed; she wasn't expecting it.
Later in the morning, around 9am, mummy's friend ,Olori (wife) and Otunba Ajayi (chief,her husband) came from a far distance to give her a surprise celebration. After the celebration,they explained that they had left home since 6am.
They came in two jeeps with a team which includes the saxophonist,talking-drum drummer and a host of others. They brought a big cake, a designed throw pillow, party popper,balloons etc for her. Cakes become two for her. They also came with breakfast of bread,fried eggs and tea with drinks and wine for everyone present.
another surprise cake!
It was a beautiful one,she wasn't expecting them at all in the morning. Olori had requested for address the day before that she would come in the evening on the birthday. Alas! They came surprisingly in the morning.
Later in the evening after service in church, it was another round of celebration. Mummy was celebrated again. The Choir sang for her,members rejoiced and danced with her. Blessings and prayers were said.She was deeply grateful to God for the gift of life. There was photo session with her. And the cake was cut.
Refreshment were served. Pastor asked me to share one of the cakes to everyone - apparently one made by me, but they hadnot yet known. Later they got to know that I was the baker. Mummy complimented on it.
Everyone returned home joyful. The atmosphere was lit with joy and excitement. We are deeply grateful to God for her life. And more celebrations with giving of gifts waits till Sunday.
mummy and her first daughter
She is a wonderful woman of God, supportive, friendly , accommodating and compassionate. She is beautiful too😊.
And she's a great mother and wife. We can't celebrate her enough.