As the day draws to an end,I take sometime before I jet off to snooze land to reflect on the many wonderful women that I have been opportuned to meet,women who have beautifully colored my world with their love,warmth,resilience,strength,grace and courage.
First of all my mother,who has been an example to me in so many ways,who has taught me never to give up inspite of challenges.the woman who empowered me to be a woman who can fend for herself without having to look for employment anywhere,I say thank you.
Then sister letichia,my headmistress in primary school who always had a ready smile for me,especially when I was still settling down into a new school,thank you.
Then mrs babalola,my principal in secondary school who was a mother in every ramification;she taught us at st annes the proper conduct of a lady:sit up straight,be kind,how to pronounce some really hard words.she did her best to bring out the diamond in the charcoal many of us were.
Then my wonderful sisters bolaji and bolade who believed unwaveringly in me when I was just starting out as a seamstress,they believed I could sow anything even after spoiling many many clothes.I became what they believed eventually.thank you
To my wonderful friends who have become my sisters:mrs olowookere,she's a rare gem,a woman of destiny who's virtues I cannot begin to extol.mrs akinyemi,bolaji owolabi,oluremi doyin,seun ajayi...they are my day to day heroes.they may not have built houses for the poor but they radiate hope and love everywhere they go.
To the founder of worldpulse and the many super women who give their voices to the voiceless,you have made my days beautiful and fulfilling.thanks for giving us a platform to speak.thank you.
And to the many wonderful great women whose stories I have heard,which have encouraged me and geared me towards doing that which I desire to do,whose stories cause stirrings within my heart,thank you!
You have and are still all doing so well,take a pause,raise ur glasses..cheers!. I celebrate you all Thank you!
Take action! This post was submitted in response to International Women's Day 2013.