Saturday, February 13, 2010

leggy's family valentine


valentine in my home has always been a big thing.
summarised, valentine in my household is a day when us siblings are always nice to each other, my mum takes us out to a restaurant and quits using us as slaves and my dad pays us to keep loving him.
see? everything works out and everyone is happy.
so for this valentine..im going to make my family my valentine.

-my dad- maybe i would have prefered money to all the attention daddy paid me over the years. all of my classmates envied my relationship with my dad..i thought he was a stalker, they thought he was caring...i thought he was obsessed with me, they thought it was charming.my dad has always been there for me..to shout at me, to torment me, to tell me to eat, to threaten to put me into a fattening room, to make me a very confident girl. my dad made the girl i am today.
daddy always talks about humility...everytime i tell him my result at the end of each term, each semester, he always says 'please dont let it get to your head, be humble'. if ive ever met a humble man in my life its my dad, my dad would go to a cousin's wedding and help them serve regardless of having sponsored the wedding..my dad always says that money will get you there but you have to let your character take you the rest of the way. daddy is an awesome human being and yes, he has faults.ill be the first to admit it..daddy never shows up early for anything to the extent my mum always set his schedule 2 hours earlier just so that he can make his appointments, daddy sometimes could sulk like such a little boy, yes, he had his faults.
but daddy brought me into this world, he made sure he just wasnt the guy who donated the sperm, he earned the right for me to call him daddy and him to call me child.

-mummy: i never got along with my mum when i was younger, i was a correct daddy's girl. as i grew older, i got closer to my mum, we could talk about anything.mummy never beat us regardless of what we did. she would shout though..ewo!!the woman can shout to high heavens that sometimes you'd even want her to beat you sef.
she is strong, she endures a lot and she tries so hard to bring us up in the right way and in the fear of The Lord. mummy was my daddy's girl..he always called her that..i remember us going out back home and hearing daddy tell the waiter..'im here with my little boy and my girls'....sigh...daddy was born to be ours.
mummy is the nicest woman you'd ever meet, she'd put up with so many relatives and she is so quiet and reserved and if she isnt out buying something or at work she is always at home.she'd tell us..'ulo dim anaghi achu m oso(my husband's house isnt pursuing me)'.
mummy is the best mum in the world and i love her very much.

isnt that what valentine is for?to show and acknowledge the people you love?
8.5 used to tell me..'you love someone?say it out..let them know'...my parents know that i love them but i just feel like i dont say it often enough.
so for valentine's day this year..i say a quiet prayer for my parents..that God will make His light of countenance shine upon them..that the Lord will bless them and keep them..amen.
i love you mum and dad.happy valentine's day.

fave fb status: Everybody has been talking too much about Val. for me, i just want to take him on a date to that romance-filled restaurant...look him straight in the eyes...and say those three sweet wordz. PAY THE BILL...

p.s: nigerian wedding websites are so awesome. you guys should totally check them out..just google nigerian wedding websites.you'd love them.
can you believe that i didnt eat anything today but sweets?mscheww. and im not even hungry?amazing.
have a lovely weekend guys.

*regarding the picture..i got it from the website of this wonderful nigerian photographer fred egan, you should totally check him out, he is awesome.no infringement intended on my part*

28 comments:

Myne Whitman said...

I am first!

Myne Whitman said...

LOL...been a while.

Happy Val to your parents and your whole family, I liked the dedication.

That FB status, I was waiting for I love you! Seriously, lol...

Harry-Rami Itie said...

I love your family..nice one dere and happy vals day 2 u

2cute4u said...

Good thing you made your family your val.. That's a wise idea..As for me, like i said, my val was,still is horrible..more horrible this time..
Anyway.. hope you had/have fun..
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YankeeNaija said...

I actually enjoyed seeing that couple's entire wedding, from getting ready to the end of their ceremony. Lovely and simple. Happy Valentine's day.

Tricia said...

Your mum and dad sound like really nice people. I loved the Valentine dedication.

NikkiSho said...

Nice dedication to your parents.Happy v-day

Fragilelooks said...

pls wuld ur parents adopt me? hapi vals

shorty said...

I like this...Happy vals day.

Lol @ ths status thought its going to be i love you.

Naijalines said...

Many rich Nigerians would do well to follow your dad's example of humility.

Happy valentine's to you.

Mwajim Al said...

You just spoke of love in the most heart warming and purest ways... love for your family... love it. happy vals day to u too.

The Girl with the Red Hair said...

You are a very good child, nice dedication to your parents. Happy val's day.

Rene said...

OMG! that status had me cracking. Happy Valentines day girl

blogoratti said...

Great familia...nice post.

Sugarking said...

Happy Valentine's sweetie.

Ebony~!* said...

it's so funny how your family sounds like mine except mummy is the talker and daddy was more reserved. So it's just the opposite. lol

Repressed One said...

awww very nice write up!!! Happy Vals day to you all.

LWKM- mehn your FB quotes be killing me lol...

muyiwa said...

your favourite FB status is hilarious,lmao

Sting said...

U r sweet. I hope u called ur parents and told them u loved them o.

Larom said...

Your parents are so lucky to have you.

Suru said...

I was never a daddy's girl so it seems like it's pretty sweet. Happy Valentines day.

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Awww...how sweet!!!...I'm a daddy's girl too!!! :-)

N.I.M.M.O said...

You make me remember my Dad. I love him too.

On the pic: No infringements, you gave the right credits.

neefemi said...

that was very sweet and my idea of love...i loved the fb status, lol

~Sirius~ said...

Very very kind and thoughtful of you.

histreasure said...

i loved this post..sometimes we dont get to tell our parents how much they mean to us...hope u called or emailed them to let them know

Tisha said...

i love my fam a lot too. though we never say, but we'd fight to the death for each other against a common enemy.
we are cool like that.

Azazel said...

Lol @ the fb status.
This was a nice writeup