The Mother. My Mother.
The person who has most influenced my life would be my Mother, Mrs Tonbara Asake Ogunmodede.
She laid the foundations for the person that I am today with her unequivocal generosity and kindness coupled with her ‘hard-headedness’ and her strength of character.
She’s helped me make wise decisions, stick to my principles, be emotionally strong, keep relationships and simply be happy.
I derive most of my character traits from her and I must say that I consider myself lucky for that.
She still is a great example that I try to follow every day even as I establish my own path in life.
She has been a great mom, friend, colleague, supporter and even a decent ‘wingman’.
Plus, she’s a great cook, and now I’d like to think I am one too!
I’d never want another mother, ever.
Originally published at http://thetaeo.wordpress.com on July 24, 2014.