A Nigerian man, Toyyib Adewale Adelodun made an arrangement with his siblings to celebrate their mother’s birthday in a special and memorable way.
He said she recently turned 60 years old and they decided to fly her on an airplane for the first time, also as a way of thanking her for raising them with sacrifices.
Adelodun shared photo and video of him with his parents at the airport as they were about to board a flight together.
According to the man who lives abroad, his parents dedicated all their resources to ensuring that they get educated.
He wrote; “The little my parents had always gone to our education which means zero soft life. When my siblings were sent home from primary school,Mum used my books to homeschool them, she became a lesson teacher to others. For Mummy’s 60th birthday, we put them on the plane for the first time🙏”
In an earlier tweet, Toyyib said; “My mother sat me down as a 5 year old,said look Wale, there is no money on ground. This school you are going, we cant afford it, but they have a schorlaship and you have to be 1st in class till Primary 6 to keep it.I will sit and study with you. And so we did. Nigerian Parents 🙌
She learnt a lot about Montessori education from studying with me to get that primary school scholarship. When they sent my other two siblings home for school fees. She decided to homeschool them throughout primary school. The last one didn’t go at all, she was homeschooled
When we were struggling financially she converted our parlour to after school teaching for students in our area. It became Iya Wale lesson. People brought their kids from far and wide. She decentralised Montessori education in Mushin teaching it to every one who cares to know
One of the happiest moments in my life is stepping out of the plane, see her waiting and I prostrate flat on the floor. Thank you Mama, Thank you Mama.Thank you.All what you did, your sacrifices. Our parents tried.They did all they could with their little resources.God bless them.”