Today, Tomorrow and Always I will remember my mother in law Victoria Ajayi. In the beginning we had a rocky relationship. Every time she saw me she would point and say You, you, you. But as she got to know me and I her, we begun to understand each other better and developed a relationship based on mutual respect. For me respect for her; based on the strong, happy person she was and the remarkable children she raised. For her I believe she finally understood that no matter what I looked like, I love her daughter dearly and through my action it was apparent to her that I cared for the family as a whole and that’s the proof she needed. I’ve never met anyone like my mother in law before and I doubt that I will ever again meet anyone like her. She was a special lady completely dedicated to her children. To get to her children, you had to get through her first. She protected them like a lion in her den. With Cassie, she was as gentle as can be and Cassie helping her upstairs was a sight to see. I wish now that I took pictures to document how much love you could see between them with that simple task. I know we will clearly miss your presence in our home because when you are here with us it’s always an adventure full of laughs.
REST IN PEACE, YOU ARE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
I miss you already. Remember when you saw my garden nothing was growing yet. Now the string beans, peppers and carrot are growing just like yours. Yesterday, I picked the string beans off my garden and we cooked and ate it. It was very good. The banana plant you gave me is growing nicely too. I wish you were here to see it. I miss you already. Mom told me you are in heaven now and we will see you when we are old and ready too. But I didn't finish teaching you how to play the card game; I didn't paint your toes the last time you came over because we didn't have enough time. I wish I did those two things before you died. I will miss you at Grandma's day in school. I love you and miss you very much. This Easter, I will wear the nice necklace and earrings you gave me to church to remember you.
REST IN PEACE.
As I gaze upon the picture
of my grandmother on the wall,
Her dress conveys convention,
yet she looks so very BEAUTIFUL,
Certain of herself,With quiet dignity,I remember all the wisdom she often shared With me.Imagine what those days were like,so many years ago.
The void you left in my heart no one else can fill,Mama i LOVU you.Adedayo Bakare
I thank the Lord almighty for letting me have you as my mother. You are the most wonderful mum one could ever have. You dedicated your entire life to the care of your children and grandchildren.
I will always be grateful for all what you did for me and your grandson Akintomide. During my trying periods, you were by my side, you were there for me. My pains, tears, sadness and joy you shared everything with me.
The void you left in my heart no one else can fill. I clung to you, I did not want to you to go. My siblings and I, we tried everything that we could possibly think of to keep you here with us. But then, I realize we have to let you go. You deserve it. It’s time to rest mum.
I love you so much and I will always miss you. Rest in the Bossom of the Lord till we meet to part no more.
As I sit here and try and find more words to describe how much I miss and love you I am at a lost. You were more than a grandmother to me you were my idol. You represent everything that is pure and real about life and for that I thank you. In a world filled with so much pain and troubled times you are someone who I can always look at and feel at peace. I know you are now in a better place looking down on me and all of the family and I pray that when we meet again I can just have that last dance with you again. I miss you grandma and it hurts so much just to think about it. May you rest in peace and ill see you when I get there.
We have lost a wonderful woman, and I still cant believe my Grandmother has passed. But I have learned that she is in a better place and we will all see her again one day. What I learned from her is to keep on going and never give up. She was strong and because of her I will be strong. I will miss you Grandma.
My dear grandma. You meant more to me than you could possibly know. I love you and miss you. I wanted you to know that I got my courage from you. I still see you and hear you in my dreams. You will be in my heart forever.
To: My Loving Grand Mother,
Mrs. Victoria Ajayi , lived a long and very remarkable life. She loved me, and all of her grand children. She always had a smile on her face and made friends very easily. When I was a young boy, I remember traveling on a large airplane with my grand mother to America and I really didn’t know anyone or never flown on an airplane before. I was so scared that I remember crying and hugging my grand mother and telling her that I missed my parents. She said my name Jide, Jide, calm down and everything will be okay and you will see your parents soon I promise. My grandmother was a strict disciplinarian and wants her grandkids to know the family does not tolerate indiscipline. When I graduated from college, she was quite proud to be part of the occasion and to see me graduate. Since I graduated she always show concern about when I am going to get a job and what am I doing at the moment. She always shows concern for me. Any time I see her I could feel her love for me. The life experiences that I went through with my grand mother has shaped my life and taught me to be brave and be courageous no matter what the situation is. She is always very active and it is still a shock to see her lying in that casket. I love her and miss her very much. May her soul rest in peace.
It is still unreal to me that you are no longer with us.You are a good caring devoted mother. I miss your constant support and advice. E sun re o.
My Dear Grandmother,
It is still so hard for me to believe you are no longer with us... You have always been such a beautiful, caring, loving and strong women for your children and grandchildren. You've taught us so much through the life you've lived and shown that family is the most important thing we have and to always cherish every moment we spend with one another. I am so blessed to share the same name with such an incredible woman and have so much to live up to with the mark you've left here on earth and in all of our hearts. The strength you've shown has taught me nothing is impossible and with God all things are possible. With every obstacle I surpass and success that comes my way I give you thanks for making me the woman I am. I know you will be looking down on all of us and watching over each and everyone of us like you have been here on earth and with that I know we will always be safe and protected. I miss you so much and hold on to all the love and memories you've given me. May you forever keep smiling. I love you with all my heart and will see you again in paradise.
My Loving Grandmother
I still cannot come to terms that you are truly gone. You have been a part of my life since I can remember. You loved all of your grandchildren dearly, and they loved you just as much. I miss you every day and it hurts so much knowing you are no longer with us. But I know you are no longer in any pain, and can rest peacefully. You will forever be in my heart…
My dear mother,you were my anchor in the storms of live to which my vessel was tethered to. My love for you is too much for mere words to describe..my heart aches to hear your voice again ,telling me to be careful .. you were my rock that i always clung to and i will miss you dearly.. sleep well mom.. Till we meet again in God's Heavenly Kingdom..
Samuel Tunde Ajayi
My dearly beloved grandmother,
you have been with me ever since I can remember,From the years I spent in Nigeria to my years spent here in the US. Your memories will always be with me, for I have many of them. I can remember the loving kindness you've always showed to me as a young girl. I remember always waking up during the night because of hunger and knowing exactly who to go to, you were always there and always so kind to make me a something to eat in the middle of the night, even after such a long and busy day. Nothing ever stopped you from expressing the love that you had for your grandchildren, it was as if we were your grand possession, and that was truly and greatly felt by all of us. You knew how to comfort us in times of affliction, encourage us in times of hardship and you also knew how to discipline us in times of need. It was as if you had a very deep and personal relationship with each and everyone of us, truly even down to the smallest of us. Your kindness and generosity will always be remembered my dear grandmother, I will always remember you.
Love your granddaughter,
To my dearest Grandmother,
Words cannot express how saddened I am that you are no longer just a phone call away. It breaks my heart to think of the fact that I will no longer be able to hear your contagious laughter or even see your beautiful smiling face. I only wish that I had gotten the chance to hear your voice and tell you one last time how much I really love you the day that I called to check on you. You were a very special person that I am so lucky to have had in my life. Out of all of my grandparents, you were the one that I was able to have such a close relationship with and for that I am very grateful. You were a "phenomenal" woman in every sense of the word. You had a way of bringing smiles to the faces of anyone you came in contact with. Each time I find myself sad and missing you, I am comforted by the words that were spoken at your beautiful service this past weekend. "Victoria closed her eyes here on Earth and is now opening them in Heaven," the pastor said. These words painted such a breathtaking image in my head. It was these words that reminded me that I will be reunited with you again one day. I will cherish and hold on to all of the wonderful memories I have of you always. You are my heart.
Mama, its difficult to come to terms with the fact that you have gone forever. I am without the courage to allow reality to set in.
I remember vividly how you mothered me and cared for my every need for 16 years of my formative life.
Your charming and endearing words of encouragement are totally unforgettable. You taught me the way of the Lord from a tender age.
You disciplined me when neccesary. The embodiment of my personality is a product of your deposits of love and affection.
Where will I be today without the values you instilled in me and have been my yardstick and litmus test for my choices and decisions.
Most painful of all - you used to call me by a special name peculiar only to you. Alas the name 'Enitan' is gone forever with you.
Mama e sunre o. I love you very deeply. My only regret is that I didn't have the opportunity to express my love for you as much as I wanted.
My darling mom,
I am so devastated by your loss. Every minute of the day I miss you so much. I cant believe you are truly gone. How do I deal with your loss. I see you, hear you, I feel you everywhere and in everything that I do. All the little things you do, your smile, your songs, your thoughtfullness. How do I replace that. My heart aches at the thought of never being able to hug you again. You are irreplacable and to me you are the best mom that ever lived. Day by day its beginning to sink in but it is so unacceptable to me on many levels. I am glad you are at peace and gone to that other beautifly life. But I still need you and want you in my life. I look at your things, your place, you left your mark everywhere with everybody you touched you are truly special. You are definitely my hero and I pray to be half the mom you were. I wish we had just a little more time- to finish all the things that I wanted to do for you. All the places I wanted to take you all our unfinished talks. I know you can hear me mom. So listen, you can never leave me because I love you soo much and the thought of you not being with me every step of the way as I move forward from here is uncomprehensible to me. Mom I love you forever so please stay with us and watch over all of us.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort, and in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.