If you are not a fan of sloppy mushy loving between friends, you may not wanna read this post… This post defines MUSHY OVERDOSE
If you have ever harangued me for not doing a special post for you on my blog, please don’t read this one… Lol
Finally, if you are an E’ haturrr, bounce. Loooool
I’m mushying all the way in this post tho… Infact hubs said e don enter MUSHIN not just mushy lol.
Whoop!!! Tz my lover and bestie’s birthday today and given our personalities and friendship, we have earned the rights to be M-U-S-H-Y. I’m doing a post she would absolutely enjoy reading.
She says, and I believe her seeing as I don’t really recall, that the first time we met, I walked up to her back then in Unîbadàn, and after introducing myself, I said
‘You are sooooo beautiful…’
and walked away.
And cos she was (and still is) a super yabber looool, she was telling her then best friend, ‘who is this one abeg?’
Today, almost ten years down the line, Eniola Ogunmekan (nee Lofindipe) is even more beautiful to me. Beautiful without and even more within.
I know she gloats in the fact that I was always the more pushy one at the beginning of our friendship… Kai, I tried to force myself on this silly girl. And that is just me. If I like you, I will make the extra effort ooo. I would constantly invite her over, ring her often, text her for days and she would just keep ‘ordinary friend-zoning’ me.
There was a time she was even yabbing me that I sent ‘bulk sms’ sms to her. Something I sent to only her ooo. Kai. I ‘chased’ Eniola ooo. And my, she did shakara for me. Naughty girl. (Walahi, now that you are crazy in love with me, I must retaliate ooo) No doubt we were friends ooo, but she would have to name say 3 or 4 girls before she named me. Best friend? Forgerrit. Looool
Today? Let’s just say I’m not just Eniola’s FIRST OPTION, I’m the ONLY best friend option. Whoop!!! Frankly I’m not even sure how we hooked up on a tighter level. Maybe my seeds germinated to an iroko. Lol. I just know I’m first friend on speed dial and I can’t complain.
Its sooooo good, loving somebody and somebody loves you back yeah…
And in equal measure.
I am CRAZY about Eniola. She’s my daily ‘go-to’ girl. When I’m not talking to her, I’m talking about her (esp to Aku m) or I’m thinking about her.
I’m shamelessly Enny’fied.
My one n only twinnie. Sometimes I am amazed as to how alike we think. We love similar things and we cringe at similar things. I said I was gonna give her baby a name but no need. Whatever name I think up will be the EXACT same thing she decides or something I totally LOVE so what’s the point? Godmother is good enough.
We were both going to get married in August ’13 and I recall that the dress she ordered was a similar design to mine. And we didn’t plan it.
I recall showing up a couple of days to her wedding. I had gone to get my nails done just before I went to meet her up at the Country club. I specifically decided to do a different nail design that day. I usually like to have a different picture on my ring finger but it has to be red, orange, blue or green. Yeah yeah, all brights. Eniola does same too. I absolutely HATE silver but I used silver nail polish that day just to be sure we don’t end up with the same thing. Only to show up, look at this woman’s finger and she also did silver for the very first time.
You needed to see us screaming like villagers in CC car park that day. Looool. Kai, Enny and I have like very similar tastes tz scary. Tho we differ in personalities. She’s a bit more laid back than me and this has potential to cause ‘katakata’ but hey, I’m (We are) finding a way ’round that since we are in this for the long run.
Plus Sapphire? She makes it easy and worth it. Another thing we fight about is movies. She is very selective about Nollywood movies focusing more on these recent high quality, high budget movies. Me? Ah, lemme not even disgrace myself here. Trust me, she yabs me a-plenty on that matter.
My one n only lover girl. Our husbands recognise and respect that. Lol. (We married well) The other day my phone was ringing and hubs gives it to me and says ‘Your lover calleth’ Choi. If I was a guy, I would easily marry her. We flow like that. We have the most buddy-fun together. I can hang with her all day mehn…
And we look for the best trouble together. If you hang with us, you will be jealous and/or prayerful lol. You’ll pray God gives you such friendship. I can just stare at Eniola all day and we communicate.
I can hug, kiss and love on her all day. (And you can make whatever you will of this but you know we are very married and very Christian too lol) Someday we will bottle up our friendship and sell at premium price.
I’m glad she married Afolabi. Make that overjoyed.
I’m soooo grateful I was an important part of those amazing days. I’m just grateful to be associated with Eniola. She’s a dream bestie. She’s the one girl I can talk to all day err’day. MTN and Etisalat/Glo needs to compensate us abeg. She’s that girl that picks my calls at all times. She’s the only girl that can harass me if I don’t reply her text in real time, not caring whether I’m busy or not. She’s one girl that gets my Rhema when I share with her (and I’m VERY ‘patient’ and almost ‘tolerant’ when anyone I manage to share with doesn’t get it. #Sarcasm# I just ignore you FAST) But my Sapphire gets me mehn… She’s probably one of the very few who know just how important they are to me and so bump into my precious schedule at will and demand full attention. Ugh. She’s my secret keeper looool.
She probably knows all my BAD secrets choi!!! Sometimes I even tell her and then I cringe that I did. Oh but she never throws it in my face or makes me feel less ‘Christian’ lol. She will just use a scripture and a story to counsel me. And my!!! Eniola always has stories. Guess tz the copywriter in her. Oh, but I’m safest with this girl. Move over TEN!!! Eniola is a 500!!!
See ehn, you can’t get me to support you over Eniola in public. Tz just not possible. I might berate her in private ooo but publicly? The person I’ll side over her is yet to be born. E just better make you dey our camp too. Oh and hubby loves her too. She is probably one of my fewest friends I have heard him say ‘I just really reaaaaallllyyyy like her…’ Sometimes they even try to keep me outta their convos imagine. Trust me na. I no dey gree lool. And I think her hubby loves me too (tho Afolabi really needs to stop calling me ‘mama’ and my hubs ‘papa’ *insert straight face* )
Both of us have turned our hubbies to our personal photographers. Loool. Then when we are together? Anybody around us becomes a photographer ooo. My fellow picture lover. We LOVE pictures. That explains why we have a lot together.
You know, I don’t even feel like I have scratched the surface of our friendship. Tz deeeeep and beyond words indescribable. But tz something I know err’one should experience. Words are just not doing it. I recall one time I was sick and had to fly into Lagos for something, I stayed at her place and my gosh, she (and her amazing hubs) went all out in caring for me. I didn’t even know she had it in her to be that caring.
You know how you feed the bride while she z getting all dolled up? We ended up playing both roles at each other’s wedding.
Or is it when I give a hint of an issue in a chat, she is quick to call me up immediately. Or is it all the support she gave me at one of the most trying periods of my life? Eniola gave an ear and a shoulder every single time (and there were lots and lots of times). I don’t even know what to say.
Gosh!!! Eniola, I miss you. Tz been what??? Almost four months!!! How have we even coped? Lol. Wooooooh, Afolabi, you need to move to Abuja ooo. Whose house will I drive to just because…? With whom will my kids do play dates (more like dump my kids at her house while I enjoy ‘me-time’) ? Who will pick my kids from school on days I can’t? Hian!!! Brother mi, biko. If you move, You won’t need to ask me when next I’m coming to Lag cos I will just be a drive away. You know I have a winning effect on your wife like no other… *wink*
I wish I was there today. Until then sha, I’ll just be looking forward to visiting. June 11 is certainly a date…
My darling Sapphire, my precious heaven gift, THANK YOU!!!
God bless you for bringing me sooooo much joy and happiness. Thank you for loving me in the way only you can and for letting me love you in the way I am most comfortable loving my friends- without restraints, hold-backs or boundaries. FREELY
Thank you for saying (typing) some of the sweetest words to me from a friend to another.
Thank you for being such a dear dear friend. Trust me darling, you are irreplaceable. We are irreplaceable. Certainly praying specially for you today.
Whatever baby, you can count on me. I am committed to this friendship. I am committed to you. For as long as we both live. Yup, you can count on me
Words will never ever do… NEVER!!!
But babe, I love you scarra… Love you bundles. I love you in unbelievable ways. I love you deep, wide, big, for now and FOREVER. We are family now you know.
My Iyebiye…Precious and Priceless Lover. (Bolaji helped with this name)
Enjoy wella this birthday and trust me, my brother is pulling all the stops for you on this one, I know you will be tripped cos I’m soooo tripped, I’m almost jealous. Tz the first as a married woman and the LAST as a ‘non-mummy’. By the next, you’ll be diapering everywhere and playing mummy, you’ll have to find real creative ways to get the time.
And yes boo, your twin boys will marry my twin girls (and biko don’t even think their LIST will be breeze ooo. Even that Bride Price app and the elders can’t calculate it) so that we can keep it in the family. Loooool.
And since I didn’t get to do a bridal shower for you (your fault btw), I get to throw you a baby shower. Whoop!!! Can’t wait.
Btw, I hope you still have the ‘Friends Forever’ friendship pin? If you don’t, you are sooooo toast, I promise. Just gaan find it or else?
Have an absolutely favour filled and blessed day and year ahead boo… Lemme not share your pre-birthday drama here lol.
And you know this post doesn’t even cut what we have but hey, tz from the bottom of my heart baby…
Gen 49:25 is a prayer I have for you today. The Message style
With the backing of the Champion of Jacob, the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel. The God of your father—may he help you! And may The Strong God—may he give you his blessings, Blessings tumbling out of the skies, blessings bursting up from the Earth— blessings of breasts and womb.
And dazall… Told ya it was going to be real mushy mush. Be magnanimous enough to say a prayer for her and wish her a happy birthday.
BTW, babe, you need to see the threat Bolaji gave me after reading the draft of this post. Loooooool. Remind me to gist you after you read this. I don enter… Loooool.
Happy Children’s day to all my FAB Children of God here.
And of course, we never forget the Children from Chibok. We especially ask You Lord for special blessings on them this day as always and a speedy release from the camp of the enemy.
Please let’s not forget them in our prayers till they are released.
Lotta lotta love y’all…
Lemme sign off with my oleku which I decided to make sleeveless buba.
Tying the knot wrapper is tough with Ankara but I think I managed to pull it off…
BTW, my birth month loadeth…
See y’all in the most ah-may-zing JUNE!!!
Going Forward, Still testifying.