50th birthday

PWAO: My Father, My Mentor, My Model And My Hero

CHAPTER TEN
He Is My Father, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Model And Mentor.
The Best Friend Among My Friends; A True Father And Mentor Indeed!
The First Mortal Father I Knew After My Biological Father!
I Was Born To Know Him As My Father
Was Introduced To Him As My Father
Grew Up To Call Him My Father
Matured To Realize That He Is Indeed My Father!
He Grooms Me As A Son
Relates With Me As A Partner
Teaches Me As A Mentee
Walks With Me As A Companion!
Truly! He Is My Father, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Model And Mentor.
CHAPTER TWENTY
My First Exposure Outside My Family Of Orientation Was With Him.
With Little Or No Exposure Outside My Nuclear Family Home
And The Suburb Within Lagos
He Took Me On All Sojourns Of Life And Society.
He Nurtured, Trained And Directed Me On How To Dine With Kings And Not Mere Men.
Naturally, We Have A Lot In Common About Life And Society
From Lineage, Ideology, Philosophy To Limpidity.
He Taught Me Values, Ethics, Professionalism, Fatherhood And Leadership.

CHAPTER THIRTY
Reminiscence
Just Yesterday!
As I Was Living In Innocence At The Place Of Knowledge
There Was A Conspiracy Over My Values And Future.
Thereafter, I Was Deposited In A Valley
I Mean, I Was Engulfed In The Snare Of The Wicked.
But, While Evil Men Concoct So As To Ruin A Future
My Father And Hero Was By Me All Through The Dark Wilderness
I Saw His Shadow In My Dark Moment.
Though Perturbed
He Breathed Light Into Me And Restored My Future
He Pulled Me Out Of The Dungeon And Repositioned Me Among Dignities.
He Was The Hero At My Battlefield!
All These Can Be Done Only By A Father!

CHAPTER FORTY
He Was Born As The First And The Best.
As A Pupil, As A Scholar, As An Under Cum Post Graduate
He Was The First And The Best.
He Is The Best As An Elite, Don And Technocrat.
A Man With An Identity For Uprightness And Compassion!
A Celebrated Icon Of Commendation!
Prolific In Discourse
Passionate In Perfectionism
Outstanding In Management
Gifted In Intelligence
Genius In Humanity
Exceptional In Economics
Don In Strategy
Distinguished In Academics
Authority In Politics!
He Is The First And The Best In Our Genealogy
The First And The Best In Our Alma Mater
The First And The Best In Our Generation.
CHAPTER FIFTY
I Am Indebted To My Father And Mentor
I Am Indebted To His Rib And Seeds: Though They Are My Siblings!
How Do I Pay These Debts!
Especially to
THE GOLDEN MAN @ HIS GOLDEN AGE!
Well, Silver and Gold I Have None But Something More Precious I Possess
As Always In The Years Past, Till Date And Till Future
I Will Forever Be Appreciative And Always Be PRAYERFUL
That: You Shall CONTINUALLY Be The First And Always The Best Among Men.
Fifty Is Just A Number But Your Stride And Landmarks Are Innumerable!
Jehovah Shall Continually Lift You Up
Sustain You
And Position You To Achieve All Your Purpose For Humanity.
My Wife And I With The Support From Our Children Wishes You The Best And Look Forward To Spending Another Fifty Worthy Years With You, Your Spouse, Your Children And Your Grand Children In Sound Health And Prosperous Living.

NOW I KNOW BETTER
THAT
MY FATHER CUM ROLE MODEL (PWAO) IS AN IMAGE OF MY IMMORTAL FATHER.

All the best
from
Your Beloved
Oladele Olasunkanmi Moses Gbolade