Effurun, Warri – October 6, 2023
In the heart of Effurun, Warri, the Mother of Redeemer Catholic Church became the backdrop for a heartwarming celebration that reminded us all of the importance of cherishing our loved ones while they are with us. On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023, at 12:00 noon, a Thanksgiving Mass filled with prayers, hymns, and blessings was held to commemorate the 85th birthday of Double Chief Mrs. Theresa Agbenachan Akpedeye (JP).
The church pews were filled with a congregation that included friends, family, and well-wishers, all gathering to honor this remarkable milestone in Chief Mrs. Akpedeye’s life. The Thanksgiving Mass was a beautiful blend of solemnity and joy, as those in attendance expressed gratitude for her long and fulfilling journey, while fervently praying for her continued health and happiness.
However, the celebration didn’t conclude within the walls of the church. On Friday, October 6th, 2023, a grand reception party unfolded at No. 4 Aduvie Close, off Metronex Road, Effurun, starting at 3:00 PM. The venue was transformed into a festive haven, decorated to perfection, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening of jubilation.
As the evening sun dipped below the horizon, attendees were treated to a vibrant musical performance by the renowned artist, O’ Fresh. The atmosphere was electric, with every guest on their feet, dancing and rejoicing in unison. Laughter echoed through the air, music filled the hearts, and cherished company surrounded Chief Mrs. Akpedeye as friends and family came together to honour her on her 85th birthday.
This grand celebration was not just a testament to Chief Mrs. Akpedeye’s remarkable journey through life, but it also conveyed a profound message about the significance of celebrating our loved ones while they are still with us.
In a world that often rushes by in a whirlwind of activities and obligations, we sometimes forget to pause and appreciate the people who have shaped our lives. Chief Mrs. Akpedeye’s 85th birthday serves as a poignant reminder that life is a precious gift, and every moment spent with our loved ones is an opportunity to create lasting memories.
Her legacy of grace, strength, and kindness continues to inspire all who have had the privilege of knowing her. By gathering to celebrate her in the twilight of her life, friends and family not only showed their love and appreciation but also affirmed the profound impact she has had on their lives.
As we raise a toast to Chief Mrs. Theresa Agbenachan Akpedeye’s 85 years of a life well-lived, let us reflect on the significance of celebrating our loved ones while they are alive and kudos should be given to Mama’s children. Each day is a chance to show our gratitude, express our love, and create cherished memories. In doing so, we honor the precious bonds that tie us together and ensure that our loved ones know just how much they mean to us. After all, it’s not the years in a life, but the life in those years that truly matter.