Her Excellency Dolapo Osinbajo celebrated her 50th birthday on Saturday the 22nd of July in Abuja.
The beautiful wife of the Acting President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, looks elegant in these new photos captured by celebrity photographer TY Bello.
Read what her official photographer says about her excellency Dolapo Osinbajo
H.E MRS OLUDOLAPO OSINBAJO OSINBAJO: GODS GARDEN (part 1)
I remember sitting out in the garden with @dolapoosinbajo. She talked me through the journey of how the space was evolving and the nurturing that has had to go into getting it to where it was . .
Do you know why I like gardening so much ?… she said .. ‘apart from the fact that it’s my perfect calming escape … it’s a beautiful metaphor .. showing just how God works in our lives …
.. ‘Have you ever seen the chaos that ensues when you want to begin a new garden .. ?..you start by breaking .. tilling and churning rested soil… that’s what happens sometimes when God is doing something new .. He seems to ‘ruin’ everything in our comfort zone .. turning things .. as it were upside down and inside out .. pulling things out …..this chaos can live us feeling totally lost .. at that moment there are no signs of what’s coming .. We must in the mist of it never forget that there’s a master plan ..all these movements .. the breaking.. tilling .. planting .. watering .. waiting .. rearranging..are intentionally from God .. the master Gardener. He’s up to something and it’s always going to be beautiful.
H.E MRS OLUDOLAPO OSINBAJO OSINBAJO: GOD’S GARDEN (part 2)
God is always planting gardens .. in and around us . We also become part of the eco system that sustains the ‘plantings’ going on in the lives of those we engage .
I remember over a decade ago sitting at her table and listening to her and her husband talk about visiting someone who was terminally ill and then move on to other conversations about rescuing and helping some strangers.. ..somewhere …
I was much younger then and their conversations always seemed a little ‘heavy’ ..why did they have to be so.. ‘intense’..all the time? I always left thinking .. what in the world am I doing with my life ..
But it was good .. they were one sure way of God pulling me out of my own selfish head and connecting me to reality. And reality usually is .. ‘heavy’.
I thought about our conversation and understood.. that getting involved in the chaos of other people’s lives.. was indeed also part of Gods gardening .. He builds us somewhat into fortresses when we allow Him. We become a place where others can hide and find relief. Sowing seeds of compassion in them..and they in turn find a way to do the same for others ,and so this garden keeps getting bigger.
Happy 50th birthday aunty Dolly. Thanks for remaining true and sharing the beauty of the garden that is your life with everyone .Blessings .