Ex-beauty queen, Helen Prest-Ajayi, is missing her romantic and caring husband, Dr. Tosin Ajayi of First Foundation Hospital, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, who died last year – especially as she celebrates another birthday today.
Taking to her Facebook page minutes ago, the delectable lady wrote: “I woke up this morning and realised that this is the first birthday I will spend without my husband in 25 years.
His quiet demeanor and unassuming look outwardly belied the fact that he was e-x-t-r-a as my daughters would say. He did everything with passion and then some. His motto was “What is worth doing, is worth doing to excess!” My husband was a REAL MAN, in every sense of the word. Full testosterone in everything he did. Everything was big and bold, but very loving.
“My birthdays were always full of surprises. Partly because I would never remember (like today, ( just remembering now) and partly because of the gifts he would buy. For years he would always buy me a Hermès bag, a most expensive one, but not a popular recognisable one with their logo, so you wouldn’t know. I would be happy when I saw the orange box , then slightly (ever so slightly) peeved that it wasn’t one of the popular ones with the . When I would point it out to him. He would say “but this one is far more expensive” and show me the receipt, then end the conversation saying nonchalantly. “What does it matter? What is most important is that YOU know.” Gadgets were another popular choice (very manly), I possess every type of electronic gadget on the planet. Especially phones.
“The other day I asked the price of an HTC phone one of his favourite gifts to me.When they told me I almost passed out, “Whaaaat!!!” I had always assumed they were a couple of hundred £’s maybe three at the most. That’s the value I ascribed to a phone in my mind, but over £1000 for a phone? I’ve been going through quite a few surprises like that lately. I’m thinking how I would gladly love to have him celebrate with me today and to receive any one of any type of present from him. I am writing this to remind everyone to cherish every moment you have with your loved one, even the annoying ones. Remember everything is done in love, it may be deep deep down, and you may not understand it in the moment, but it truly is.
“Whenever we quarrelled he would always end it with ” Helen I love you, I will always love you, I’m with you, that’s all that matters. It takes death to realise that truly, that’s all that matters”.