39. A Tribute To My Mom, Prof. (Mrs) Abigail Olu Imogie
Celebrating the live of my mother
“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you l….eaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” – J.K. Rowling
A Tribute To My Mom - Prof. (Mrs) Abigail Olu Imogie
This was by far the hardest podcast I’ve ever recorded.
July 29th, I received the worst news! My mom who has been my pillar, my confidant, my prayer warrior, my truth teller, my motivation and my everything passed on July 29th after a brief illness and I can honestly say that was the worst day of my life.
The truth is that I’ve been struggling and have felt like an empty shell since. I’ve relied on God’s favor, grace and strength to get through this.
So I took a break from podcasting and social media but I couldn’t resume episodes without dedicating the first episode to my mom.
I just got back from Nigeria where we laid my mom to rest.
As I resumer recording podcast episodes, I couldn't resume without dedicating the first episode since our beak to her and celebrating her life.
This episode is to honor and celebrate my mom's life and legacy.
Prof. (Mrs) Abigail Olu Imogie was a qualified RN and state certified midwife
She attended Michigan state university for her undergraduate degree with honors in Urban Health Sciences and Masters degree in health education
She also got her doctorate degree at the university of Ibadan in Nigeria and later obtained her PDH degree in health education with an emphasis on death and dying education.
In 1982, she joined the University of Benin as an assistant lecturer and in 2001, became a a professor in Health Education.
She published over 60 articles in several national and international journals and books.
Her last book “ ISUES IN DEATH AND DYING EDUCTION was published and distributed for free when she celebrated her 70th birthday and retirement.
Her research and publications covered death and dying education, women education, health education ,environmental health, drug abuse, traditional birth practice, aging and widowhood, women and reproductive health, primary health care, safety education, family planning, maternal health , child education.. amongst other…..
On July 29th, She was made a FELLOW of the Nigeria academics of education. An Award her children will proudly receive for her
She was a business woman, a fearless leader and entrepreneur, an esteemed professor, educator, author, a mentor, a speaker, a community developer, mother to money and a TRUE trailblazer.
She was a lover of God and was actively involved in several church and community services and visited sire twice on pilgrimage.