Sixty years on beautiful planet earth is a no tea party, but those who are lucky to attain the golden age would tell you that the journey is a potpourri of joy and sadness; they would also inform that it is only God that sustains life. This was the experience of Deaconess (Mrs.) Florence Ogochukwu Baker who clocked 60 on Saturday. CHIDIOGO ASIERIKA reports.
Deaconess Florence Baker was at her best as she marked her 60th birthday with pomp on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at her palatial home in Thomas Estate Ajah, Lagos.
The celebration which was attended by her relations, in-laws, friends and well-wishers who stood by her till sundown was laced with beautiful melodious and current music in symmetry with the Eldorado ambience of her hoe, venue of the event.
In a Chat with the media, Deaconess Baker averred that she felt great at 60 and she thanked God. She added that it was not an easy journey, but has to thank the almighty creator. She stated that it is a very long journey full of joy and sadness. “The world is full of happiness and joy and sadness also, but I thank God in the end because He is there for me.”
On the secret of her youthfulness “I just make myself comfortable and then relax a little bit.”
She spoke a bit on the secret behind her beauty “I don’t know if I am beautiful or not, that is the work of God, but I carry myself as if I am beautiful,” Baker said.
On how she feels being a grandmother, “I am very happy and I am satisfied. I have wonderful children and wonderful grandchildren, the ones that are here and other ones that are abroad, all my grand-children are abroad.”
Mrs. Baker has a word for her children and grandchildren. “They must be patient, and then to stand firm, they must look up to God because He is the only one that holds the key; in any situation they must have focus.“
On her plans for the future, she said, “I want to try my possible best on what I can lay my hands on, I really want to move on, I want people to know me, I want to do the work of God and I want to cherish the things of God the more. I really want to contribute totally to the things of God and see what I can do to help others.”
Baker captured her happiest and saddest moments this way” My happiest moment was when I was born-again and when I met my late husband. The day I met him, the day we started the journey together and children God gave me and family and friends around me.
“But my saddest day, I will not lie, was when my husband was called to glory, I was there live and direct, I couldn’t do anything to save him, That is when I know that there is nothing we can do, God owns everything, you know, I saw him sick, but I was thinking that with the God we serve, he will not die but it pleased God to take him because He needed him for greater work which I cannot stop, that was my saddest day, but I thank God.