She is strikingly beautiful and blessed with graceful steps. Her smile is also infectious.
You would have thought that she did not have any worries in life. But the former beauty queen and high-flying event planner, Ibidunni Ighodalo, has only chosen to be happy, in spite of what life has thrown at her.
She recently gave a peep into her life when she said that having prayed and sought different avenues for a medical solution to her inability to conceive, she took a step an average African woman in her shoes would not fancy.
According to the light-skinned model, who runs Elizabeth R, an upscale events planning company, and her husband, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity House Church, Lagos, have adopted two kids: a girl and a boy.
Ighodalo, who announced the first birthday of her son, Ezizenam recently on Instagram, also revealed the reason for the move, saying adoption doesn’t mean any couple without kids has failed.
While sharing a family portrait, many were surprised that there is an addition to the Ighodalo’s home after the little girl called Keke.
Unlike when she showed Keke during her husband’s birthday in 2017, the cute-looking baby boy also had his announcement on his own birthday. It was obvious the birthday celebrations served as an avenue for Ighodalo to announce she had adopted another child.
Narrating this, she wrote: “Dear God, Where do I start? You are such a loving and kind Father. It’s incomparable. Your wisdom and might is unrivaled as is your knowledge. You know the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end because time truly exists in you.
“You knew me before you formed me and you knew my life’s journey and you prepared for me every step of the way…. My choice of a life partner though questioned by many was a divine masterpiece by you… You already saw the struggles and you knew the perfect fit for me… you knew who could handle the storms of life with me and you blessed me with a wonderful husband, friend and lover. Ever so supportive and loving… Supportive through almost a dozen episodes of IVF, never wavering, there for every test and doctor’s appointment…. With all the societal pressures and shaming you held me and comforted me in my low times. Even when that did not work out, you were already planning something mind blowing. How else could I explain the burden you laid on my husband’s heart to establish an orphanage even before our marriage? This same orphanage gave me my beautiful daughter who again has your hand in her life. Born on the same day as myself and named by her dad after me (such prophecy) and brought to the orphanage.
“Even when I did not recognize your hand, it was there till our eyes saw that which was always in front of us. Again ever supportive, my husband was in support of our choice to go in that direction. The way you piece our lives’ jigsaw puzzles astounds me continually papa. Out of the blue a call comes to my phone and my darling aunt says I’ve seen your son. Come and pick him…. Not a clue to the process I started in faith and you made a way and Zenan became ours…. Even when I’m not thinking about myself you are thinking about me and putting my thoughts in the hearts of people. Seeing my son is a moment I would never forget. The bond was instant, and love was in full flow. How could I ever have orchestrated my life as perfectly as you have done? I’m so glad I have you papa because your ways are not my ways and your hand is evident in my life….”
Recently, the wife of the stylish pastor put smiles on the faces of 28 couples, who were recipients of her Ibidun Ighodalo Foundation’s grant for infertility treatment.
It was gathered that the couples were selected in line with the Foundation’s objectives of raising awareness about infertility, preventing discrimination against couples having difficulty to conceive naturally and providing financial aid to couples who require treatment.