At 40: I’m dwelling in God’s Grace – Adenike Shonde

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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Her 40th Birthday Anniversary is a celebration of milestones for the Chief Executive Officer of Shabby’s Empire, Mrs Adenike Shonde (Nee Adenekan) a woman of elegant, poshed with beauty, an independent vibrant entrepreneur, in this interview with OLUWASEUN SONDE speaks on how the journey of 40years was nothing but the Grace of God, who at her darkest moment of life focused on seeing the light, stood her ground, never give in.

Mrs Adenike Shonde and Husband

Tell us how the journey of 40 years has been for you?
Well! Birthdays are new start, a fresh beginning and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. Moving forward with confidence and courage, turning 40 is a celebration of life, a milestone of achievements, wisdom and understanding.  The journey of 40 yrs is nothing but the grace of God. My kind of person, I don’t dwell in the past, is a day at a time. Of-course it wasn’t all the way smooth but I give God all the glory and adoration for keeping me alive to witness this milestone in good health and sound mind. “God’s Faithful and Goodness endureth forever “.

Can you share with us your most happiest moment in life?
Wow! The most happiest moment of my life could not have been my first pregnancy, it was a moment I envisaged of being a mother. The happiness of having my own first child overwhelmed me, I couldn’t control the tear of joy that aroused me.

Mrs Adenike Shonde and Family

How do you sail through the darkest moment of your life?
The says “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity” during my darkest moment I focused on seeing the light. Get to know myself better and be open to internal work. You know, when we’re not able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Become aware of what doesn’t work. One step at a time, never give up on myself. Appreciate the dark, as the dawn is near and ofcourse be steadfast in prayer. The bible says pray without season.

What are your advice for ladies looking up to attain this age?
It’s a simple truth that most women don’t look forward to getting older but there’s certainly one way to look at it… Get into the gratitude habit… been 40+ is the best age to finally know what’s important in life and ofcourse men love women who are matured and easy going, fun and flirtatious. Lol!

Where do you see yourself in the next 10years when clocking 50 Golden jubilee?
Definitely, where I see myself in 10yrs is to be a dedicated professional, loving and caring mother, wife and a family member. A person who can be sought for advice, help and suggestion. A better human being,  good citizen who values simple things and happiness in life. And ofcourse God fearing woman.

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