NYSC Chronicles (CDS)

January 30, 2020

Heyy Heyy, I haven’t written in weeks, I didn’t think I was going to write again this month but then this happened. My NYSC Chronicles continues anyway, I’ll start by saying I redeployed/ relocated but I’ll give detailed writing much later. 

CDS (Community Development Service) it is once every week, it is usually on Thursday but there are different days depending on your CDS group. This part of NYSC we are divided into groups, there are different groups, there’s ICT and Education, editorial, EFCC, Sanitation etc.. I heard you could pick yours but I couldn’t pick, I was given mine which was Charity, the name is already self-explanatory, a group/ organisation set up to provide help and raise money for those in need.

Today was the first time I was present in my group and alas! The same today was a little different, I’m guessing that’s how it will be. We went on an outreach, to an old people’s home, I have never visited an old people’s home before, have you?

I grew up with my grandparents, they made life easy for me, my grandpa was and is still my best friend, being in school was the only time I was away from them.

At the old people’s home, I just stood there thinking, and it made me a little sad, we were told not to only stand but to greet them. I greeted them and they prayed, one old man caught my attention, he looked at me and smiled at me; then he told me, not everyone here is sick, most of us have children but they have other priorities and you know most times life gets in the way being busy and making ends meets. He had a lot to say I could guess, so I spoke with him and asked questions. He told me he got here last year (2019) and it was after the death of his wife, it just hit me on how certain things happen to people in life and that just changes everything. He had someone who was taking care of him but the person couldn’t cope well, so they brought him here. It made me sad even more but he told me he was okay with the way it was.

I asked him ”with the way he has lived his life, from his adulthood to his youth, his old age is he satisfied with the way things are now” he replied that ”he isn’t but there’s not much he could do” They are literally always there and can’t leave except their children come for them.

I hardly take pictures with people,I’d rather take their pictures but this time was different and I genuinely wanted to because of memories, it was honestly a beautiful moment.

It just made me appreciate life and the little things, the people we have around us , if you have old people around hug them, appreciate them, human interaction goes a long way

I told him I will come and visit again which with all my heart, I hope I am able to fulfill 💛

This is the first of many ✨

Please Make comments…

Eyilayo 🍫✨

34 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    January 30. 2020

    This is first time I’m seeing or reading anything about care home for the old. Please where is it at?

    • Eyilayomi

      January 31. 2020

      They are everywhere I’m sure, but it’s really underrated, it’s Divine Senior Citizen Palace Akobo, Ibadan.

  2. Oluwabusola

    January 30. 2020

    You have a heart of gold💛 Glad he met an angel like you. Thanks for sharing this treasure.❤️

    • Eyilayomi

      January 31. 2020

      You’re so amazing 🥺❤️, thank you for reading and for this comment💛💛

  3. gbada

    January 30. 2020

    Life and what it dishes out. Thank you for sharing this. I pray The Lord will help you to spread the love you have in abundance in your heart. I know for a fact that the old man already has you in his corner. Your labour of love will not be in vain. Looking forward to more juicy and adventurous tales of your NYSC journey.

    • Eyilayomi

      January 31. 2020

      You can say that again 😪 but it is what it is. Amen 👏🏾🙏🏾, Amen 🙏🏾 Thank you soooooooooo much.
      Ayyyyy definitely 😌💃🏿❤️❤️

  4. OYEDAYO

    January 31. 2020

    God bless your heart. I’m going right on to hug all the elderly people around me. Thanks for sharing this moment with us. Beautiful ❤

    • Eyilayomi

      January 31. 2020

      Aww! Thank you for reading,
      Always ❤️✨

  5. Adeoluwa Akintoba

    January 31. 2020

    amazing…… A heart of gold

  6. Agunbaniro😂😂😂

    January 31. 2020

    Cuteee

  7. Tumss

    January 31. 2020

    I love how you made extra effort to learn from the outreach! God bless your heart babe ♥️

    • Eyilayomi

      January 31. 2020

      My forever babe! Thank you💛💛 God bless you too Ninu✨💛

  8. Ade

    January 31. 2020

    Couldn’t have read anything better today.

  9. Mental❤

    January 31. 2020

    Wow. Bumbum you are are just always busting my brain😋 and touching my heart🤗. Keep touching hearts and don’t bust all of the the brain so we will have brain to read the next post. May we all be in good health, wealth, in happiness and joy. Amen.😍😘❤

  10. Eyilayomi

    January 31. 2020

    Baby😂❤️ aww! 🙈 Thank you so much Mental 😆you do the most for me and I’m so grateful.
    I can’t promise 😂 but regardless you will.
    By the Grace of God, Amen 🙏🏾
    🥰😘❤️

    • Tobi Ogunrinde

      February 1. 2020

      It’s really beautiful how you made him feel special. The world needs your love and light✨✨❤

      • Eyilayomi

        February 1. 2020

        Ayyyyy Thank you Tobi ✨
        I appreciate you a lot ❤️

  11. Adama

    February 1. 2020

    Eyilayoooo,I’m really proud of you and I’m really happy to be your friend, this is such a beautiful post.
    I hope we all learn to appreciate life daily and like you always tell me there is more to life,and we should appreciate the little things
    Because little things matter a lot and it’s goes a long way.
    You are amazing and keep being you.
    I love you bum bum ✨✨✨

    • Eyilayomi

      February 1. 2020

      You’re what? A cutie 🤣
      I’m happy to be your friend too❤️❤️
      You’re amazing tooooo
      I love you Ada Ada 🍑🍑

  12. Tochukwu

    February 1. 2020

    This made me reflect a bit. It’s different when you are old, you begin forgetting. You almost turn to a baby. I’ll definitely take care of my folks.

    • Eyilayomi

      February 2. 2020

      Yess, exactly this, helpless, the two both of us 🙏🏾Thank you for this comment. ❤️

  13. Eke Van Victor

    February 2. 2020

    Apparently, you’re sure having a wonderful experience. And I love the fact that you engaged the old man in a heartwarming conversation. That was nice of you. I know a lot of them look forward to occasions like that where they can bare their minds and speak to other people.
    BTW, I hope they take care of those people very well. I’ve heard of home for the elderly but TBH, until now I never knew we have them in Nigeria.

    • Eyilayomi

      February 2. 2020

      Aww, thank you ❤️ Yes they do sadly, they hardly get that. It was my first time too, we have them I guess it is underrated.
      This happened, Akobo, general gas Ibadan.

  14. Anonymous

    February 11. 2020

    This is really touching… glad he was able to share his story with you❤❤

    • Eyilayomi

      February 16. 2020

      I’m glad too, thank youu❤️❤️

  15. Omolade Alabi

    February 15. 2020

    I am Binge- reading your posts😩 I have been slacking😭😭😭 and it just shows how much I missed it🥺🥺🥺

    • Eyilayomi

      February 16. 2020

      Omoladeee🍑🍑, the good thing is that they are always here ❤️✨

  16. Isaac

    March 12. 2020

    Again and again your writing doesn’t fail, it’s going in line with your heart. Miss choco valentine to the world. keep up the good work.

    • Eyilayomi

      March 12. 2020

      Aww! 🤣🤣 that name 😒 Thank you Issac❤️

  17. Olamiposi

    May 22. 2020

    Old age scares me a lot.
    But we learn something out of everything, and I’ve come to realize more than ever that we’re all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it’s going to be over, and we better make it count.

    • Eyilayomi

      May 22. 2020

      Right!!! You’re right, enjoy every moment and make it count too ❤️

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