A book, ‘Built for the Storm’ which is a journey through life’s wounds, healing and scars has been launched.
In the 13-chapter book, the author, Bridget Oyefeso-Odusami, who is head of marketing and communication for Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, shares her emotional but courageous personal experience when her husband fell seriously ill a few years ago.
The book which practically provides some insights on how to endure the darkness of the storm when it comes has many learning points for readers. It is also significant that the book is coming at this time when the COVID- 19 pandemic has laid prostrate a number of businesses and families’ income.
In the introduction of the book, she said her husband; Adewale Olukayode had gone to London for a meeting. On one of the days, she got a call “Can you come to London tonight. That phone call changed everything” and it was a news and journey she was not prepared for.
In the book, Bridget, a multi-faceted marketing professional shared her journey and experience looking after her husband that suddenly took ill while juggling family, career, children and maintaining other relationships.
My life experiences have thought me the pain of wounds, the journey to healing, shame of scars and how to rise above it and choose a life of purpose amidst all the pain, she said.
She writes that “in life, we nurse a lot of dreams and make a lot of plans. We think that we have everything figured out – get married, start a career, build a family – until life happens and we realise just how unprepared we are.
“Now, we may not have control over what life dishes out, but we do have a say in how we react; what we do when life happens”. In the 224-page book, she is practically challenging readers to think of how to navigate their own journey of challenges when things take a turn for the worse.