A mother gives, and gives, then gives again.
My friends tell me that I’m really lucky with who God has blessed me with, as a mother. You see, they didn’t just arrive at this statement due to imaginations or wanting me to feel good. They have seen my mother’s goodness, it really does radiate through.
I’m very proud of my mother. The kind of pride that makes me want to scream to the whole world that she birthed me. The kind of pride that makes me smile, anytime I remember that I came to this world through her. The kind of pride that is ever present and soothing, the kind that never goes away. My mother is everything, so much, and even more.
This woman once went for a qualification and she got announced during the convocation, as the best student in a particular subject. The tutor specifically called her out, that she is indeed a wonder, because the bulk of her classmates are youngins, and her brilliance still shone through . That is the woman I call my mother.
She is kind, oh yes she is. When people say that “Nurses are wicked”, I always automatically want to retort that my mother isn’t a wicked nurse. But I know that people would feel like I’m only saying that because she is my mum, so I leave it to them to meet her themselves, and make the judgement. And it works, they come letting me know how kind and warm a nurse she is.
I cannot count the number of people who have had encounters with my mum in the past, in and outside of her workplace, who have told me how wonderful she is, and how they are really glad to have met her. I have had families of her patients reach out to us to help to appreciate her on their behalf , I have had people tell me “oh wow, that’s your mum? Little wonder you are this phenomenal”. It is always so easy to tell people that they can go to meet her for one thing or the other at her workplace, or to ask people if they know about her, the testimonials are always topnotch. Those are the kinds of experiences I have, because this woman is my mother.
My mum makes sure that people around her are okay and comfortable. This, her husband, children, siblings, family, friends etc can testify. She goes all out to do things for us and many times, I’ve had to wonder how she really does it. If I ask my mum for a favour, if she doesn’t do it immediately, she will make sure to work towards doing it, that is how reliable and present she is in my life, and in the lives of those around her.
I tell my mom so many things, and this is because she has created that avenue for closeness. When my siblings and I fall into any confusion or issues, she is the first person we run to because somehow, she just makes it all better.
When I was in labour to have my baby, she ran through the steps of UCH for God knows how many times, she stayed at the door of the theatre, praying that her daughter comes out well, and she kept telling me the most positive things.
She takes my husband as her son, and it is beautiful seeing the bond between them. She is kind, fam she is kind! This kindness is one of her most wonderful attributes and I aspire to be like her. Oh and have you seen her? A beautiful woman on a 100, I stan now and forever more!
I can go on, about her great attributes, but I’ll leave it to you to judge for yourself, when you meet her ( if you haven’t already)
I love you Mum, I love you very much and I pray that God grants you a very long and healthy life. I pray that He continues to bless you and that my siblings and I along with Daddy continue to be the coolness of your eyes. I pray to be blessed very much, so that I can actualize all my plans for you. Amin.
Today, we are going to reach out to our mothers/ anyone who stands as a mother figure in our lives, and appreciate them. Yes, I know we appreciate them everyday but this will be different. We will tell them how much we cherish what they do for us, how we admire their exploits and how we are proud to have them in our lives. And we will pray for them, we will pray for them very well and place their lives in God’s hands.
Do this, and you’d feel a special wave of contentment because of the smile on their face.
I’ll be back. OBA.