I remember when I was growing up ( I’m still growing o, don’t get it twisted), everyone admired my mum, they still do.
My friends wanted to see her anytime they visited. She is warm, hospitable, kind, and a great listener. She also doesn’t suffer fools as she can be strict when there is need for it. I liked that, I didn’t mind growing to be that person. ￼
My dad allowed us a lot of freedom. He was the strict African dad, but he was subtle with handling our emotions and needs. He provided for us the best way he could, and made sure we were content with the provisions. I thought and still think that is beautiful, and it shaped us in many ways.
Parents are really special, and even though they have their flaws, because of course is there anyone who is infallible?, We need to admit that they try their best, and it is a privilege to be blessed with the gift of them. They make everything better, everything.
I’d like to implore all of us to cut our parents some slack regarding their manner of parenting, and some beliefs they hold dear. Remember that there is a generation gap, and they are only doing things the best way they know how to. They deserve to be cared for, loved and cherished, because parenting is huge work, and deserves to be applauded.
Every year, on the 16th day of the challenge, I dedicate the post to my mum or parents in general, and that’s because it’s my mum’s birthday. I love her very much, and I pray that God grants her a healthy, wealthy and long life. I want to see her around for a long time, and I want to be very blessed, so that I can give her the best things and continually put a smile on her face.
Please, say a prayer for my mum when you read this. She means the entire world to me.
Today, we will drop a message for our parents, telling them how much we cherish them, and sending them heartfelt prayers. If you don’t have biological parents alive, please say a prayer for the repose of their soul, and send a message to anyone who stands as a parent figure to you. May God ease all of our affairs.
The picture to be attached has to be one of my Mum. So, please take a break from seeing my face😄.
I’ll be back. OBA