This post will shock you at the end so i advise you to read carefully till my last statement so as to get the essence of this post today. It might bring tears to your eyes or make you feel sad but then, there is never a best time to make the post except now. I’ll make the post today in form of a story as i always do, but like i said, follow me closely.
Once upon a time, there lived a woman who was beautiful in every way. Words might fail me in trying to tell you more about this woman because words cannot do justice about her amiable character. She was a virtuous woman indeed. A role model to women and young ladies.
This woman was the first to rise up in the morning and the last to retire at night. She stayed strong for all her children to stand tall in life. She vowed to support her children most especially the ladies achieve academic excellence as she was not literate due to circumstances beyond her control. There was nothing she did not sell just to put food on the table. She was a strong woman and a role model indeed.
The last thing i could remember this woman sold was FISH… she was diligent in her business despite the constraints she had in trying to make ends meet. She came back home most nights with pains as the bones from the fishes had pierced into her skin and sometimes the knife or cutlasses used to cut the fish bruised her skin… she used hot water or the heat from the lantern to kill the pain and she sometimes took pain killers to ease off the pain. This woman i can say any day is a typical example of who a mother should be. She forgot about her needs and put her kids first. She preferred to stay with her old clothes just to get new wears for her kids. She preferred to stay hungry just so her kids could feed well. She had to go through the pains just so her kids had a better understanding of a good life. She was not just a woman… She was a mother, a friend, a confidant and above all, she was virtuous.
November 5th 2011 was the day this amazing woman bade the earth goodbye and chose to rest from the struggles of the world. It was not a good news for anyone who heard about her demise as such persons did not deserve to go;and as a matter of fact not so soon… I mean she was just 64 years old. It was time for her to eat the fruit of her labor as almost all her children were now graduates and we all could say thet her wish came through. But what happened to the wishes of the children who wished she lived longer just to enjoy all she labored for? OH DEATH!!!!!! why did you have to take her away from her children when she was only getting ready to forget the toils and torture of her past? Why did you not allow her to at least eat a little? She suffered too much to just go like that… This woman did not just go like that; she tried fighting death but death won again this time. She was diagnosed of liver enlargement and as a result she had swollen stomach and swollen legs. She could not eat well as her taste bud was lost as a result of her illness. This woman suffered so much pain. She wanted to be fine again but since no one can question God, death won.
TEARS… PAIN… HURT…ANGER… FRUSTRATION… were all what her children and relatives felt but there was nothing they could do as their beloved mother was gone forever. This woman left just like that… hmmm… She was the best in everything she did. She smiled so good and cooked so well. She was a peace lover and a giver always. She did not mind to give you her last not minding what was going to happen to her at the end of the day. She gave it all!
THIS WOMAN WAS A RARE GEM
SHE WAS A GIVER
SHE WAS A GREAT DANCER
SHE WAS A GREAT COOK
SHE WAS SUPER ORGANISED
SHE WAS A PEACE LOVER
SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY WAY
SHE HAD A GOOD DRESS SENSE
SHE HAD A GOOD HEART
SHE WAS TRUSTWORTHY
SHE WAS SUPPORTIVE
SHE WAS NOT QUERELLSOME
SHE WAS A MOTHER, FRIEND, SISTER, HELPER AND A SOUL MATE
SHE WAS MY MOTHER.
The woman whose breast milk fed and nurtured me. The one who was ridiculed for me. she gave it all for me to stand strong today.So sad i cannot repay her for her good deeds. So sad i could not help her forget the tears and pains of yesterday… with my big day coming soon, i miss her everyday and i am just trying to envision that day without her… So here i am wishing that she was still here with me, to smile and render her amazing words of advice. I really do miss her and i sincerely wish i could see her again. As a matter of fact, she was the only thing i feared to loose but it’s funny how i became stronger when she left. I actually thought i would not be able to carry on without her but thank God for the grace to prevail till this time and i can boldly tell myself that she is proud of me wherever she is as i am simply trying my best to be a better version of her. I miss you mum, now and always. I really do wish my husband, kids and generation got to meet you; but never mind, ill tell them about you all the way because you live in my heart forever.
1 MINUTE SILENCE FOR MY MUM……………………………………………………
REST ON MAMA EBISIDOR
REST ON MAMA ABULEAKA
REST ON MAMA
REST IN PEACE FOREVER MUM.
I know most of us have lost someone close to us so we can relate with this post. Some we had opportunities to bade goodbye to but others who left with no prior notice…However, it still hurts to see a loved one no more and we find ourselves wishing we had more time with them to right the wrongs. Personally, i wish i had more time to smile, play, gist and enjoy her delicious meals but unfortunately i cannot have all that as it is only but a wish today.
So i thought it wise to share this painful story of mine just to tell you to cherish your loved ones before it becomes a wish… Our mothers are very important to us. They go through a lot just trying to raise us up as children. You may never know or understand the sacrifices made by mothers because most times,they hide the truth from us and sometimes act strong so we can think all is well. God bless all mothers dead and alive.
As i make the post today, i still wish i was not writing this post about her as it still hurts till date and all i can do is wish… Please, do not wait till yours become a wish. The only moral i want you to pick from this post today is to cherish every time spent with your loved ones as no one knows the end of anyone. Whatever you can do today for the ones you love, please do it.
I wish my mum was here to see me doing exploits… I wish her grand children would see her… i wish i could buy her gifts and express my love for her in appreciation for the pains she went through for me. I wish my husband met her… I wish you reading this post got a chance to reckon with her qualities and wonderful personality… I WISH… I WISH… I JUST WISH.
Please, do not wait till it becomes a wish for you too. Till i come your way again, remember the world is waiting to reckon with your uniqueness, stay Janded!
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