Today is mothers day and I just wanted to do a small shout out post to my mum and all the plenty mothers in my life.
From a very young age, I’ve had so many people taking my matters on their head and you know, just caring for my siblings and I even when they didn’t have to. Some of them have adopted us and their kids refer to us as cousins and we are not even blooded!
So today I’m grateful to all these women who took me under their wings when my own mum couldn’t be there no matter how much she wanted to. Thanks for the love, the advice and the welcome. I’m especially grateful to those that feel it’s their personal duty to get me gifts, I love gifts so much.
And finally to my mum, I love you so much. I don’t tell you enough. I’ve seen you almost kill yourself just to make sure that we are all okay. You do everything to fit in with us. I remember when we were all in or out of FGGC Owerri and you tried your best to keep up with our slangs.
I don’t know how you did it but I want to be able to deal with my children the way you deal with us. We are able to play with you (I must do ‘see kingdom’ with my kids), tell you everything and not be afraid of you more than we should be (you know, for disciplinary purposes 😉).
All our boy talks. You know all them boys and how they be tripping. You also know of our crushes. Of course boo will meet you first to get some strength for Meeting Daddy. Pc’s girlfriend doesn’t have to worry about Mother-in-law issues. You give the best boyfriend advice. You give the best advice.
You tell the best stories. You are best at ‘chere-were”. You can disturb sha. You listen to us. You made the very best and smoothest transition from dressing us up to taking our fashion advice. Like, the best that I have ever witnessed.
I love you Mama. Today. All day. Any day. Every day.
*chere-were – literally ‘wait and take’. My momma’s way of referring to food that takes little time to prepare like okro soup.
Happy Mother’s Day.