CELEBRATING MY TWO MOTHERS…..
We as humans have habit of celebrating our heroes and heroines when they pass on.
Not so many people have called significant females or women in their lives this International Women’s Day to appreciate, or texted to tell them what it means to have them in your life. Often we wait too long during that last moment to celebrate them when they are gone. We sing all praises when he /she can’t hear as we announce it to the whole world and congregation of mourners how the deceased was good.
Today I want to appreciate two people basically women in my life. I call them my mothers for what they have made me to be who I am today. I am blessed to have two mothers
and all my friends know that am unique having two mums is a blessing.
Am grown up, mature, diligent and responsible (insert all good adjectives) lady thanks to them.
1. To my maternal mother; MUM…Josephine. THANK YOU THANK YOU for taking every journey and step in my life with you. I will forever be grateful to you. You have been my closest companion. You saw me through my primary school not just any school, I went to boarding school very young when I didn’t know how to wash my white blouses you always advised me to pack them and bring during holidays and you would Jik them to be white again from cream.
As if that wasn’t enough in my high school you attended every visiting day thank you and there is no day I never ate Chapati and chicken my favorite thank you. As if that wasn’t enough you and dad took me to one of the best universities not Kenyan but international one..Thank you. When all seemed hell, when fees became a burden and I was at the verge of giving up you always told me there is a way out ….’God cannot start what he cant finish in me’ ….and truly I finished ..Graduated in a colorful graduation that left everyone in awe….thank you I can write a book on that. I hope you will read this.
Happy Women’s Day! If you want something said, ask a man, if you want something done, ask a woman ~ Margaret Thatcher
2. To my auntie my second MUM…Beth.. THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I have no words to explain the measure of my gratitude. No relative can I measure up to like you. You have known me more than my maternal mum; you have sheltered me close to six years now as I try to make my ends meet. I have not been the perfect girl but all in all you have treated me equally like am one of your children.
when I was at the university, you encouraged me, gave me advice up to today I haven’t met anyone with wise words like you ,thank you …these kept me going even when I walked to and from college you were there for me and concerned to ensure we have something to eat me and my cousin.
For your strong devotion to God, you have taught me many lessons, God is always there and we must fear and acknowledge him.
I have watched you for close to five years attending bible study classes every Wednesday morning whether warm or cold you didn’t care. That is what I call Zeal and you have taught me no matter the age or what you have ‘always be in good terms with your maker’
For you auntie………………………………you taught…..me………………..this……………………………‘WHEN A BIRD IS ALIVE IT EATS ANTS. WHEN A BIRD IS DEAD, ANTS EAT THE BIRD. SO, TIME CAN TURN AT ANY TIME, DON’T DEVALUE ANYONE IN LIFE. YOU MAY BE POWERFUL BUT TIME IS MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU. ONE TREE MAKES ONE THOUSAND OF MATCH STICKS, BUT ONE MATCH STICK CAN BURN ONE THOUSAND TREES. DO GOOD AND GOOD WIL FOLLOW YOU’- Yes you have done me good and may Good always follow you
So what do I want to say to you???……….THANK YOU GOD…. BLESS MY TWO MUMS AND HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.