Last Sunday, April 24 was Mother’s Day, it was also the feast day for Our Lady of Good Counsel. Mother’s Day is a special day reserved specifically for honouring mothers as well as motherhood, mothering figures and maternal bonds. Recently, all over the world people embraced the opportunity to once again show their mothers, stepmothers, foster mothers or guardians that they love and appreciate them. BETTY AMUKPO takes on some children on who their mothers are to them and how they celebrated them on Mother’s day. Excerpts:
‘After God, my mummy is my wheel to success’
• Eyinade Gideon
She is my team. She is my management who always wants the best for me. She suffers herself for me to enjoy. She wakes up very early at 5a.m for me to be in school at 7a.m and she wakes up early for me to meet the Sunday morning mass. After God, my mummy is my wheel to success and will always be proud of her like the cloud beautifying the sky. If everyone denies me, my Mary will be there to support me and make me laugh. She is so special to me just as the sun is special to us.
‘My mother is my jewel’
• Chima Anita
My mother is my jewel. My mother is a woman I cherish so much. She is so lovely with a heart of gold, God fearing and trustworthy. My mother has a big heart, she can give out things to people in need, she has this strong believe that givers never lack. If I grow up, I will like to be like my mom. My jewel (Chima Uzoamaka) may God continue to bless, protect and keep you for me, my siblings and for the people you care for. As we celebrate Mother’s day this year, I celebrate you with lots of love. I love you mom and I will always love you, I will work hard and promise to build a house and buy you the latest jeep when I grow up because you merit it. I love you mom.
‘I celebrated my mother by praying for her and presenting gifts to her with loving poems’
• Umennadi Francis Chibunna
My mother is a selfless, loving human who sacrifices many of her wants and needs just to make me happy. I celebrated my mother on Mother’s Day by praying for her, presenting gifts to her with loving poems and making sure that this year’s Mother’s Day was a memorable one for her.
‘My mother is a great, lovely and amazing person, very supportive and kind to all’
• Victoria Okefe
My mother is a great, lovely and amazing person, she is always there for us, very supportive and kind to all. On mother’s day, I wrote a poem for her and helped her to cook the delicious food she prepared for us on that day. I and my siblings prayed for her wishing her God’s blessings, love, grace, long life, in good health and may our good Lord grant her all her heart desires. Amen.
‘She is my world, I am nothing without her’
• Barnabas Awaki
She is my happy box, the reason behind my smiles. She is the candle of my life, melting herself to make my life brighter. Her warm smile and hugs are instant medicine to all my pains. Her cute blushes, which makes me fall in love with her every micro second. Her unconditional love, which outlives everything in my world. And, there is nothing in the world that can beat her Love. She is my world, I am nothing without her. Mother’s day was actually fun I got her a gift card on Mother’s day it was really, really interesting…
‘She goes out of her way to make sure we are well taken care of’
• Blossom Akalezi
My mother is my sweet heart, she is a great woman, a disciplinarian. She is a person who loves her children. She is loving and selfless; she goes out of her way to make sure we are well taken care of. I celebrated my mom by making her a card as a gift, praying for her and taking care of her.
I will love to buy her a mansion and a car’
• Anabel Oti
My mom is the pillow I lay my head on.
My mother is my heart beat, I will love to buy her a mansion and a car and make her happy when I grow up with a decent job.
‘My mother is my best friend’
• Adigwe Angel
My mother is my best friend, when I’m sick she is my only strength. When I woke up on Mother’s Day morning, I wished her happy Mother’s Day and I gave her a big surprise. I love my mummy because she is always there for me, she is my everything.
A poem for my Mother (My Mother)
• King St. Stephen Rukevwe Okeregbe
My mother is kind and beautiful I love my mother
My mother carried me in her womb for nine months.
My mother is my friend She listens to me and helps me
She taught me how to pray and prays for me.
She teaches me morals, self control and self respect.
My mother is my number 1 friend.
Happy Mother’s Day mummy!
‘She is a shoulder to lean on’
• Aniebonam Victoria
A mother is so dear to me; she is a shoulder to lean on. Someone to guide you through thick and thin; to hold your hands and guide you through. That is who my mother is. If it were possible I would climb the highest tower and scream to the whole world, oh how much I love and appreciate my mother
‘She is always available to me’
• Sandra Ojimmadu
My mother is my confident. She is caring to me and my younger ones. She is always available to me, a good listener and very prayerful. And teaches me to be a good child. I love you Mom. I celebrated her by praying for her that God will answer all her request. Happy Mother’s Day mom! May God bless you and all the mothers in the world.