Thursday 17 May 2012

My Mother, My Friend Part 2

 I received a broadcast a few days ago and I loved it so much that I decided to share it with you all.


"My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way... remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day... the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad... just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you... my darling daughter. "

Last week, at the end of the 'My mother, My friend' article, I asked you guys to send in sweet thing about your mothers, here are a some of the things I got.

"God bless your mother Stella, God bless my mum too. There couldn't have been any me without my mum, an old soldier as we call her. Full of love and compassion. My mum is 74 now, am lucky to still have her. From making sure I attended a federal school, to visiting days, helping to comfort me when my marriage broke down and still believing in me is a miracle. God bless you mum" - Emmanuella

"Unfortunately my mom is dead. May her dedicated,humbled,beautiful soul rest in perfect peace." - Yetunde Mustafa

" Mothers to me are the best gifts one could ask for. I lost mine to a series of illness and loss of memory due to an after effect of a ghastly motor accident we had 3 years ago and I'd say she had 2 give up her life 4 us because we were hanging by a thread, my sister lost her arm n I had broken ribs which threw her into panic . Life has never been the same. She was my best friend and confidant and I miss her more than words could tell. She moulded me into the lady I am today. I remember some years back when my family had financial issues, she sold some of her possessions to make sure she kept us in school and had food on our table. She would run around whenever we fell ill and won't sleep till we slept. I miss her so much" - Nyelu

Thank you guys for sending in all these beautiful things about your mothers, whether dead or alive I am sure they are somewhere smiling at you.

Stella's Quote of the day: Let's not wait till we loose the ones we love before we begin to show how much we care.


  1. The dreaded morning sickness
    Pregnancy-induced insomnia
    Forcing you to listen to the serenade of annoying crickets
    Mood swings that causes close ones to dislike your behavior…
    Pools of crimson blood coursing down your thighs
    Your body usurped by anguish; the abysmal lows, the aching highs
    A fatiguing marathon ran on months counted in nines
    The arrival, a culmination that wipes away all pain with a look into your baby’s eyes…
    The sacrifice; countless episodes of sleep deprivation
    To feed your baby's hunger sensation
    The diaper change, the outrage
    As your other half seeks other forms of elation…
    The disrespect during your baby’s adolescent years
    The recalcitrant behavior that often leaves you in tears
    The joys of seeing them marry; empty nest fears
    But in all this, she keeps shifting up the gears
    A mother’s love, always brimming, never in arrears
    To all the amazing mothers, I say, CHEERS!!!
    I LOVE my mum to scatter!!

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