|Adesewa and Mum (Princess and Queen)|
Just yesterday, almost everyone took to social media platforms and other forms to say something about their Momma. It was the mothers’ day. I celebrate Mothers’ day every 2nd Sunday in the month of May, so for me, this came a little too early. But then, wake me any time, I always have something to say about this gift of a mum.
|Mrs. Agnes Olubukola Olofinko|
January 2013, my aunt who has 3 grown boys wanted a girl- child. So she came to Nigeria and adopted this cute little girl we named Motunrayo. While processing her travel documents, little Motunrayo had to move in with us. She was two, and mum’s sleepless nights would begin again. I feared for her. She had to feed, clothe, and risk little Motunrayo messing up the entire place (let me give this fact from TY Bello’s Ekundayo song, that 97% of children in orphanages never get adopted because there is still a stigma attached to adoption in Nigerian. What are we doing about this?). Eventually, mum had to visit the hospital more than usual because Motunrayo needed a surgery owing to the fact that she wasn’t fed breast milk as a child. Well, it doesn’t happen to all, but she was one of the few who had difficulty breathing because of this. To this end, she got all the attention. And silly me, I felt I have never seen my mum unabashedly protective. Well, a mother has got to be a mother, and to whoever is involved, the compassion is the same.
I’ve given you all so long a note to read…but do you know that Queen wouldn’t go to bed until we were all asleep? I have seen her go on her knees more than anything – The Power of a Praying Woman! Mum is a strong woman in all its definitions because even with tears in her eyes, she still manages to say with a smile ‘I’m okay’? Only a mother could pull off something like that. AND I would dare to say that the role of a mother is so powerful that the destinies of nations lie in her hands. Go all out and celebrate your mother. To those who never felt the affection of a mother, celebrate the mother figures in your life, and remember to say a prayer for all distressing mothers in the world. We celebrate those of the Chibok girls too.
My Mother, My Wonder.
Adesewa Olofinko is a graduate of Mathematics and Integrated Science from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. The writer cum radio-presenter enjoys a quiet life behind the scene positively affecting lives and enjoying every moment with friends and family. Connect with her on LinkedIn: Adesewa Olofinko or Dhewumieno1@gmail.com. Mobile number: 07031561052