It's Mother's Day here in Nigeria today and I think over my relationship with my Mum. I'm my mother's first child and only daughter; after me came two sons. Mum has always been overprotective with me especially; it would appear touching but as a woman of 33 now, I find it exasperating and rather annoying. But that's the thing; even when you leave your childhood behind, you remain your Mum's child for the rest of your life.
Mum and I have had our share of friction and closeness over the years, mostly because we think differently and have different preferences. These days I try to be more assertive since I'm not a teenager anymore but it's not all that easy since I live in a society where sassing your elders is considered as something just not done. Some daughters are their mother's best friends, some are like their sisters/mother and child. I love my Mum and I know she loves me as well but the only way I can define our relationship would be enduring.
Even though she's looked after me all through my childhood till now, there is still something missing between us; which is real communication where I can tell her just about anything. And there is the feeling of not being the sort of daughter that she wants because so far, I don't think I've really done anything to make her proud.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not bitching about her, Lord no! She's carried a lot of burden on her shoulders over the years; mostly for us kids and we three hope that in time we'll be able to repay her for it. And we also hope that we'll achieve something huge and be a real credit to her.
Mothers don't always share our interests, personalities and opinions but real mothers be there for the children. And a mother's love is constant and forever. Which is the type of love my mum has for us three.
Williams was very upset about his daughter and couldn't help feeling that Hope’s
mother was reproaching him from Heaven. Addie
had carried Hope to term even though she was stricken with leukaemia, refusing
any form of treatment.