Monday, July 02, 2007

My mother taught me Endurance. Her words were “what cannot be cured must be endured” She taught me to endure whatever obstacle life brings my way such that it would not bring me down; rather I would learn a lesson and be better for it.
My mother taught me resilience. She taught me to get up if and when I fall down.
My mother taught me kindness. She showed me how to look at every man as an equal and not to think that I was better than any just because I had certain privileges they didn’t have.
She also taught me humility. That’s the only thing one cant brag about having so I’ll leave it at that and let someone else say it on my behalf!
My mother taught me perseverance. She made me understand that the road may be long and I would be weary, but showed me that I’ve been equipped to handle all of life’s challenges.
She taught me to live well beneath my means. That way, I’d be able to manage most of my affairs (if not all) without having to borrow unnecessarily and thus compromise my stability.
My mother taught me the beauty of giving…… I now understand what it means to give without expecting anything in return and I love the feeling I have when I give, no matter how little it is………
She taught me Laughter. She taught me how laughter can change situations no matter how bad and she taught me how to take a joke. She taught me to pay now, play later… that’s the way I learned responsibility.
She taught me how to earn trust. It showed in the way I was alone and unsupervised for four years in the University paying all my fees, going to classes religiously, studying, earning my grades and graduating. All that was done without one visit from my parents to my school, from my matriculation day to graduation day.
My mother taught me Faith. She taught me the word of God which says that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…..
She taught me the power of prayers…I’ve learnt that its power is immeasurable………she also taught me hope… sometimes it’s all some people have got……most of all, my mother taught me love. She taught me to love beyond reason, without reason and to love just because God says so.

My mother taught me all these and much more… I cannot imagine my life without her guidance, counseling and direction. She’s played the most important role in my life by miles and I cannot thank God enough for giving me to her … I wish that I be wise and patient enough to teach my children as she taught my siblings and I and pray that her children are able to show her how much she means to us… She may or may never get to read this but I just hope she hears the song of my heart… Mummy, I love and appreciate you… May God bless you with long life and show you His salvation.



‘moni

26 comments:

Omodudu said...

i am touched

Ugo Daniels said...

Your mother's definitely a treasure to have. Wait oo...ain't moms the sweetest thing on earth. Of course they are.

Pink-satin said...

YOUR MOM IS WISE!

SET said...

Beutiful, I am so inspired and encouraged to continue to endure and believe and trust God and have faith. Good to see you appreciating your dear Mother, for those of us who have our mothers in our lives and there through it all with us, we are blessed.

Boso said...

Two thumbs up for your mum !!

In fact, two thumbs up for all our mums !!!

classybabe said...

Moms are so special!

pamelastitch said...

moms rock...welcome back. Abeg, no more long weekends...oooo


take care,
pammy

catwalq said...

amen!!!!!

A Kel called Wonder ...... said...

Your mum is a virtous woman

princess said...

Your mum taught you well dear. Give her a kiss for me ok.
Am adding ur blog to my list.

Porter deHarqourt said...

phurray for stepdads!...seriously though, i think you've got one special mother on your hands.

mothers give us their all. the least we can do is turn out ok, and let them know we love and appreciate them.

good one `Moni, i think i'll give my mum a call!

AN IBO DUDE'S CORNER said...

too bad i dont have a sister named nyemoni, i would have said we shared the same mother. theres one thing else she taught me and thats being independent. dont ask but give when asked. she made sure all 8 of us(yep, she gave birth to 8) all turned out independent. its not easy but it worked nd is working for us

Nyemoni said...

@ omodudu Awwwww...
@ Ugo D, yes they are....
@ pink satin, I think so as well!
@ set, we are immeasurably blessed....and we don't even know the half of it!
@ boso, that right! 2 thumns up for all our mums!
@ classybabe...they are truly special o!
@ pam...I will certainly try...no excuses! :-)
@ Catwalq, Thank you!
@ a kel called wonder, thanks for stopping by my space girl... will be checking in on you from time to time..
@ princes...I will definitely give her kisses! Thank you!
@ porter de harcourt... Long time o! I'm still waiting for that Monday Post o! Now go on- give your mum that call!
@ obinna..8 eh? she's a very stong woman... my mum had 6 of us... thanks for dropping in...

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

awwwww... such a beautiful tribute.. she raised a wonderful daughter.. love you moni

Confused Naija Girl said...

aww sweet tribute!

Refinedone said...

For a child to say that about his/her mother...now that is a job weldone!

May our children beable to speak of us in that manner..that is my prayer and hearts desire....

...you are truly blessed!

Sisbee said...

Wise teachings,and the words came to me at the right time. You're blessed.

LurLar said...

Mama is sure going to be proud of the beautful lady she has trained you to be.

IJEOMA said...

its obvious her lessons didnt fall on deaf ears.

good for you

Nyemoni said...

@ ONB, aww, thanks mami...love you too!

@ CNG, thank you girlie!

@ refinedone, thank you for your compliments! Now I have a question for you... when are you starting your blog? I would like you to.. I see your comments around blogsville and I think it would make for interesting reading if you started a blog...

@ sisbee, AMEN... Thank you for stopping by...

@lurlar, I sure hope so! :-)

@ IOI, why thank you!

Refinedone said...

....feel free and stop by any time
my blog URL is:

www.refinedone.wordpress.com

'be expecting you :)

Nyemoni said...

@ refinedone... I'm so going there now!

~Mimi~ said...

awwwwwwwwwww I LOVED THIS WRITE UP!! AMEN MAY GOD SHOW HER HIS SALVATION!

laspapi said...

your mother took her time with you. You were a good chld too.

Freelance said...

You have a wonderful mother and so do I. My mother is like my guardian angel.

Take care and stay blessed.

www.freelancez.blogspot.com

Manda said...

Ur mum taught u a whole lot! Glad u appreciate and work wit her wisdom!

 

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