BE THANKFUL……….. STAY POSITIVE

So last week, mummy dearest got transferred out of Lagos, when she broke the news to me, I had different emotions running through my mind. I was happy for her no doubt cause it was something she has always wanted but at the same time, I was sad, cause now she wasn’t going to be home with me to always have our little night gossips. Unfortunately I am not a good pretender so my displeasure at the transfer was written all over my face especially when I stepped out for a few hours and came home to see her all packed for a week away trip. Immediately I let it all out about how could she be so excited to be leaving me here all alone ( I know I know, I couldn’t help the baby in me). Anyway, mummy being the mummy she is, sat me down and gave me a well deserved lecture. She made sure to remind me how I went off to uni all excited every time I had to resume, How I should also realize I was going to leave her pretty soon to start my own family and finally, how she was never going to leave me, that being kilometers away wasn’t going to stop or reduce our communications (thank God for GSM) and where she was was just an hour flight away so anytime I felt like coming or she could, we could always make a trip. Most importantly she loved me very much. After this, ashamed of myself would be an understatement to how I felt, I felt very embarrassed and selfish. This has always been her dream, to leave Lagos and now it had finally come, I was only thinking about me. Anyway we have longed kissed and made up and I am completely happy for her and her numb ONE supporter.

Now going to the main gist, an uncle had his birthday on saturday July 11th and decided to visit the motherless, he wanted where he knew his contribution would be felt and I have no doubt he achieved that aim. We went to the sisters of mother Theresa home at Alapere, a trip I intend to make. At that home, they had them all, the kids who were just homeless, those who were homeless with different kind of disabilities ( autism, down syndrome etc). I saw kids who couldn’t stand up cause their legs were probably premature or the bone couldn’t support them, I saw kids who couldn’t control themselves, they needed support to do everything, I saw little babies who had been dropped off at just 5 days old, they were even kids with high sensitivity they couldn’t let them out, all I kept hearing were screams from them. All these kids I saw were so happy and full of smiles when we walked in. Even those who couldn’t stand were jumping on their beds when we walked in with joy. I have been to motherless babies homes, but this had its effect on me, not just me alone but every other person that took that trip.

There and then my mind ran back to my little drama some days back when Mummy told me she was transferred. Look at these beautiful kids who were so happy that strangers came to visit, they had no parent but are completely grateful. I have my both parents and cause one of them has gotten what she has always wanted, my greed didn’t let me rejoice with her. Immediately I said a quick prayer asking God for forgiveness, thanked God for my life and what I had, thank god for the sisters who had dedicated their lives to taking care of these kids and I decided to support mummy dearest the best way i can.

Many times we find ourselves angry at loved ones and people whenever we do not get our way, we fail to realize there are people who beg to have half the opportunity we have, people who can do anything just to be in our shoes. So why complain? why not be grateful at all times and take everything that happens as God having a better plan for us rather than getting upset and angry. Let’s start today to stay grateful and thankful and learn to keep an open mind to everything and remember, PRAY WITH FAITH AND BELIEVE GOD HAS YOU COVERED.

XOXO
Tracy

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