For no particular reason, today we celebrate our mothers on this blog. Let’s make it scenario based like give an experience of how your mother has been there for you. I’d go first:
Surely I can’t remember what is felt like to carry me for 9 months so I won’t talk about the things I can’t remember; I’d rather talk about those things that I do know for sure.
I remember studying hard for this exam (CCIE). It seemed impossible at first but we decided to give it a short all the same. I can’t even estimate the input and support my mother had: from the rack rentals, to fueling the generator, to paying for lab fee. 1 year of active studying, I wrote the exam…I failed that attempt.
World turned dark, I had put all my energy into this. Mother called me to comfort me and asked when next I could take the exam. Even though I had to travel for a re-sit, she took care of it all. And what’s more, she went with me *tears*. I don’t know who worried more after the exam that day in Dubai, but if she was worried, she knew she had to be strong for me. Every other thing seems blurry but this one thing I know, we both knelt down to thank God when the result showed ‘PASS’.
I may not be able to repay my mother fully for all she did that period and before and after that, but I’d sure come close.
Write your own story in the comments section but if it’s as long as mine, then it will get a post of its own. And there you have it, the theme for the month of April- “Celebrating Mothers”.
Food for thought:
In the category of those who leave their problems and focus on yours (doctors, pastors, etc), Mothers surely qualify to be on that list.
Ephesians 6:2 “Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)”
The full CCIE story can be found here: http://www.ccieflyer.com/2011-02-Adeolu_Owokade.php