Sunday, 10 March 2013

My Mother(Mother's Day)

I remember a poem that we were taught in Primary school: 

My Mother

Who sat and watched my infant head
When sleeping on my cradle bed,

And tears of sweet affection shed?

My Mother.

When pain and sickness made me cry,

Who gazed upon my heavy eye,

And wept for fear that I should die?

My Mother.

Who taught my infant lips to pray
And love God’s holy book and day,
And walk in wisdom’s pleasant way?

My Mother.

And can I ever cease to be

Affectionate and kind to thee,

Who wast so very kind to me,

My Mother?

Ah, no! the thought I cannot bear,

And if God please my life to spare

I hope I shall reward they care,

My Mother.

When thou art feeble, old and grey,

My healthy arm shall be thy stay,

And I will soothe thy pains away,

My Mother.

Mum & Dad waaaaayyyy back!
At the end of the poem i remember i would be in a daze for a short moment before the teacher's loud voice would snap me out of it with 'AGAIN!' and the whole class would recite the poem again. How i can recall this memory after so long is beyond me. I was dazed by the words of the song, and how it reflected a mother's love for her child. I have grown to become very  very close to my mother (my twin), we used to be almost enemies at a point in my life, but she put in the effort an energy needed to transform that and i accepted her with arms wide open. We talk about almost everything, she supports me with her prayers, advice and whatever else i need to move ahead in life. I am grateful that God kept her alive and i know it's for my sake. Words are not enough to express the love i feel towards her and my appreciation for the role she has played in holding our family together. I pray God continues to renew her strength and patience and may she live to see very many more years on earth and enjoy the fruits of her labor. I hope and pray that i can always make her smile and happy with the little i have been blessed with. i called her today, and after a long convo about my trip i thanked her from the botttom of my heart and prayed for her,and i told her i love her. At the end we are all human and the feeling/knowledge that you are loved, lights up one's soul. I could hear it in her voice. The call was all she wanted. Iya ni wura iye biye ti a ko le fo wo ra (A mother is invaluable gold that money cannot buy). I listen to Asa's 'mama mi' (i think that's the title) track and these words jump @ me 'E ba mi kira fun mama mi..." (help me and hail/praise my mother). Let us shower our mothers (and fathers) love, while they are still alive and can bask in it, with whatever we have, no matter how little, 'cos it is always appreciated.
Mummy OOOOoooooo e pe laye, e jeun omo. Amin Ase (Mummy, may you live long and eat the fruits of your labor over your children. So shall it be)

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Healthy Living/Amateur Cooking II

Moi-moi elewe
Love Nigerian food?!
Wanna learn about them and how to make them?!!
Then totally check out the link below for the top 20 sites and blogs on how to make Nigerian food. I have gone to quite a number of them and tried out their recipes and got great results!! I'm sure u'll enjoy them.