Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Mum I know you don’t blog but this is for you all the same.

I know I wailed the loudest when I was little. And that the terrible twos in my case were really a little more than terrible. I know that my teenage years had you in a permanent fret. I believe all these things served to bring us closer together. Through it all you were a great mum. The best mum. And here we are. We made it.

Happy Mother’s Day.

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

A Mothers Love.
by Author Unknown
A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:
For cutting the grass: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00
For going to the store for you: $.50
Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00
Total owed: $14.75
Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he'd written on, and this is what she wrote:
For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me:
No Charge
For all the nights that I've sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you:
No Charge
For all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through the years:
No Charge
For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead:
No Charge
For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose:
No Charge
Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is:
No Charge.
When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, "Mom, I sure do love you." And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: "PAID IN FULL".
Wanjuku...Thanks for reminding us Mother's day.

BP ONE said...

Shiko. ….For me every day is Mother's day and I believe our mums deserve more than to be wished a happy Mother’s day or giving them gifts on that particular day only .
I think we are just too selfish to allocate them only one day out of the 365 days. If you insist it should be one day, then I suggest we make it an international public holiday.
May be I am wrong… but I am SURE my mum is just too special to be remembered only on Mother’s day.
Anon @ 11:00 am. That was a nice one …The boy was very clever thou materialist and the mother was without doubt a great teacher.
Shiko...Wish you become a great mother

Wanjiku Unlimited said...

BPONE how true. Every day is mother's day. Just like every day is Valentine's day for lovers. We love our mum's every day. Thanks BP and oh yes I intend to be a very good mother to somebody when the time comes. God Wiling.

Anon 11.00 that's a nice one thanks. We can never convert our mothers' love into money. Otherwise we'd never be able to repay. Thanks for having that one here.

rags said...

that is a really sweet post.

Maua said...

Appreciate your mother now when she can feel your love. A time comes when it's too late, and guilt cuts thru you.

We need more Shikos to hammer this in us. But we need it universal (UK's was beginning of March)

Happy Mothers day to all the mothers out there.

Mcheku said...

Anonymous, thanks for the comments...but why are you the only anonymous here and the way you posted such a nice one...it would have been nice to know you thanks anyways.

May the Good Lord above bless all the mothers out there!

Wanjiku Unlimited said...

True Mcheku Anon posted such nice sentiments. It's too sad that he/she chose to remain anonymous. But we appreciate them all the same.

Rags that Tshirt on your blog. Very nice. I'll visit your online store as soon as I'm done with this.

Maua today is Monday. I begin your assignment right away. As soon as the clock ticks 8.30 Kenya time. That's when minds here start functioning despite people having reported in the offices at 8.00.

Nairobian Perspective said...

Thanks wanjiku for stopping by my blog!Thanks also for signing up at pay per play though my overseas visitors are saying the adverts are a nuisance but well its a revenue stream!Im trying my best to sensitize Kenyan bloggers on the importance of blogging as serious business and not just past time affair.Its important that we work together to increase our presence and if possible link exchange so that our blogs can get a better page rank in this robust and highly competitive blogging environment

Nairobian Perspective said...

Thanks wanjiku for stopping by my blog!Thanks also for signing up at pay per play though my overseas visitors are saying the adverts are a nuisance but well its a revenue stream!Im trying my best to sensitize Kenyan bloggers on the importance of blogging as serious business and not just past time affair.Its important that we work together to increase our presence and if possible link exchange so that our blogs can get a better page rank in this robust and highly competitive blogging environment

Anonymous said...

Mcheku & Shiko.
It is not my wish to be Anonymous, but nowadays, Kenyans are bothered by who-said-what, than what-is-said. Anyway I am happy you appreciate the comment.
They call me, Midnite Preacher.

Wanjiku Unlimited said...

Midnight preacher thanks. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being anonymous by the way. it's just that Kenyans are so used to names ama vipi Mcheku. Lol.

Midnight preacher welcome to my world.

Wanjiku Unlimited said...

Nairobian Perspective thanks too for vising here. I'm one of those Kenyans who are seriously ready to be sensitized about blogging as a serious business and not just for passing time. I've read a lot on the net about people making money from their balconies and what could be better? Or better still from the beach!! I also know a few more people who don't mind a few more shillings in their pockets. Who does not? Lol.

so Nairobian Perspective lets get blogging. Something good will most certainly come out of it.

Thanks,

Shiko.