“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made Mothers.” Rudyard Kipling
Many decades ago, I was born to make a mark in this world because my Mother dared to ‘push’.
Today is the day to celebrate motherhood. I will quip that Mothers should be celebrated every other day.
Like a Queen on the board of Chess Play, a mother is all-powerful, selfless, hardworking and would not mind personal sacrifices to see the King(The Father) and the Pawns(Children) be well off and achieve their personal goals in life.
A mother is loving, Victor Hugo says a ‘Mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them’.
They are crafted to withstand the good and the bad time.
When I was very young, I always wondered how my mother gets the strength to be all she is.
But I got my answer from Leonardo DiCarprio who says ‘My Mother is a walking Miracle’. No statement better describes a mother.
The world is replete with the stories of women’s heroics.
The Africa’s continent is not lacking in such stories .
The Kenyan Mau Mau women Freedom Fighters who fought for Kenyan’s Independence, Sheba Tavarwisa of the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army, Winnie Mandela of South Africa, Funmilato Ransome Kuti of Nigeria, Gertude Kandanga-Hilukilwa , Namibia, Hannah Kudjoe , Ghana, Bibi Titi Mohammed , Tanzania to mention but a few.
Some of them lost their arms, limbs or sanity in the struggle but on their blood stains and sacrifices is the story of a new Africa.
Our women are strong, beautiful and are always there.
A mother gives back. This is why it is believed that if you educate a woman, you are educating the whole Nation.
Recently, the story of Tanitoluwa Adewumi ‘s chess heroic swept the media. But a very major milestone that heralded the success of Tani is the foresight of his mother in registering him at a chess club after learning Chess from his elder brother.
That is part of the strength of a mother. Their intuitive power ‘sees’ miles ahead.
It is like calculating deep moves in the mould of a chess engine.
Next time you see a child doing great, you won’t have to look far to see the role of his mother as a fruit never falls far of the tree.
Today at Africa Chess Media, we just want to Celebrate Africa’s mothers who have made us what we are today.
I celebrate my Mother Mrs. Victoria Ajibade for her love and care for me. I truly appreciate.
Our readers can use the comment section to celebrate their mothers too.
I am signing out with ‘a song for Mama‘ by BoyzIImen.
God Bless Africa’s mothers and Happy mothers Day.