A mother is still a woman, and a woman can always be a mother. So while I’m taking the time to acknowledge my own mother, I want to acknowledge all the women and more importantly mothers around the world. They play the most important role in shaping our societies because they are the nurturers of our young minds. This blog was started with the intention of helping to shape the future of African nations, so it must acknowledge and applaud the efforts of Mothers in Africa and the world too.
It’s been said before
One day really isn’t enough
You’ll have to excuse me
For not telling you enough
I love you
I appreciate you
And all that other stuff
But what I most want to say
Is thank you
Sometimes I’m stubborn
Often I’m rude
It’s a fault I have but that’s no excuse
You’ve raised me better
You’ve shown me how
To be the person I am today
To be a woman and so I pray
That with the values you’ve instilled in me
I continue to grow
To show the world even when they don’t know
The importance of a mother’s love.
Strength, grace, wisdom and beauty
That’s what my mama gave me.
So when I’m faced with societies’ assumptions
Of who I am and what is it to be
A Muslim, black and a woman
I want them to see you in me, mom
That’s all I’ll ever need
because a mothers love is what sets you free.
There aren’t really enough words to describe its depth
This poem isn’t enough to repay my debt
If I had enough money I would buy you the world
But this is what I can give you now
And a promise that I will somehow
Make you proud and give you what you deserve.
This is for you, and all the other women in our family. My aunts, my grandmother, my cousins. You make me proud to be who I am, and I hope that I can do the same. Any success I ever gain will always be yours too. I love you, Happy mothers day.
A footnote: To anybody with mothers and family in Africa, Asia and other emerging nations, make it your duty to better their lives too. Join in on Afreecadotco’s mission.