My sister has changed my History

Olutosin
Posted March 12, 2021 from Nigeria

My history is like a lie.

My life is like a film.

It I unbelievable but I have a voice and I can narrate is as it is. Now.

 

I am.the last child of my mother.  My father died when I was three years old, so I know nothing about him, but, my mother was my friend.  I knew her so well and learned a lot from her. She died six years ago. I was not a toddler when she died. I was a woman of 43 years old as at that time. 

 

So, I knew mama.

 

Until it was time to discuss his six room, uncompleted that house she left behind.  I heard stories that touched the heart.

 

It was then that my siblings remembered that no one saw our mother while she was pregnant of me, definitely, I must be a Mastard. A mastard is a child who maternity is doubted. I think. If a Mastard is an illegitimate child, then a mastard should be an illegitimate from mother's side.

 

It was unbelievable, that at the age of 47, siblings could be discussing my legitimacy because of a room.

 

The other older brother said that a woman's inheritance is at her husband's house. So therefore, the three daughters has no inheritance. 

 

I moved on with my life. Focusing on my work. I decided to live with friends whenever I visited our town. I believe that if its God's wish, I will build my own house in the future. 

 

But, I decided to severe any relationship with anyone to avoid listening to horrible stories about my mother and myself. 

Even if their mother was not my biological mother, she mothered me wholeheartedly.  She trained me, educated me and showed me enough love to last a lifetime. 

I left the house built by a woman to men, who believed that daughters can never inherit a house built by a woman, their mother.

 

To be honest with you all, I love a house in my town. It had been my dream, because our mother spent more than thirty years to build that 6 rooms. She could not complete it. It is still uncompleted till this day. 

 

I decided to keep my pain to myself.  I didn't share this with anyone.

 

My birthday is December 20th and annually, I do celebrate the day for women and girls, I ensure that we provide foodstuffs for them. The last birthday, I decided to distribute 100 live broilers , 100 five litres vegetable oil and 100 5kg bags of rice to one hundred women in Ibasa.

 

I was able to raise 130 each of vegetable oil, rice and broilers, and so,  I was able to surpassed my goal. 

 

Prior to the birthday celebration, my sister here on Worldpulse sent a message to me after seeing the pictures of my campaign for items needed on my birthday. She wanted to know what gifts she should buy for ME on my birthday. She wanted a specific gift for only Me not the women.

 

After a careful thought, I asked for 3,500 blocks to build a house. And she asked for the cost which I informed her.... she said that she could build a house for me instead of blocks.

 

Wow, Jesus Christ of  Nazareth. My heart cut. It was as if God spoke to my sister, that she should wipe my secret tears and erase my shame.

 

My life is a lesson for the whole world. I do not just own a room. I have a house!!! Come on!!!!

 

Hello, do you believe that my house is just 3 minutes drive from my mother's house, where I was disinherited two or three years ago. 

We finished building the house in less than 60 days including furnishings.

 

God is a miracle worker. 

My house has five rooms and toilets.  It has a fence ooooo and a borehole and behind the house is my sisters healing circle!! And it is on a two plots of land where I will build a workshop to train women on using trash to make carpentry products.

 

My Sister has changed my status, story and history. Nobody will believe me because I  can't afford to buy the land not to talk of building a beautiful house. 

 

Read this carefully My, My Worldpulse sister built a house for me and furnished the house too. She furnished it so beautiful that it befits a Princess. 

 

She told me that she wants a place that I will be proud of and befitting.  I never discussed my private problem with her but she just felt that I needed a befitting house.

I started Transformation for women and girls now I discovered that Transformation begins with me!

May Almighty God bless all my sisters and brothers who are changing peoples lives in every corner of the world.  Amen. 

 

 

 

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ikirimat
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thank you Almighty God for this gift to your loved one.
You surely deserve this gift because what you have sacrificed and done with love to our sisterhood in your community cannot be compared none. I am proud and happy for you. You are such an inspiration.

Olutosin
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thank you very much my dearest sister. We inspire one another daily.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 12
Mar 12

Dear Tosin,
Along with your stories letting us all know more about this wonderful dream coming true, and what you have been through in your life, this gift of a house has such deeper meaning. What a betrayal from the men in your family. Such betrayals you describe, so many ways that men have been taught that as women we are to be prevented from having anything that is truly ours, especially money, property, buildings, freedom. Your mother blazed a trail, now you have blazed a trail for so many, and for even more now, who will be able to come to your centre, and sit in the healing circle.
So much love,
Tam

Olutosin
Mar 14
Mar 14

My sister Tom, I can't wait to start our story sharing workshops and I will happily share mine too.

Our mother's did their best.

Nini Mappo
Mar 13
Mar 13

Dear Tosin,
It is praiseworthy how the Lod continues to use World Pulse to resurrect you and not only heal your wounds, but graft new skin so that there are no scars.
I know what a home, any home, means to a woman. Especially where land inheritance is not available to women. I know what big deal a comfortable home is. I know how incredible a blessing it is to have not only a comfortable home, but a home that you can also share with many more women.
I rejoice with you at this amazing provision!! And your story gives me hope, and a renewed faith, because I have been petitioning the Lord for a home I can share for a long time. And oh how He provides in the least predictable ways!!
Viva this sisterhood, and the strong, special bonds you have formed, and the cycle of generosity, safe spaces, and impact this is creating!!

Olutosin
Mar 13
Mar 13

Thank you very much my lovely sister. I really wish that every African and Asian woman has the opportunity to own a befitting home. It is such a taboo in many places here for a woman to own her own house bought in her name.
Thank you for reading sister mi.

Susu Mohamed
Mar 13
Mar 13

Dear olutosin,
Thanks for sharing us the beautiful gift mashaa allah wen we love something we say masha allah as we are muslims.
That is great thing did world pulse sisters allah will reward them in here and late time.
Like me my house is rent i am baying 300 per month every month and the owner comes to me for a checking and the months ending like a week.however not same rent and the your own one.

Best regards
Suu

Olutosin
Mar 14
Mar 14

Masha Allah Thank you my lovely sister. Shelter is the most important basic thing in the developing world. Remain blessed.

Sushmita Das
Mar 13
Mar 13

You are really living your bday by doing such noble job of helping women and girls.
And during this pandemic many women and girls need many such women like you who prioritise others before themselves.
I'm so proud of you dear. God bless you Olutosin.

Olutosin
Mar 14
Mar 14

God bless you more my lovely sister. Thank Youuuuuuuuu.

Keelan
Mar 14
Mar 14

Wow, thank you for your story of hope! It inspires and empowers me to believe that there is always a better path laid out for those of us who aren't willing to give in. You are clearly a woman who has guided others on their path to a brighter future. It's wonderful to see that what you give you also receive! What a powerful community -making dreams come true.

Olutosin
Mar 14
Mar 14

Oh yes, this is where dreams come true. Twelve years ago, the dream I dreamt and wrote down here are now they are becoming my reality one by one.
Thank you for your beautiful comment.

Busayo Obisakin
Mar 14
Mar 14

WAO! Congratulations my sister for a divine favour! Don't mind our people, when they want to cheat women, they will start telling stupid stories. God has shamed them. I am so happy for you. Continue to move from glory to glory my sister!
Love
Busayo

Olutosin
Mar 15
Mar 15

Adupe Maaaaaaa.
Stories that can cause hypertension and forever trauma for those without vision and support.
May Almighty God help us o. Amen.

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 14
Mar 14

WOW!! Sister Olu, I am all teary reading your story. Tears of joy my dear sisters for the Angel on WP who changed your story. Tears of joy because you are also using your story to change other women' s lives. Tears of joy because your kindness and desire to care for all has attracted you goodness. Tears of joy because you did not allow the betrayal of your own siblings break you down but you moved on in positivity. What great lessons from your story. Thank you for sharing with us dear sis.
Love**** Regina

Olutosin
Mar 15
Mar 15

Sister mi o I have become weepy weepy. The surprise turned me to crying crying baby everyday. Even all through yesterday afternoon...I was weeping.
May Almighty God bless her and all angels that are helping all of us. Amen.

I thank God for Worldpulse ooooooooo. I met her on Worldpulse.

ARREY- ECHI
Mar 15
Mar 15

Dear Sis Tosin,

I read this story with so much emotions.
I felt anger, I felt pain, I felt tears and then smile with the love this house is so beautifully covered with.
You are indeed a princess and you deserve nothing less, just like Mama made you feel.

These words are so very true : "Even if their mother was not my biological mother, she mothered me wholeheartedly. She trained me, educated me and showed me enough love to last a lifetime".
She is and will always be your Mama.

May God guide and protect you daily my dear sis and may He continue to replenish the source of this gift of love and sister hood. Congratulations and now, enjoy a well deserved gift.

You both are blessed and I am inspired, as always.

Olutosin
Mar 15
Mar 15

Sister mi,
Amen.
Amen.
Amen.
May Almighty God strengthen and protect you always. Amen.
We conquer and we move on to conquer more territories. Amen.

Jessica Robinson
Mar 15
Mar 15

Thank you for this beautiful writing. Yes, I, too, have learned Olutosin, that transformation starts with me. Thank you for always sharing wisdom. Much love...Jessica

Olutosin
Mar 15
Mar 15

Thank you very much for reading and commenting my dearest sister.

charlenegailtaruwona

Dear Olutosin,
Yours is a story of hope, peace and fulfillment. Yours is a beautiful story. I am really happy for you. We receive love in order to give love. Keep the love flowing.

Olutosin
Apr 15
Apr 15

My brother Bank Manager, Thank you for seeing something special about my last name.
Remain blessed.
I don't contact people privately.

Jumi
Apr 19
Apr 19

Congrats, my dear soul sister Tosin. Sisterly hugs and gratitude to our World Pulse sister for the beautiful home. Ire na akari. Love you x