A Mother's reality

SUZAN
Posted June 7, 2020 from Nigeria
A mother protests and shares her pain

So you will agree with me that it has been quite a year! We made resolutions and were optimistic for so many things for the year. Little did we know that one thing would cripple all those plans in a heartbeat?

It’s no new story how the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has made the whole world more alert, vigilant and conscious.

COVID-19 is changing the entire system, no one country can boast about having the most outstanding health system and no one scientist can speak boldly because, no one can truly comprehend this sudden change.

All the same, this is not a time to exude fear and be downcast or depressed because we are all being denied some regular pleasures of life. It’s time to set things right and ask ourselves; what can I do to make a difference in COVID-19?

A few weeks ago, Mothers were celebrated for all their endurance, love and support to their children. This is indeed a beautiful thing which cannot be spoken of enough.

As a mother, I started to recount my deeds especially in this period of the growing pandemic where there is also, an increasing cries of hunger. Not to mention is issues of racism, rape, domestic violence and the likes.

I pondered on that mother who lost her daughter to rapists, that guy who was strangled to death just because of his skin colour. What about the woman at home who gets beaten black and blue just because she chose marriage over being a single mother. Just because she chose a life which the society claims is stable for the fact that she is under a man’s roof. How are the mothers of these innocent victims feeling?

If you see life only from your eyes alone, then, you aren’t living the real life. I sat down one day and pondered on all the moments I  gave supplies to those in need and how I used my words of encouragement to bring a fellow mother and widow out of her deep tears of loneliness and pains. How I could put a smile on someone’s face just by giving them a shock of what I like to call the “milk of human kindness.”

I wish there were pictures to show but trust me, these messages are not to sing my praises but to remind us all that motherhood is indeed a beautiful thing and we must always know, the deep feelings of a mother towards are child, can never be described with words.

Show your motherly side to someone especially now more than ever. Stand for something meaningful and help someone out of a crisis.

COVID-19 needs people to show love and concern for one another. We need to share, to be more aware of what our children and neighbours are going through. We cannot afford to put a blind eye to the fact that COVID-19 is a disease ravaging all.

I always look at the word “mothers” as “Me” for “others.”

Me for the mother who needs Justice (JusticeforUwa) Me for the black brother who was manhandled (JusticeforFloyd) Me for all those going through domestic violence. All for one, one for all.  

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Sumaira Rajput
Jun 08
Jun 08

Read my first story also waiting of your response
https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/sumaira-rajput/posts/95562

SUZAN
Jun 08
Jun 08

Thanks so much for reading and for your story which I read through and I must say. It's sad what happens but it is a wake up call.

Chi8629
Jun 08
Jun 08

Hello Beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
You have a beautiful smile.
Please stay safe.

SUZAN
Jun 08
Jun 08

Awww... Thanks for the compliment and for reading. We pray for an end to the pandemic.

Anita Shrestha
Jun 09
Jun 09

Thank you for sharing

SUZAN
Jun 09
Jun 09

Thanks so much for taking time to read it.

Hello, Suzan,

How are you doing? You wrote a powerful piece. It resonates with me being a mother.

I love this, "I always look at the word “mothers” as “Me” for “others.”

Me for the mother who needs Justice (JusticeforUwa) Me for the black brother who was manhandled (JusticeforFloyd) Me for all those going through domestic violence. All for one, one for all. "

We stand with you, dear. Cheers to all mothers in the world, especially mothers like you who practices "Me" for "others". Insightful!

SUZAN
Jun 09
Jun 09

Karen thank you so much! I am so honored to have you read and appreciate my writeup. We will continue to celebrate women and mothers everyday for their unwavering commitment to serve.

Chidimma
Jun 10
Jun 10

Hello Susan. Very inspiring. I like the quote "Me for other's" May all Mother's find strength to pull through especially those who have lost their daughters due to rape and all kinds of violence. Women helping women is wonderful.
Cheers

SUZAN
Jun 10
Jun 10

Hi Chidinma, thanks so much for reading. Truth is we need each other because positive energy is one of the key things that keep women afloat to being powerful and reliable.

Ghislaine Bibih
Jun 12
Jun 12

Touching write up Suzan. I am not a mother literally but I do relate with the message you are passing across.

SUZAN
Jun 12
Jun 12

Thanks for reading dear. Every woman is a potential mother whether they have a child or not. This is what makes all women unique and special.

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 14
Jun 14

Hi Suzan,
This is a loving call for action, beautifully said, so important now as we look deeply to see what we can each do to help in this global crisis. I think of all the mothers of the world, who have been solving the emergencies for everyone all along, and now with this new life-taking emergency added, and with so little or no funds to do the work, to get food to people, to get women and girls to safety, to help women escape violence. Yes, "All for one, one for all".
In sisterhood,
Tam

SUZAN
Jun 14
Jun 14

Thank you so much Tam, a Mother's duties are never ending, both in and out of the family. When we support each other in sisterhood, there is nothing we can't achieve. Truthfully, there are more women and girls going through alot of pains than we can possibly imagine.

Sampada Sapkota
Jun 26
Jun 26

Hello Suzan,
How are you doing, dear?
Thanks for sharing such an encouraging post. Truly dear, at this hard time, we should all support each other.
Stay safe, dear.
Sampada

SUZAN
Jun 26
Jun 26

Thanks so much dear. I am doing great and happy to hear from you.