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.