Exactly 23 years ago, I lost my mum. I remember the date not because I have a good memory or miss her but I made a friend some years back whose birthday is today and what’s more, she bears my mum’s name.
I have often wondered how our relationship would have been like; the look she would have worn when I graduated magna cum laude; got my first job; wrote my first poem or told her about my crush; how she would feel sitting in the midst of the congregations or crowd or audience before whom I preach, recite a poem, motivate or act?
Yet God in His graciousness gave me seven mothers at different stages of my life whose love and care I cannot begin to describe- seven adorable mothers and God-willing, grannies for my kids when they get here. What I have learnt, enjoyed and experienced makes me appreciate God in a different light. I know God is not done, there are more mothers coming my way.
When you lose someone, God brings more than a replacement- He brings loads of blessings your way. It might be disguised in a way but the fundamental truth is He never forsakes you!
To Mrs. Vida Addo, Miss Christiana Kobe, Mrs. Mabel Boiquaye, Maa Comfort, Mrs. Henrietta Mante, Mrs. Darko and Mrs. Ruby Okae-Asante; I love you all. God bless you and thank you.