LIEBSTER AWARD

I got nominated for the Liebster award by Aishawariyaramachandran.

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Thank you so much aishwariyaramachandran for nominating me. You can catch her latest blogs my clicking on her name. I am honored beyond words for someone to nominate me for this award more so one that has not known me for that long. I feel appreciated and I could not have known some of the people I do know now if it was not for blogging.

My nominees are

https://ratraceofmylife.wordpress.com

https://purelygalore.com

https://akitcheninuganda.com

https://jinnytesi.wordpress.com

Here are the rules to be followed:

  • Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
  • Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
  • Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
  • Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.
  • Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

The questions asked were:

  1. If you were in charge of the education system in your country, what would you change?
  2. If you only had $10 in your pocket, what would you buy at the shops?
  3. What was your 2015s new year resolution? 😉
  4. What is one act of kindness that was done for you, that you have never forgotten?
  5. If you could only choose from: sweet, savoury or sour foods. Which would you eat for a year?
  6. What crazy idea did you believe when you were little due to your parent’s advice?

My responses

  1. I would surely change the curriculum from theoretical to practical so that the cry of ‘let the government help us’ stops.
  2. Wow, that is Shs. 35,000 in my country thanks to inflation. I would pay for TV subscription now.
  3. Learn more about God and get more intimate with Him, open my spiritual ears and eyes more, better my writing skills, be the best mother, wife, friend and daughter.
  4. A friend of mine gave me a meal after a long walk in the scorching sun. I was extremely famished.
  5. Savory foods
  6. If I swallowed a seed of any thing, it would germinate in my stomach, rats give money when you give them your milk teeth.

Thank you aishwariyaramachandran, these questions just opened my mind to many things I had long forgotten, taken for granted or stored away in a closet.

My questions:

  1. If you were to change anything about your present, what would it be?
  2. What is your take on African leaders?
  3. How has corruption in your country affected you?
  4. What is that lesson you would want your children to learn?
  5. What is it that you wish you had known earlier in life?

To every mother out there

mum1Life is no longer all about you. You have a lot to give and it seems that you are not getting a lot back. But I shall tell you my darling, count your blessings one by one. When that little ones gives you that toothless grin, it is a way of him or her saying, ‘Thank you mum, I love you.’

The nights seem so long not because you are having a nightmare but because you are trying to ensure that your angel sleeps well. Take their healthy look and the smile as they sleep as a thank you for your efforts.

You feel like your time is torn away from you that visiting a salon to get your hair fixed is a luxury. You wake up and you feel that the world is demanding but barely giving back. Take time to appreciate all you have done. Even when you husband does not take the time to say ‘thank you’, let the neatness of your house, the cleanliness of your children and the like give you a sense of satisfaction.

mum2You can not always wait for someone to appreciate your efforts before you do so. Be happy that that family is in your hands and you have been given the opportunity to pass on all you know and have to them.

If you learn this, not to say that it comes easy, you shall delight in your family as a whole at all times. May God bless you with a heart to realize that your family is a blessing to your from Him. Remember, His blessing maketh rich and addeth no sorrow

To the Woman of My Heart

He died, and I guess I hated you the more. I came back home, and I thought that the loss had softened you, but I did not like what I saw. All I ever saw in your were your flaws. You did all you could but apart from saying ‘thank you’ out of obligation, it was not from my heart. You forced me to do this, and the other and I loathed your presence.

I blamed you for everything. He was gone because you did not care, he had not been with us, and so much more. Ours was just a blame game. Though I dreaded the wrath from voicing my feelings, they were there. I made some rather stupid decisions because I was trying to prove a point.

I went through school more for you than for me, and my life shows that. However, there was never a day that you never gave me upkeep or paid my tuition. You loved me in your own way. My siblings said that I was your favorite, and the two of us had resemblances. I detested the latter because I was not proud of you. You had your way of showing your appreciation that I did not like at all, but at least you endeavored to show it.

After school, your suggestions came again, and I wanted my way. Therefore, we clashed. I was right, but so were you. I ended up telling some lies to do what I wanted, but they caught up with me. Then came the time when I left home into thin air and then reappeared. I could tell that those instances broke your heart but as a mother, you welcomed me yet again. Obviously, not without a serious lashing.

Now that you have Jesus Christ as your Savior, I am forever in awe of the beauty in you. I can see the resemblances we share, and the beauty and love that glows within you. You even apologized for all the bad times. I am humbled and thank God that you are my mother. I would never exchange you for anyone else.

To everyone that is struggling to accept the occurrences between them and their parents, my advice is, pray. It may take long, but in God’s timing, all shall work out.

I Shall Make That First Step

Remember my friend Moryn? It has been a while, but she has once again furnished us with another story. It is about a little boy called Godfrey.

moryn1He is now four years old, bubbly and talkative. Moryn says, “Every time I see him, I can not believe the far we have come.” That statement has got a lot to it.

Moryn met Godfrey in 2011 at a baby’s home in Iganga, Uganda. By then, he had just undergone an ETV surgery at Cure Hospital, Mbale. This little man was born with Hydrocephalus. Therefore, if he was to enjoy a quality life, surgery was a must-do. Thank God, all went well. At the time of their meeting, Godfrey was in need of physiotherapy to help him learn very many things that a typical child would just learn with ease. For example, he needed to master how to balance his head, turn on his belly as well as sit at a later time. Unfortunately, there was no one to help him through the exercises.

Since Moryn was working at the baby’s home he was in, she took him moryn2up and started to work with him. She used the aids that the hospital had given them on discharge. It was no easy feat because he cried every time the aids were used, and it was easy to give up because the cries were harrowing.
However, with regular exercises steps were made.

One year down the road, Godfrey is finally walking, and he is in pre-school. That puts a smile on any caretaker’s face        

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