FOR THE NEED OF FREEDOM

 

Mum, as you read this letter, I am oceans away from home. I know that it may shock you, but I could not keep up with your standards any more. The ball dresses were not my thing, neither were the stilletos.

I am girl, I get that, but I have a preference for calmer attires. Attires that seemed below your standard even when they were skirts or dresses. I tried as much as I could, but I was overweighed.

I also thought that when you noticed that my wardrobe was filled with more pants than skirts, you would appreciate me that way. However, you kept critiquing my dress code even when I tried to dress up in the dresses befitting my taste.”

Your socialite life, never matched mine, regardless of how hard I tried. Our tastes never tallied either. So I guess, with me gone, you will not have to put up with shame any longer.

Your daughter,

Shirley.

Advertisements

ENJOYING THE RIDE

7517714

mojaafryka.weebly.com

Dealing with children or parenting can get irksome. But that is meant to change as you allow yourself to appreciate them. It is neeedless to say that as they get into your life, there will be an influx in responsibilities. However, if you can learn to plan ahead, you will handle just right. You will also be able to deal with unprecedented occurances better.

All I can say is that you have to choose to enjoy parenthood, lest it turns out to be a daunting task. Then, any change, no matter how small, will leave you exasperated and grumpy.

It has been a journey of continous learning, and I am getting better at it by the day. From no motherly instincts to becoming a  mother goose. The journey continues, and the learning never ends. The rewards are also increasing as I allow myself to appreciate rather than complain.

I have no second thoughts about these my darlings. I am their mother and love them I will.

Happy Parenting!!

Posted  on Daily Post – Irksome, Second thoughts

FOREVER IN MY HEART

3989222e213732672a3c160d0d0778a8pinterest.com

Jack, the old man of the town, was a pleasure to be around. His speach was seasoned with hyperboles. Such that got you laughing until your ribs hurt.

Our evenings were like dates with him at his old house. It was one with character just like the owner. The tales he told gave life to the old days. My ears were always hungry for whatever he had to share. Besides that, his cooking was unrivaled.

Sitting there, enjoying all he could offer, great memories were formed.

However, one memory stands out. The day I found Mr. Jack lying in a pool of blood. I still get nightmares about it. Investigations revealed that he’d been beaten using a bludgeon by one of the marauders in town.

His kind and warm heart deserved better than this gruesome exit from life.

Posted on Daily Post – Bludgeon, Hyperbole

HAPPY NEST

positive-parenting-dad-teaches-batting.jpgkars4kids.org

Parenting is something no one will ever teach you. No matter how many seminars you may attend, no one ever exhausts the subject. Nonetheless, it does not hurt to learn whatever you can and tailor it to suit your needs and family.

That being said, I would love to share with you some ideas about seeing your children more often. Not on the basis of looking for help, but to spend time with you.

  • Give your children something to relish about home. It may not be easy to please all f them, butyou can try. Look for that thing that brings all of them together. Then you can throw a little other things that cater to individual needs.
  • Make it as welcoming as possible. Make the environment one where they can air their views in a respectul yet open manner. Your babies will love a home where they are not judged but given advise. Where they are given room to make decision even when there are some limitations. Of course, the limits reduce as they grow.
  • While  discipline is a must, give them room to grow. Set the rules, but beware about being too strict less you border a dictatorial parent.

You do not want your nest to become empty before it should on the grounds that your children would rather be elsewhere than home. Make home a base for them. Some where their hearts will always long to get back to, a place of solace and comfort.

If you do not know any thing that your children love, then it is time to spend some more time with them. Simply observe withoutbeing intrusive. You will learn a lot.

No matter how difficult this may seem, ask God for help, He is the author of family. He will help you.

Happy Parenting

Posted on Daily Post – Relish, Base

DISGUSTING

angry-young-black-woman.jpgreturnofkings.com

You came into our lives, with a persona so strong, I was in awe. “How does she hold it together?” I asked Ray. He had no answer either.

Ready to take you in as our own, we gladly asked you to move in. The children would learn a lot from your confidence, your character, and your love for life. So we believed!

All was amazing. You played by the rules. There was no problem fitting in. But why would there be? You are a master at crafts I find revolting; imitation and pretense.

You played them so well, but it was just a matter of time, you cracked.

Seeing it, I thought I was little dazed due to the hot weather. But it hapened twice, then I knew it was not a mirage but reality.

Watching you closely in an impercievable manner, I saw the copy cat in you. I was shaken for my children, angry at your deception and wondered if there was a sincere bone in you.

Talking to Ray, I didn’t have to say much before he told me that he’d been waiting for the opportune moment to dicuss with me what he’d seen.

Looking back at how well you’d crept into our lives, I get nauseated. Remembering the excuses you made when we confronted you, I want to fix you into a hole and never see you again.

I am glad you are gone. Unfortunately, you left my heart scarred and spoilt chances for those that would come after you. My arms are no longer as wide open as before, and suspicion got the best of me.

Posted on Daily Post – Copycat, Sincere

MAGICAL SCENES IN UGANDA

mihingo-lodge-6989-893dc0468ee9d106748b18277bae3e02fba0658b

*Lake Mburo National game park, Mihingo Lodge*

murchison_falls_national_park

*Murchison falls National game park*

slider71

*Lake Mburo National game park*

uganda-sunset-africa

*Sunset in Uganda*

Photo Credits

  • mihingo-lodge.com
  • travel.jumia.com
  • victoriasafarisltd.com
  • travelstoriesholiday.blogspot.com

 

Posted on Daily Post_Photo Challenge – Magic