By Benjamin Iyorundu
Wow! what a woman! A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law and dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
I consider myself one of the luckiest people on earth, because I’m fortunate enough to enjoy a mother’s love up till this day.
A mother’s love can never be expressed with words, it can only be felt.
My mother, Mrs Mary Iyorundu Amih is the most important person in my life. We both have this special bond together. To me, she is perfect, the only person I can die. And I absolutely mean that.
She has never lied to me but the few times she did, it was to make me feel good whenever I’m sad.
Another amazing trait of my mother is that she is very welcoming and everyone who has come across her can testify to that.
Although she’s quite introverted she has a wonderful sense of humor. Rarely does she get into altercations but trust me, you don’t want to fall into her “trap”. She is very slow to anger though.
To me, my mother is more than just a mother, she is in fact a father too. This is because since my coming into this world, she has been the one supporting me as I lost my father while I was still in the womb.
Now a retired Nurse, she is very hardworking. She believes one has to work in order to get what he or she wants. She lost her husband, my father quite early and had to balance all that with work and she did so perfectly.
For more than two decades she has been my rock. Her name Mary simply tells everything about her as was the mother of Jesus in the Bible.
Prayer is part and parcel of her life as she is a devoted Christian. Don’t ever miss going to church on Sunday because you might get into serious trouble with her. That just shows how devoted she is. The fact that I’m the last child has made me and my mother very close as we talk more often than she does with my other siblings.
I will forever be grateful to God for giving me such a wonderful woman as a mother. In my eyes, she is the embodiment of perfect motherhood. I pray you live long to see all your great grand children, mother. I love you loads!
Iyorundu writes from Makurdi, Benue state capital.