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Ode to my mother

Have you ever considered the fact that you are short-sighted, narrow minded and selfish? Okay, now that I have got your attention read the story below.

Today is NOT my birthday. No, it is not. It is my mom’s birth day and my BORN DAY. My mom birthed me on this day. I take this time to congratulate and wish my mom a very happy birth day. She made it all possible. I am the product of this powerful and phenomenal woman’s feat. The following is her birth story:

It is Saturday morning 28th December at Mbeya Regional Hospital. She was brought in last night. She has been passing in and out of consciousness. She has temporary amnesia. She only knows pain. She is heavily monitored. Her husband, a doctor, is heavily monitored too because they are afraid he will let his emotions rip and interfere with the medical process despite being a qualified medic. They said the second birth would be easier. They were wrong. She has been suffering for more than 12 hours. A nurse comes into the room and screams because the pregnant woman is lifeless. The doctor husband cannot be restrained, he gives orders that She must have a c-section ASAP. Prepare the theatre room NOW! He barks. They jump into action. They are rushing her to theatre. On the way she wakes up and first thing she inquires is if the baby is ok. The obstetrician declares her fit for a normal birth. The baby is ready to come out. The baby girl is born at 13:30 hours. She is a healthy 3 kilogrammes. They name her Edna, after her maternal Grandmother. Her Grandmother is also a powerful and phenomenal woman. It runs in the family.

This day is not only about me. Here is to wishing my mom a fantastic day!
In conclusion, your birthday is not only about you. Think outside of the box. Acknowledge the one who brought you into this world. Also, do not forget the important role your father played in your being here. Happy born day to you if today is your born day. Happy birthday to your mother!





Edna Kuipers

I am a Tanzanian born woman living in the Netherlands. My stay in the Netherlands has impacted me on so many levels. I feel the need to share my experience,knowledge and opinions. I will be bridging the gap between two continents, Africa and Europe in doing so. Exceptions and comparisons with other cultures may arise from time to time. I consider myself a world citizen. I have lived in several countries and I associate myself with people from all continents.

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