Because when I was little…
…she made me eat my vegetables.
…she made me go to bed at 8pm.
…she didn’t allow me to watch Akan drama.
…she spanked me when I insulted my brother.
…she made me bath twice a day when I didn’t want to.
…she made me clean my room every day.
…she showed me who was boss.
…I have to listen to her talking when I really want to sleep.
…I have to explain some parts of the movie to her.
…I have to drive her at night or when she’s tired.
…I have to tell her when her clothes don’t exactly match.
…I have to find her lost glasses, phone or some other item for her too often.
…I have to tell her not to worry so much about me.
…I have learnt that despite my (many) flaws, she loves me endlessly…
If God gave me the chance to choose another, I will still choose Ekua Asor.
Happy Mother’s Day, Maa.