Mother’s Day special

Mother’s day is here and I am excited to write something about my mum.

My siblings and I came up with a list of lessons our mum has passed on to us over the years.Here goes the list and it’s in no particular order:

+Family is the strongest bond. We are a close knit family and share everything. My mum’s siblings are the best and my jaja takes the award for the best jaja in the entire world.

+Listen to your children.What they say is important . My mum listens to us all and it’s humbling. In turn we have learnt to listen to each other even if what we hear we don’t agree with.

+Apologize when in wrong. My mum apologizes to us. I know the notion that African parents don’t apologize to their kids but my mum does and it’s humbling😊😊.

+How you talk to people is important. She always says, ba nembaaza.

+Heritage. We speak our languages well and where we don’t know, we consult her and she will explain. We know where we come from and what forms our identity.

+Be patient. There is a time for everything. Don’t be in a rush.

+Put yourself out there because in the process you meet new people,explore new environments and land opportunities that will never leave you the same.

+Listen to your elders and follow their counsel.

+Give yourself time. Things eventually fall into place.

+Be happy always.

+Hard work is a great virtue. She always says, ‘atakora talya” directly translated he who doesn’t work doesn’t eat😂😂.

+Discipline yourself. Is there anything that can be achieved without discipline?

+When dating, otemarayo 😂😂.

+As you work, save some cash and better yourself.

+Never settle for less. Mum always pushes us to do better, desire more and aim for the very best.

What lessons has your mother or guardian passed on to you?

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. You are awesome.

Taking Stock Nine

Making: time for fitness goals with a few girlfriends.

Rachealllll

Eating: more fruits

Drinking: more water and less soda. People I said no to soda during the Easter holidays.

Reading: Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay

Wanting: to travel to Zanzibar

Playing: MIA on WhatsApp

Wasting: no time in giving my attention to people who deserve it.

Creating:content because my mind never let’s me up until I have written down that idea.

Wishing: I could travel every month

Enjoying: being offline

Wondering: about my life

Loving: ME

Hoping:to have fun with like minded people at the Uganda International Writers Conference at Fairway hotel from 15th-17th May,2019.

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Marvelling: at Romans 8: 28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” NKJV

Smelling: Rihanna`s Nude perfume. Its so womanly and sweet

Wearing: beautiful shoes from Kitiibwa https://web.facebook.com/kitiibwadesigns/

Following: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Jackie Kay through their books

Noticing: how saving is painful

Knowing: that you can’t criticise what you are not doing. Period.

Bookmarking: statements from Manchester Happened

Feeling: happy, really happy

Labor no more in May,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

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