Tribute to my Mom Ezinne Theresa Anosikeh
How did we get so lucky to have you as a Mother?
Mommy, I cannot begin to do justice, here, to what an extraordinarily wonderful mother you were, what a privilege and gift it was and is to be your daughter. You were first and foremost our Mother, a job you took very seriously. We were always your primary concern, and you worked so hard to see to it that we all got along with one another. Mommy you made our house a home, you never seemed to stop doing things for us, you never seemed to take a day off, I never once felt like you were anything but a full-time mother.
I love to remember you when you were full of live. You were funny and warm, quick to strike a joke, easy to talk to, you made me believe that we can move my breast to a different position. I owe so much to you, always took me to my doctors appointments, and prayer houses when I was younger. You will always talk to everybody at the doctors‟ waiting room to find out what was wrong with them.
Perhaps what I‟ll remember you most for is concern for others. It was the predominant pattern of your life. There was not a person who crossed your path that you did not impart this love of live. I may be partial, but I have never met another person quiet like you. There was no way that I could ever repay you for all the sacrifices you made.
These past few years of fighting stroke has robbed you among other things, of the strength to be a mother in the way that I have known. It‟s hard not to think of how unfair it was for you to have suffered at the end of your life. With your strong heart, you used every last bit of your sub-stance so we could be together a little longer. You held on
In the end I know that you put up a good fight, and we all did what we could do. I am relieved that your suffering is at an end. You were amaz-ing, and you meant the world to me, and now I cannot imagine being in it without you.
I am sad, yes indeed. But even in this time of sorrow, I am very grateful. And gratitude is a higher tribute than grief. I am so proud of you being our mother. Thanks to God for giving us mommy who gave us life and lit up our lives.
I will always love you…...Ezioma