To the ONE who gave me life, I can give nothing but Love.

To the star, so full of light, the ONE sent from my Father above, thank you for the Kindness.

For everything you do, still doing and will still do. I appreciate it.

Thank you for the morals, the prayers and the disciplines.

Thank you for seeing me through the times of happiness and sadness. It is so usual what we share, Mama.

It took me years to know that you are supposed to be my Best friend, but I am glad it did not take forever for me to realize that. Nowadays, everything I do, you know.

They say, children are the reflection of their parents, with that, I try to show the world every beautiful quality of you in me. Not often enough do I tell you how much you mean to me and do I show you how your love has set me free but I do love you, Mama.

I also, know that a times I rebel and do things you are not proud of but despite all of it, you still shower me with so much love and affections.

You are the special Angel, God gave to me. I always find comfort, peace and renewal of faith in talking to you. Whether life is in a shambles, whether I lose or I win, You are always there to reassure me of a greater tomorrow. Like you always say to me “You can not die in that situation, because your heavenly father sees it all”.

To live forever, is what I always pray for you. A long life ever-lasting, reaping the fruit of your labor. I remember there were days, you will go hungry, so I and my siblings could eat. Rather than buy fancy cars, clothes etc, you prefer to give us all you have just to provide for us and to make sure we do not beg or compare ourselves with other kids at school.

There were times, you played the role of father, mother, lover, teacher, preacher and best friend. You are a refined combo of a mother.

One thing, I know for a sure, is that I and my siblings will not stop until we make you proud, until we get to the top, until people said our names along with the line “I want to be like her or him”. Your fruits (I and my siblings) are going to yield a bountiful forest of God’s blessings and you will not be able to contain it but you will bless the name of the Lord for it.

Heaven knows, I could not have asked for a better mother. Even If I had the opportunity of choosing a mom when God created me, I do not think I would have done it right.

You are so gracious in speech, cautions and courteous in words, so beautiful and blessed. You are a strong pillar of love; always there to correct and share constructive ideas so we do not go astray. I can go on and on writing the good stuffs about you…

I love you till the very end, I love you forever and a day more. You are a mother first, then a best friend second.

I LOVE YOU, MAMA!A mother's love

What a compliment!

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The first time someone told me the above comment, I smiled and said thank you.  The next time I got this supposed to be “compliment”, I did smile and said thank you again. Then, a lady next to me was like really? Do you understand or know the meaning of what that man just said to you? As a cute girl,  I simply ignored her and felt she was just jealous because she did not get a compliment from a guy. Lol! (Ignorance is bliss, right?). On getting home, was thinking about how my day went and remembered the compliment. I said the compliment to myself  several times while looking into mirror, then realized it is a very stupid comment. To me, it is a mixture of a compliment and an insult. I mean, it is the most “Racist” comment ever.

Fair enough,  a black guy said that to me. I could not comprehend why a person of my own skin color will make such comment to me. Maybe he does not really know the meaning of what he said or is it that black folks do not appreciate their skin color.  Then, I felt this is the type of comment that make dark-skinned people bleach their skin or am I the only one that thinks like this!.  I have a big issue with people who bleach their skin, it is very annoying to me.  I understand that society has made it look like light-skinned people are more beautiful than dark-skinned people but to me, we are just a confused generation. Yesterday, a skinny person is more beautiful than a fat person. Today,  a guy that hits the gym and have 6 packs is more sexy than the one that doesn’t. Tomorrow, we come up with another society’s preference. *Sighs* Aren’t we just lost!  I believe, we are all beautiful just the way we are, even the bible confirms this. (Psalms 139 vs 14).

It is very shallow to think that, If one is dark-skinned the person is ugly. I think, it is only in-secured people especially ladies that bleach their skin to look beautiful to the society. There are people that dwell in the  Colonial Mentality that says “the closer your skin is to white, the more attractive you are.  Some people have bought into this idea and lost the ability to see black as beautiful and this is so sad. It is disappointing to see that some gorgeous dark-skinned people are bleaching or believe they need to bleach their skin to look beautiful.  To even assume that someone isn’t beautiful just because of the hue of their skin color is just absurd. It is only narrow-minded individuals that think like that.  (So much Ignorance in this world).

Well, enough said! Although I still do not really have an idea what this comment actually means or what type of message the inventor of that line is trying to get across to people. I want to say, SCREW WHAT SOCIETY THINKS! I am dark-skinned and very beautiful. Don’t forget, “the darker the berry, the sweeter it is”. *winks*.