You’ll only regret it when I get heartbroken
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Mummy Mi by Wizkid
There is a way you smile
It’s from the heart
There is a way you sigh
I can tell them apart
You are a fighter
A difference maker
One of those stealthy and calculated
It’s funny to say I’ve watched you grow
When you birth me
But there are things in life
That you’ve helped me know
You taught me in the way of the Lord
And helped me learn to be grateful
For what we could afford
You worked three jobs to give me the best
You have put it work
Now it’s time for us to pay you back as you rest
You have moved mountains to give us everything
And I continue to pray to God that he gives us
The grace to repay your love
Because it has been tremendous and amazing
Time and time again
We’ve had our differences
Not gotten along
But having you in my corner
Has given me the confidence
To battle on and stay strong
You are a one woman that amazes me
Your level of grace
The patience you afford people
You willingness to fight battles on your knees
The bar has been set tremendously high
Sometimes I wonder if it’s even worth letting someone try
I have tried to write this for weeks
But every single time
My eyes are filled with tears
My mind wanders
As it sorts through the years
You have been amazing
One of the greatest amongst her peers
You have taught us so much
Given us such a gift
True love and devotion
You have loved us hard
With all your energy and with such passion
I fell in love with you before I could speak
Now I want to use every voice I have
To let the whole world know what I think
You are my greatest
One of the best things to happen to me
You have given me the best platform to build a legacy
And whatever comes from me
I can be rest assured
That God gave me one of his best soldiers
And teachers to teach me the way
So on this day,
I stand here and I take a bow
To honor God
And I thank him for you
For giving me my first love
For giving me my first taste of unconditional love
You are my bigger than my favorite team
Bigger than wayward dreams
You are everything and so much more
Mummy, I stand here to say
I truly love you
You are the best
From the bottom of my heart and with all I’ve got
Happy birthday Mummy
Now let’s crack open the bottle and do shots
Of apple cider
Sorry, sorry, Woman of God. I forgot.
I love you mom,
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT MY NEXT SERIES IS???????? KEEP READINGGGGGG
Audio I sent to her this morning….
I had already written this weeks #WordsofWednesday but I think I need to stop writing that ahead of time because somehow, something new inspires me and then I write a new one. Smh at my damn self.
What I had written before was meant to talk about “Cranberries” specifically someone that broke my heart and led me to writing but I made a mistake. The real MVP that got me into writing is my mother. My mother got her Masters in English, a very well read woman. She had a way of manipulating words and getting a message across with just the right amount of emotion (sounds familiar right??? Kinda like this guy).
She used to buy me a tremendous amount of books and I would race through them soaking in all the words, emotions and different styles. I was always a good English student and huge in literature and also drama. All that is down to her.
Truthfully, ladies and gentlemen, my mother is the one you should truly thank for #WhatTheHeckMan
The confidence she gave me. The verve she bestowed on me. I knew I could do anything I set my mind to. Anyone that knows me very well knows that I’m a fighter when it comes to things I want and just like my mom, I won’t let up until I have it.
A lot of the man I am today is because of my mother and a lot of who I want to become will be a testament to how great my mom is. The bar has been set high for my “second mom” but for now, I want to appreciate my first love. For giving me life and teaching me the way I should go.
I want to thank all the cranberries out there but I also want to thank God for giving me a woman dedicated to raising me right.
I ask you today to show her (your parents) all the love you got. Go the extra mile. Put a smile on their faces. Let them know you care and love them from the bottom of your heart. Remember, they are your “first loves” and they’ll love you unconditional love for as long as they live.
Ladies and Gentlemen, #WhatTheHeckMan folk, please raise your glasses or squeeze your pure water tighter as we wish my mother a very Happy Birthday!!!!!
Today is also a great day for a different reason as my good friend, loving heart and #WhatTheHeckMan in house editor who has been involved in almost every story on this blog celebrates her birthday! Shoutout to you S. You are loved and appreciated.
This is a different feel to #WordsofWednesday. It’s my mother’s birthday, I’m all mushy and stuff. You should be too. Did I hear you say no?!
What The Heck Man?????
I woke up with a headache. I couldn’t remember what had happened. It felt like full-blown AMNESIA. I looked around and noticed I was in a locked room; I was TRAPPED. My hands felt heavy, I checked them and noticed they were SCARRED. I stood up and looked outside the window. It was like an EMPTY desert with what seemed to be a MIRAGE far off. I began to remember what happened, I had reached for the REMOTE CONTROL when I was drunk and noticed I had messed up the TRIANGLE OF REVENGE. I was supposed to just sit in my seat and be the UNDERCOVER PLAYER but I was intoxicated because when I tried to get up again, everything seemed BLURRED. I bowed my head as I thought of it all, my journey and my pains, I realized I am IMPERFECT but situations like this cannot keep happening. I have to be more aggressive and more SELFISH regarding thing that had to do with my happiness.
- – @Adewus4real
Till the next time you read from me, My new series on Saturday,
Thank you for reading and commenting. You are highly appreciated.
© 2014 #WhatTheHeckMan
11 thoughts on “First Love”
I celebrate with you, mothers are to be cherished, and pampred, when ever and how ever we can!
I wanna kiss my mum now!
Aww, what a beautiful piece for a beautiful woman. I thank God for her life and I pray that she will enjoy the fruits of her labor and that God will continue to bless and increase her. IJN Happy Birthday Mama A!
This is lovely and heart felt. Happy birthday to your mommy. God bless her and all the other mothers in the world. We would be noting without them. Their love and prayers keep us always.
Thank you Mummy Sanmi, without you the chain of inspiration would never exist. You are a very well brought up boy o! You really know how to appreciate the good things. Well done, now let me go tell my parents I love them
Heaven bless your maa, happy birthday and happy days to her!
I hope your mama had a wonderful birthday . This was so touching , my mama means the world to me so could totally relate . The worship medley / voice message you sent her got me a little teary , you seem like a good family man . Shoutout to your ma for all her hardwork the #WhatTheHeckMan fans thank you !
By the way I need to call my mummy 😥😥😓
Happy belated birthday Mama Sanmi! This reminds me so much of my own parents, the way they use to assign me homework during school breaks. My mommy would buy us books for our birthdays and daddy would make us write a book report on it. -____-
Oh but how I love them. In fact, let me call them tonight and remind them. Sometimes we get so stuck in our day to day that we forget to to look up and breathe and thank God for the little things. On this morning, I thank God for waking me up, for restoring in me the gift of life, for the blessing of each of my senses, for clarity of mind, and for the gift of my family.
I also must thank Him for the gift of timing, because I fell asleep right as I was waiting for this page to load last night, and so right when I woke up, it was the first thing I saw. Instead of me forgetting to thank Him and reflect on the day ahead (as I’ve been doing lately, smh) and jumping right to the stresses of daily life, I was instead given a gentle reminder. Actually, I must thank YOU and Him!
Happy belated birthday to your mom,she is an October queen nice to know,my birthday is also this month!you see we are special,caring,gifted and lovely people! Okay enough of the sweet talking as usual you nailed it with your words and writing,its amazing to know how some traits and gift can blossom from the right amount of support and love,its also good to know it was gotten from the one who pushed out to the world! Keep up your writing and know you are helping people through your words no matter how small the audience is now,its highly appreciated!
Happy belated to the one who gave to us the phenomenal writer Sanmi. Wish her many more years in health and fufillment. And to S. May your days be merry. Hope you had a good one. Cheers
This was so nicely written. Did you show her?? (Your mum)?? If u didn’t, i really think you should.. I’m sure she’d be proud! ☺