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In The Memory of My Dear mother

I live in a small city with my father and my sister, and my mother died the last year , I have 5 sisters and one brother, my parents was teachers and they suffered from low income and a big number of children ,so they did all their best to educate us ,especially my mother who her self suffered from not completing her university education because of poverty ,so she dedicated all her life to educate us.
My mother suffered a lot in her childhood and she was always telling me a story of her past days about her primary school, she was very good student and all her teachers loved her , but one day the headmaster called her and asked for the school fees before all her friends and she was very embarrassed because she couldn't pay so the head master told her not to come again to the school. And this affected her so much . she was loving her school very much especially the school was a hope for her to improve her life that she has 4 brothers and two sister and their parents couldn't educate them because of poverty ,then one of her teachers helped her to join anther school with low fees, then when she finished her high school she wanted to join a faculty of fine are but also she could not because of poverty so she joined lower level of education, after that she left her city and went to the capital to work their to help her family, then she married to my father and gave birth to six daughters and all people in her family and in her husband's family were mocking her because of having six girls but my father was always supporting her, I am number six of her girls and during delivering me she was afraid of having a girl so she took a long time and long suffering to deliver me ,then after three years she gave birth to my brother.
Although she has 7 children she worked very hard to earn living and educate all of us she insisted to give us the chance to join the university and not to repeat her life story and she succeeded in this ,I finished my study in tourism as a tourist guide and my siblings working as doctor ,lawyer and teachers.
She overcame all challenges faced her boldly , even at the end of her life she also faced breast cancer with challenge and she was very brave although her old age.
In the memory of her I write this story , because I am so grateful to her ,and her life inspired me to help many girls who are suffering from discrimination and poverty.
In my country girls suffered from many forms of discrimination in the next post I will tell you about some of them and when I meet any of these girls I see my self and my mother in them.

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giftypearl.abenaab's picture

Your Dear Mother

Dear Marim,
Thanks for sharing this. I am deeply touched by your mother's sacrifice and hard work to educate you and your sisters. Through you mother I am reading your story and leaning more about you. Every word of yours speaks of your gratitude to your mother and all mothers around the world. May your mother's soul rest in perfect peace.
I cannot wait to read your next post about the situation of girls in your country and community.

Gifty Pearl Abenaab
Founder
Greight Foundation
www.greightfoundation.org

marim_smile's picture

Dear Gifty Pearl

Dear Gifty Pearl Abenaab
Thank you so much for caring and reading my post , as soon as I can I will publish my new post

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