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My Hero

There are many people in the world i live in who are my heroes, but after much thought, my mother is the greatest of all of them. I was born and raised in the rural areas of one of the dryiest part of our country Kenya- the Makueni county. i grew up watching my mother, eke out a living as a primary school teacher- the lowest paid civil servants in our country. We were 6 children and my father being unemployed, without any formal profession, meant that mother was the sole bread winner of the family. she has managed to put the six of us through secondary education and college. What amazes me is the fact that back in the 90's so many women were carrying the same burden and no one recognized them.I am now a grown up in University doing my master's degree in literature, I know deep in my heart my mother would rather see me work so as to help her educate my young siblings, but she allowed me to go back to university knowing the full implication of that, she never wispered any objections and to me that was a great sacrifice on her part. Every time i speak with Her my heart acknowledges the fact that without her and women at large,the world would not be what it is!!!


noreens's picture

your mother

Hi Dannie,

I'm sure your mother realized that money comes and money goes, but an education lasts forever. Your education is her gift to you, and your gift to her is getting that degree (with a higher education you can help her more), and the fact that you recognize and appreciate all that she has done. Very nice sentiment!


warona's picture


Hi Dannie

Dannie thats good to hear such a wonderful touching story about your hero, your mother,As you are sharing with us today,you are looking back you can see how your mummy suffered with your upbringing yet your father was still there,am not saying your father was wrong,kip on loving your father also gal,i appreciate the fact that you managed to cross to the university with the support you got from your mum.Dont look back, you are a hero also.Respect her, love her ,connect with her all the time as assume its like that.

Study very hard there.


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