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through thick and thin always with mama..

Mum for all the sorrows you've been through,the hardship and the tears fallen from your eyes...the pain you've experienced when you watch him cry loudly for help. Telling you which part is painful. I know when it happens you have a deep desire to make it go away,you have become a doctor , you learnt all dosage that can calm pain, you know how to inject not from any college but life has taught you.. when my brother who sickle cell anemia experiences a crisis your name is the first one he calls. because he knows how much you care.

sometimes you feel abandoned and helpless.. when only both of you remain in the hospital room.. i wonder what goes into your mind. but above all you keep hoping for the best. you think of all the wishes you had while being pregnant.. wishing for this baby to be great,joyful,happy and fulfilled.. your hope never grows weary you compassion mum has no competition,because you understand our pain from your womb.. you qualify for any x-factor..

you have a great blessing to many,never rejecting what God has given you. to all mum in the world i thank you for the patience you have, never giving up on you children even when they turn into beast or make you go through thick and thin..

woman what a blessing to have you... may the Lord strengthen you, give you the wisdom to educate the great generation of AFRICA and the whole world.

To you Butunga Buterezi.

This story was written for World Pulse’s Girls Transform the World Digital Action Campaign.

World Pulse believes that women's stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership can—and will—bring girls greater access to education which will transform their lives, their families, and communities. The Girls Transform Campaign elicits insightful content from young women on the ground, strengthens their confidence as women, and ensures that influencers and powerful institutions hear their stories.
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Sarjo Camara Singateh's picture

A lovely piece

Greace this reminds me when my child is crying i would not know which part of him is paining. this is a reflection of what is happening.


Saving Angel's picture


This is such a wonderful and loving tribute to your mom! She is truly an amazing woman!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Susan K.A.'s picture

So inspiring


Your piece is so moving--your words make my heart swell with love for my own mother, and speak to the unconditional love I have for my children. You voiced a powerful definition of love. Thank you for sharing!!




"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."

Grace Bitomwa's picture

thank you guys

Even if I was given a book of adjectives I could not find an appropriate one to describe my mum Butunga. I have watched her loose weight, cry trying to herself together just to make sure my brother is getting some help.. My wish is for her and my dad to live long so that she can see how God blesses the fruits of her womb..
Through it all she has learnt to be stronger.. And because of her I can also do the same..

"always from good to better to best, don't give up"

Gloriabit's picture

I love you mum

Yes , indeed you deserve more than a poem
you have done much in trying to help, i know that what you always wanted is the best for us.
You have to be strong for us mum

Gloria Bitomwa

JoneBosworth's picture

Thank you!

Hi Grace,
I just spent Mother's Day here in the U.S. with my own Mother and your tribute to you Mum moved me so much! Thank you for sharing how strong, courageous and compassionate your Mum is in caring for your brother and more. Your gratitude to her, your role model, touches me deeply.

All my best,

Jone M. Bosworth, JD

Grace Bitomwa's picture

to Jone

all the best and thank you so much.. i was expressing my heart to the most wonderful woman in my life>>

"always from good to better to best, don't give up"

mroozen's picture

Thank you!

Hi Grace!
Thank you so much for sharing this great story. It is very moving and it is obvious that it comes from the heart. Your mother sounds like a wonderful role model.

Thanks again,

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