Can you believe its May already? And as you know it’s the month for Mothers. Well everyday is the mom for mothers but in the month of May we celebrate Mother’s Day in the US.
I don’t always get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom because she lives in Nigeria, however as you read this I am with her because I’m visiting Nigeria.
In every culture of the world, mothers have a strong place in the family unit and it isn’t different in my fiction novels. This month I’m going to introduce you to the mothers in my books. First up is Yewande Adewunmi of An Unexpected Blessing. Enjoy an excerpt. (Pictured here is Nigerian Actress Sola Shobowale, she was my character inspiration) Image via Google
Feranmi almost laughed out loud at her mother when she entered into the house. It was almost midnight. Her mother was seated on the couch with her legs crossed at her ankles. Her eyelids were drooping and looked heavy, but she wouldn’t give in to nature. Feranmi knew she’d stay awake ‘til she found out what went on tonight.
“Mummy, hmm…so you didn’t sleep because of this gist?” Feranmi took off her shoes and sat next to her mom.
“Tell me now. What happened? How did it go?”
“Where is daddy?” Feranmi asked, ignoring the questions.
“He is sleeping, oya now—”
“Mummy, I kept an open mind, but my heart was already closed.” Feranmi paused for a response. “He’ll tell his mom and I’m telling you. We don’t have those kinds of feelings for each other.”
“But hasn’t he changed? At least a bit?”
“Yes, he has—”
“You see, if you had given him a chance since I have been asking you. It would have worked,” her mother said.
Feranmi giggled. “No it wouldn’t have Mummy. I had already met Alex, but I kept pushing him away.” Feranmi put her arm around
her mother’s shoulders, when she saw her tear up.
“Mummy, please I need you to support me here. I’m sorry about Aunty Sade. I know she was your only sister, but Alex is different. Nothing like Roland. I need you to trust me and know I can hold my own. You taught me about confidence and self-esteem,” Feranmi said.
Her mother remained silent for a while, then said, “I just want you to be happy. I’m not totally convinced about this Alex, but I will give you my blessing. But mark my words, any day I hear sadness in your voice because of him, I would be on the next Delta flight.” Her mother’s tone was stern and serious. She stood and secured her silk scarf on her head. “Come and help me weigh these bags.”
I hope you enjoyed the excerpt. You can order An Unexpected Blessing here