Movie producer and director Shirley Frimpong-Manso has written an article for Mothers’ Day.
This article is on the theme of childlessness and expresses the feelings of women with no children of their own.
Titled ‘Another Mother’s Day’, it tells a story of a woman who had to listen to her friend, Abba, gush over her motherhood journey and the gift she received on the Day.
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My phone rang yesterday. My friend Abba was on the line screaming. Her husband had bought her a new car. It was Mother’s Day, she deserved it. Abba had tried to get pregnant for 7 years. After 6 failed IVF’s , 1 ectopic pregnancy, and 3 miscarriages, she had given birth to a beautiful bouncing baby girl. She was happy and why the hell shouldn’t she be. It had been many years of pain. After the baby came she’ll call me 5 times a day to tell me how magical her days had become. She posted many pictures of her ‘miracle’ on Facebook and shared with the world the many rewards of motherhood. I hanged up the phone, and like I did many times these days, I crawled back into my bed and wept. You see Abba and I had both wanted children. She has hers, I still don’t. Yesterday my period showed it’s face again, of course Abba didn’t know that but do you know what else she doesn’t know? Her happiness; as much as it’s well deserved, tears my insides out. You see Abba was like me once. We couldn’t bare to see all those lovely photos that mothers posted of their babies; we hated those women who constantly spoke about how great motherhood was and Mother’s Day was our most dreaded date on the calendar. No, I am not jealous and I don’t even need her sympathy. I just wish she didn’t forget so soon that as much as her world has changed, mine hasn’t but I am still very much… all woman.
Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s piece got her applause from her followers.
Mothers who were impressed with the Producer’s thoughts said they prayed women struggling for children of their own have their wish fulfilled.
One fan wrote, “I am all teary reading this piece, keep the faith, yours is on the way. I am a living testimony to that. I went through hell for 13years and finally God smiled at me . I have a son, I am a mother so my dear, TIMES AND SEASONS! SHALLOM.”