A day like today many years ago, my mum was somewhere experiencing labor pain because of me.
In that year, it was a Thursday. I really did not want mum to get to weekend without me. I had to pop up before the weekend could officially begin.
Mum told me that I gave her a more than 24 hours labor pain. I took that long to decide whether to remain inside a little longer or come out into this cold planet.
Never the rest, she doesn’t regret the pain. In fact it was her best experience. I was her first ever child. Her very first human to bring into the world. I was her game changer.
From people’s experiences, I hear its a life and death affair. Whether its natural or through cesarean section. Our mums literally put their lives on line to give life. Not forgetting the whole nine months.
Do you imagine carrying someone for nine months, none stops. Not even bathroom breaks. Everywhere and everything you do, you have to do it with them. I guess it’s one hell of a trip. Maybe I will experience one of my own someday.
As I prepare to celebrate my birthday tomorrow, I take this opportunity to salute all mums out there for their great job.