Mother’s Day

Sweet Mother

There was a song in Nigeria in the ’70’s called Sweet Mother. Everyone knew it and everyone sang it.

I heard it most recently at the London Conference on Igbo Women when one of the speakers mentioned it. Once she named it of course she had to sing it, and we of course had to join in!

The time before was at Katia Ekesi’s 70th birthday party in Rome!

I thought of it as I looked at the UNICEF reminder for Mother’s Day.

My daughter and her family are coming. She’s taking the train from South Hadley, Massachusetts where she’s attending her final board meeting as a Mount Holyoke trustee, and her husband is driving with Nkiru and Ikem from Philadelphia.

I bought a UNICEF baby-weighing scale as my Mother’s Day gift for my daughter. After I gave my credit card information UNICEF gave me a printable card. I could have chosen an email greeting for her, but I’ll give her the card on Sunday before we go to brunch at Bernard’s in Ridgefield.

What will you do for Mother’s Day?




Author of memoir Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, blogger, board member U.S.National Committee for UN Women, former Peace Corps volunteer, Unitarian Universalist, expert in nonprofit management and fundraising, certified fundraising executive (CFRE), racial justice advocate..

Posted on May 8, 2015, in children, Family, Giving, Nigeria, UNICEF and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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