I keep telling my daughter: “Do the best you can in school and don’t worry so much about what your marks are. Believe in yourself. I believe in you, and so does everybody else. You’re going to be great at whatever you choose to do. Don’t be afraid to work hard. I know sometimes it is difficult, but if you can work at it without giving up, you’ll find it easier. I promise, I will never give up on you. You are my teacher and I am yours…” My child Omu was four years old when my husband died.
I will always remember those painful years – the screams of my little child, and the silence that followed. She stopped talking to anyone, even to me. It was a difficult phase. I started working on daily wages for our survival. It is still not an easy life. She goes to school now. She has started talking to people, even making and playing with friends and performing at school events. I pray to God every day that she never loses her smile again.
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