I know I’ve been MIA, and this could be attributed to work and some rest time after exams.
Nothing much happened over the week on a personal note , but happenstance in the country leaves me with an ache I wish I could magically soothe.
The Naira has been on a free fall against other currencies of the world, even neighbouring countries currencies are having a huge laugh at us, what a shame! The long queues for fuel you experienced when you were in Naija are back, no electricity, and the heat is roasting us practically ‘alive’, lolz. In 2016, we are still battling with simple basics as a country, when will we eventually get there?
Moreso, teenage girls are being abducted and forcefully married by their captors and forced to change their religions. Some are being abducted in their schools. I’m angry at such pedophiles and the nation that fails to protect her children like a mother hen.
As we celebrate Mother’s Day over here today, I question parents on how they watch over their young ones; are they doing enough, are measures being used to reprimand and correct them too ‘harsh’, are the young ones under peer pressure? So many ‘ifs’ and ‘if I had knowns’…smh.
Sis, kindly read up on these stories and understand how pained I am. As a female, I can relate to some of whatever these young kids are going through, I’ve been there!
I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, I’m truly pained.
Happy Mother’s Day.
It’s certainly painful to hear the things happening in the country, particularly, about the young women. It’s a never ending battle with that nation. Honestly, I can’t believe you are queuing for fuel when gas is less than $2 a gallon in the United States and we don’t even produce the thing in this country! SMH.
About the young women, that is a phenomenon sweeping the world: from Syria to Afghanistan to Nigeria. The experiences that these young women are having are truly sobering and humbling. It really makes you count your blessings and appreciate the fact that you live the life you have now and the one you lived as a child.
Honestly, I have nothing else to add because it’s such a pained situation as you’ve stated. I can only pray that the world grows to be a better, happier place overtime. I pray for peace and love and harmony.