Nnem oma, my sweet mother
My best friend!
Onyem, m ji eme onu
Daada! Thinking of you
Gives me great joy!
My first love, my creator!
Ina enyem obi anuri,
Ina akasim obi,
I can not quantify this joy
You are my blessing
I think everyone should be appreciative of their mothers. Infact I am blessed with a loving mother. A teacher, a disciplinarian and a lover of God. They say when counting your blessings count your mother twice. This is a piece for my mother. She works so hard and has taken many sacrifices alone (husband deceased) to bring her children up. I salute all mothers.
I know I have expressed some terms in Igbo language ’cause I couldn’t find the right English words. I will try to translate.
Nnem oma: my good mother
Onyem, m ji eme onu: my own, the one I brag with
Daada: used to greet matured people
Ina enyem obi anuri: you give me joy
Ina akasim obi: my comforter
Nkechinyerem: The one God has given me