It’s been years the last time i saw my mom. I was studying in a nice University in City and i have lot of friends. I enjoyed living in City . Every time i call my Mom and asked her how she doing she just keep saying ” don’t disturb me I’m busy but will send you money ” .
It seems she do not like to hear me . I usually go outside and drink instead of making the things i need to do for school. I feel unimportant ,my parents don’t have time for me. They do not even go in city to check how am i doing? Year 2009 i decided to go home in the province. I miss my hometown. I arrived late night and i didn’t even talk to my Mama . I drink all night with my friends. I didn’t tell anybody what i feel. I woke up ten in the morning , it was my Mom’s birthday. I noticed our home was so quite. I call my brothers but nobody answered . Then i walked towards my Mama’s bedroom.. I wanted to greet her a happy birthday. I heard someone crying. I knocked and asked her
Me : Why are you crying?
Mama: I am just so happy to see you.
Me: Paused, and stunned.. I didn’t expect to hear this words from my mom. All those years i wanted to feel the love of my Mama.
Mama: Sorry my daughter, I do not talk too much to you over phone because i always want you to hear good news. I want you to focus on your study. I know you are mad because you feel me and your Papa don’t care.
Me: Then why are you crying? I didn’t say anything.
Mama: I love you. I only have 3 months to live . . I was diagnosed for a uterus cancer and doctor said i will be gone in 3 months. .
Me: Where is Papa? Why are you alone?
Mama: He is now living with another woman . I cannot do my obligation as her wife . He didn’t say anything bad he just refused to talk to me. No text , no calls.
Me: I feel so bad . mama crying and i do not know what to do but to hug her.
Mama: I remember your Papa’s voice saying ” in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad for better or for worst i will love you unconditionally”.
I realized i wasted my time not seeing my mom for past few years. I cried thinking i only have 3 months to be with my Mama… I have wished that my Papa will come back home to fulfill his promise to Mama .