Mrs. Emily Osewe

by Joy Keke

Sunday 26 April 2024

Why do you love your mother?

A question that is commonly asked around this time of the year.

African mothers are some of the most hard-working people I know. My mom brought me to Canada when I was only one year old and has worked so hard to give me the opportunities she didn’t have growing up. On top of that, she has had to deal with the typical struggles of being an immigrant and raising her daughter in a foreign land.

Being an immigrant, she has had to navigate various challenges while raising me in a foreign country. Despite these obstacles, she has never given up on her dreams and has always been a source of inspiration for me.

One of the most significant things that my mom did while raising me was to make sure that I remained connected to my African roots. She introduced me to Kenyan culture and taught me how to make traditional dishes such as ugali and mandazi. These are some of my favourite foods that I still enjoy to this day!

But perhaps the most important lesson that my mom taught me was the value of independence and self-reliance. She always emphasized the importance of being able to take care of oneself, a lesson that has stayed with me throughout my life.

I am grateful for my mom’s unwavering dedication to giving me the best possible life. I admire her strength, resilience, and commitment to her family, and I hope to emulate her qualities in my own life.

Thank you Mom for Inspiring me and I hope I can become more like you as I get older.

About the author:

Joy Keke is a second-year student at Carleton University completing her Bachelor’s in journalism and law. She has a lot of experience writing, from being a school news reporter of Raven’s Call to being head blogger of the Youth Tutoring project. She also co-hosts The Criminal Columnists podcast, educating listeners on true crime cases and their relation to criminal law. Her future goals are to use her background in journalism and law to create a positive impact in her community.

Joy Keke