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Celebrating Mother's Day in a lockdown

By Ruth Nasejje

Added 10th May 2020 04:19 PM

Many more of such messages continue to flow across platfroms but if your mother is not on any of these online platforms how about you give her a call and remind her how much she means the world to you.

Celebrating Mother's Day in a lockdown

Mother's Day poster

Many more of such messages continue to flow across platfroms but if your mother is not on any of these online platforms how about you give her a call and remind her how much she means the world to you.

MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION

By 2pm, the #YouknowAnAfricanMomWhen was trending at number 2 on twitter.  The submissions from various tweeps you could say are entirely true according to how each author was raised by their mother. 

Reading through the replies shows that African mothers have a similar way of raising their children.

@EddyGume replied The truth in this can set us all Free to @genoeric's tweet which stated #YouknowAnAfricanMomWhen you dodge her slap and she tells people you tried to strangle her. 

With over eighty likes, this tweet brings back nostalgic memories to many adult Ugandans who today are unable to celebrate Mother's Day with their mothers due to the coronavirus outbreak. 
 
Well, some could still not have a chance to celebrate the day with their mothers because they transitioned. 
 
Fourteen months ago today, nine children laid their mother to rest who succumbed to hypertension. With such a fresh wound, one would ask... how do people in this similar situation celebrate a day like this? 
 
The answers no one may never have but empirically tested from those who overcome the pain and now cherish the memories. 
 
According to a tweet put out by the Commissioner General of Prisons Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, nothing stops him from cherishing the memories even though his mother past 30 years ago. 
 
For Vision Group Chief Executive Officer Robert Kabushenga, the life lessons his mother taught him and his brother Dan keep him going. "Me & Dan are still well behaved! Thanks for the lessons of life, he tweeted. 
 
One thing many of us are thankful for is the advent of social media. At least we all converge on these platforms to celebrate the women who gave birth to us or have taken up the role on our lives.
 
Whatsapp groups and status are filled with messages and pictures of people celebrating their mothers. Twitter and Facebook have played a big role to show that even if we are miles away from each other the love we share is unbreakable. 
 
Former Flair Magazine Editor Siima Sabiti has shared this picture on her twitter handle with a heartwarming message. 
 
The bedrock of Uganda is how the President of Uganda Kaguta Museveni described mothers in the country.
 
As the world continues to fight aganist the pandemic, the First Lady of Uganda Janet Museveni has applauded mothers for praying and fasting for the country in this challenging time. 
 
In South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his gratitute to mothers who  build Africa's biggest economy. 
 
Many more of such messages continue to flow across platfroms but if your mother is not on any of these online platforms how about you give her a call and remind her how much she means the world to you.
 
Those who were not raised by an African mother, check your trends. That ferocious love is the reason many of us are conquerors. 
 
 
 

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