Well, Happy early Mother’s Day to me. I was planning on going for a nice run since the Independence Day race is only one month away, and only 30 seconds into my run I was stopped and ushered into the church hall. I am now a part of the Mother’s Day celebration and will be singing and dancing with the mothers of my village.
Last year I was approached to do this, and I told them frankly, “I am not a mom. I have no kids. It is not a special day for me, it is a special day for you.” I learned then though that Mother’s day is actually women’s day. Everyone wants to celebrate the women in the village, whether they have children or not. I was event present with candy ulu’s to thank me for being such a positive mother (or woman).
Practice ended with enough time for me to run one mile, and I happily went off in my running shoes before sa was about to start.
On the way home, I was lead into another church hall in the neighboring village and asked to sing with them as well. I told them I was unable to as I was going to perform in my village, they looked upset, so I spent time singing with them anyway.
Mothers Day is looking like it will be a fun day already, especially since I have a few families asking me already if I can join them for toogani after church, and good food always means it will be a good day.