OK Stellahipsy,since you said that our Omugwo chronicles basket is empty, here,s mine.
I got married at 29 and even though it wasn't exactly when I hoped to get married,I,m thankful to God daily for making wait that long before meeting DH,cos NNE, marriage nobi beans.Its indeed for mature minds.
please I ain't saying that younger people can't make their marriages work. Hell no!I,m just using myself as an example. So I had my first baby four years ago,and it was a full house during the omugwo.. My immediate younger sis was there (expert with babies even though not yet married o),my aunty was there, then Mother General herself MIL..
My mum is down with stroke so couldn't make it.
It was a vaginal birth so I was home in no time., although the episiotomy wreaked damage on me.I was practically waited on hands and feet. MIL stayed two weeks and left; my aunty waited till my baby was six weeks, while my sister stayed back with me for the rest of the year.
Fast forward to 2014 ,I had another baby prematurely which died few minutes after birth after an excruciating CS..(I sent the chronicle here). I went through the omugwo like a zombie.. Once again MIL came and took good care of me. She kept telling me to see the death of the baby as a pain that would help purify I and hubby,s souls before God. And that we should forgive every one that have wronged us.
She left after two weeks again cos my sister was around. I consoled myself with my two year old daughter then
Fast forward to 2016 exactly two years after my loss,at the same first week of April, I gave birth to my second daughter via Ceaserian section once again.. This time that my professional Sis(Lol)wasn't around, neither was my Aunt.. Then came MIL again. Gosh.. It was,not easy.
I forgot to mention that my MIL had 10 kids,and DH is the 8th child. But mere looking at her you will never know..If you ever dare tell her that she should rest a bit, she would descend on you.. She and hubby took absolutely good care of me..
Hubby would get up early in the morning, take care of the kitchen cleaning; bath our first daughter, feed her and drop her in school. While MIL would cook,bathe my baby and we would spend the rest of the day gisting and praying (her nickname should be "Ekpereka"or "Ekpereamaka"Lol).
She would tell me how she was able to train her children all alone when her husband died,cos DH said he lost his dad when he was thirteen. She equally told me how after her husband,s death,one man asked her why she always tie one wrapper all the time.But that now she cannot even finish tying the wrappers in her boxes..
While praying, she would ask me to start praying for triplet boys since I already had two girls..Omo,even though the thought of triplet terrifies me,you needed to see me firing prayers for three boys with her..
Finally, after 3 whole weeks,she left.Something she hasn't even done for her own daughters before.. Hubby and I were recovering from the expenses we made during the delivery, so we were sort of broke.. But I gave a very beautiful lace I bought for myself that has been in my closet,along with a very nice footwear I bought at a close by boutique, and she couldn't stop blessing me and hubby. When she left, my older daughter and I went to the guest room she occupied and stared at the empty closet,sadly.
Wow.. E no easy to type o..abeg una weludone.
*Awwww,I know that feeling of staring at empty closets when a guest leaves.
Your mum in law seems nice..Lucky you..