Still in the spirit of celebrating mothers, famous Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh took to her Instagram page yesterday to celebrate all mothers on the occasion of this year’s Mother’s day.
The glamorous mum of one particularly celebrated single mums who walked out of a deadbeat father or left an abusive partner.
In her thoughtful Instagram post, Miss Tonto expressed how proud she is, of single mums who decided to prioritize their sanity and peace.
Tonto also shared a word with mothers who choose to stay in bad marriages, pointing out that motherhood is not the symbol of suffering and that such women should stop self-sabotaging and minimizing their peace.
She advised them to find the courage to leave any marriage that doesn’t serve their interests too. According to the proud single mama, that time is over when women had to take anything just to be called mothers.
Read her full post below…
”It’s Mother’s Day again — a day to salute the strength of mothers. From the inception of pregnancy — the hormonal imbalance, weird cravings, and mood swings that comes through out the gestation period. It’s not a walk in the park to be a mom.
Vaginal birth is painful, CS isn’t any less painful — motherhood is indeed a sacrifice. It is something a lot of mothers don’t recover from. Child birth.
And this is why you should carry your body with confidence. Those marks are stripes of your honor, and strength.
Today I’m celebrating every single mom too. It’s hard to be a married mother in this society already, how much more single moms who have to go extra miles to provide for their children?
Single moms who are stigmatized by society; shamed and scornfully laughed at. Single moms who are seen as second class women — I celebrate you today.
In most cases, they walked out of a dead beat father; they left an abusive partner; they made the choice to prioritize their sanity and peace. I’m proud of you.
And to every mother who’s stuck in a bad marriage just because it’s expected of her. I’m here to tell you that motherhood is not the symbol of suffering. Stop self sabotaging. Stop minimizing your peace.
Find the courage to leave any marriage that doesn’t serve your interests too. That time is over when we had to take anything just to be called mothers. We have broken that generational curse, and we are putting ourselves first.
Happy Mothers To Every Mother. Single or married, or widowed, you are a superhero. You collaborated with God to bring forth another human; that’s something to be endlessly proud of.
#MAMAKING #KINGY #MYACE #MYWORLD #JUICYMAN #MUMMYSDAY #BOYMUM.”
In an earlier post on March 14, the philanthropist wrote:
”Motherhood is so much more than giving Birth. Motherhood is a mentality and A CALLING.
Today, I celebrate you as a woman and as a mother. You are gifted and strengthened by God to fulfil the destiny that He called you into. You are beautiful, Capable, Intelligent, Strong, Courages and Full of Wisdom and Virtue.
I honor all women for the nurturing role you have taken on for both Biological children and for the children to whom God has made you a mentor and A voice..
Today, I celebrate you for embracing your calling as a mother and for Living a self- Sacrificing Life for the Betterment of MANKING..
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO BOTH MY MUSLIM AND CHRISTIAN SISTERS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
THANK YOU @kingandre_dikeh.”