Written by Chisom A. Uwa.
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If someone told me that am going to be an O’level holder, I’ll curse the person. During my days in secondary school my dream then was to be a medical doctor but where am I today,nobody to determine.
When am still a kid, I also heard that father’s is the pillar of the house, I didn’t understand till I lost my father. The day I lost my father, was the day my dream of becoming a medical doctor was lost. My dad was dead in my secondary school so life became hard for me and my brothers and my mum. My mother started carrying us along with her petty trade business she was running. My elder brother was withdrawn from school to look for work so that he can help train me and our junior ones.
On Sunday morning, my mom called out on me and my senior brother to the sitting room for a brief word of encouragement.
Mom: since i lost your father in ghastly motor accident, I find it hard to feed you and you juniors ones. Please my son, I want you to follow my brother to Benue state to learn trade. I believe he will settle you well so that you will help to train others.
**The name of my senior brother is Kelvin. He is tall and black in complexion. During the period we lost our father, he is in ss2 while am in jss3. He normally tells me on how he will become a doctor when he finished school. The world is wicked I can’t believe that his dream just shattered like that. When the desirable is not available,the available becomes desirable. ***
Kelvin: mom I know how you feel, don’t worry I will do my best and make sure that I make it in life.
Here comes Monday morning as he was preparing to travel, he called me in the sitting room
Kelvin: chisom did you know why I called you here
Me : no
Kelvin: I just want you to take good care of mama when am gone. Make sure you obey her and never cause her pain. Work hard to pass your waec. I will be traveling to Benue state this morning. After saying that he bent down and wept.
Me: bros stop crying. I promise to take good care of mama. Won’t disappoint you and I will also try my best to make my waec.
**i consoled him and thereafter, I and my mom saw him off. **
To be continued