SAPPHIRE (CHAPTER 9)

“What’s wrong?” Sir Amos was slicing onion. “You look ill.” “My sister needs me.” She shoved the letter into her skirt pocket. “I have to go.” “Now?” She raced into her small bedroom and threw a few things into her shoulder bag. I’ll be back as soon as I can.” “Go tomorrow. ” Sir Amos…

Prematurity; what do I want?

“What do I want?” It is a question many people ask themselves often, even though there generally is no clear answer. After all, everyone wants something different in life because interests differ between individuals. Some people still ask themselves this question in their old age feeling unsatisfied with how they have lived their lives. Some…

BEGINNERS!!!

For beginners, everything feels like a new a course of instruction. To relate extensively with the new existence, beginners must learn the fundamentals of this new reality which could be a new environment, person, place, thing or item, a new job, a new food and lots more. A beginner is a person who relates with…

SAPPHIRE (CHAPTER 8)

Sapphire slipped into the small room off the kitchen, momentarily escaping the infernal heat of the cookers. She wilted onto her cot and dabbed the sweat from her face with the towel she kept over her shoulder. Leaning back against the wall, she sighed in relieve. Constant moisture seeped through the mortar, making sounds not…

DADS ON ASSIGNMENT!!!

Fathers who best create positive relationship with their children start on the day such child is born. Get involved in his/her life from the very outset. Take an active role in caring for the child. The more time you spend with the child, the easier it will be to continue building the relationship later. We…

SAPPHIRE (CHAPTER 7)

Mama found a job in the kitchen of the Hotel splendour, famed for its magnificent view of the mountains. A dining platform had been built around the hotel, and guests made it there each morning, enjoying a sumptuous breakfast and the sunrise. After less than a month, Chef Frills told Sapphire to report to the…

Dads and daughters

Matthew 6:8 For your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him. Many men may have grown up with sisters and learned about women from their spouse, but none of these set of experiences can prepare him completely for the father-daughter relationship. A father that knows a child always knows her…

SAPPHIRE(CHAPTER 6)

On graduation day from Squeakyclean school of housekeeping, Sapphire received a fancy certificate, a letter of recommendation signed by the principal and a uniform with SCH designed in black silk on the pocket of the white apron. She also had the money she had earned tucked into the purse mama have given her. She boarded…

SAPPHIRE(CHAPTER 5)

Sapphire’s curiosity grew more with her first sight of the principal standing in the bare floor hallway outside the classroom door. She was very young to be a leader of anything, and she wore less-than-modest clothing. Her brows slanted over a pair of dark eyes. She opened her mouth in a silent laugh, showing small,…

Parent-child communication wreckers!

All relationships have their ups and downs including parenting. You try talking to your kids, but somehow what you’re saying just doesn’t get through. As they get older, there seems to be more of a language barrier between the two of you. Add that to the already existing age impediment, and you find yourself struggling…

SAPPHIRE (CHAPTER 4)

Mama awakened her before dawn the next morning. Papa gave Sapphire just enough money to transport herself to Warri. “I’ll send you enough to get you home when you graduate.” He handed her the letter of acceptance, proof of tuition payment, and the address of the school.”You better start now. The lorry leaves in two…

SAPPHIRE 👧 (CHAPTER 3)

Sapphire worked with Kelvin every evening to no avail. Its all so boring! Kelvin groaned. “And its nice outside. I really want to go outside to have fun. This reading of a thing is almost getting me depressed.” Sapphire slapped him across the back of his head. “That’s nothing compared to what I’ll get if…