A few weeks back a member of my team proposed to his girlfriend; we were excited to hear the entire drama that led to it (you know ladies just love drama especially when it has to do with engagements), he was on his knees for more than 4 minutes, his girlfriend was shocked and couldn’t give a response immediately meanwhile he was nervous with his knees shaking while he prayed all the prayers he knew in that little moment. Did I mention this took place over dinner in a restaurant with inquisitive eyes staring at them, thankfully she said yes… Somebody shout Halleluiah.
For some funny reason we tend to forget the stress men go through to ask a lady out, pop the question, be a husband to his wife, a father to the children, a dedicated employer or employee. We were taught to see them as Knights in shining armour overtime we don’t realise they are constantly on their toes trying to fit into the pre-determined mould the society has made for them. Men don’t cry causing them to have a shell they recline into, they find it hard to show emotions especially when they are going through trying times after all, they are supposed to be strong anything outside it is a sign of weakness.
I’ve seen my dad sacrifice a whole lot just to see we are comfortable and the crazy part we still expect so much more. Someone was upset why we have lots of plans on Women Empowerment and nothing on the men, initially I found it funny but a close look at it shows we are neglecting the boy-child. A girl is brought up to look forward to marriage hence she’s given the right coaching and all meanwhile the boy is brought up to be strong forgetting he could be strong, make so much money but like a Pastor said ‘A man is a failure who succeeds at everything but fails as a father and a husband’.
We may not always say it but I represent a whole lot of females out there and we appreciate all you’ve done and still doing as a brother, friend, father, husband. Sometimes our pride prevents us from admitting it but we do need you in our lives just as you need us in your lives too. Ladies let us be more deliberate in showing our appreciation; they secretly wish we say Thank You for fixing the car, changing the light bulb etc.
Hope I don’t get into trouble with the ladies for this but then again for any lady to exist there has to be a man who fathered her.
LOADS OF LOVE.