In this situation who would you choose? Your Mother or Stepmother?
It happened that a mother abandoned her husband and her four (4) year old son for her rich boyfriend. Both (woman & boyfriend) eventually travelled to the U.S.A. Out of frustration and desperation, the husband married another woman. Unfortunately, the second woman couldn’t bear a child for him. Despite her inability to bear a child, the second woman decided to take great care of the boy and treated him like her own son.
A few years later, the husband died in a car accident. After his demise, the second wife did everything within her power to educate the boy. She engaged in petty trade such as pepper, Maggi salt, palm oil, onion, tomatoes, etc. in the market square in order to sponsor the boy’s schooling.
The boy apparently only knew his stepmother as his real mother and therefore, he has been calling her Mama. Meanwhile, the real mother in the U.S.A did not for once find out about the wellbeing of her son let alone sending a penny to the boy, even after she heard that her ex-husband (son’s father) died in an accident.
Some years later, this boy grew up into a very intelligent young man waiting for his B.Eng. (Hons) degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University. The real mother, who also could not bear another child in the U.S since she eloped with her boyfriend, realized that she had made a terrible mistake by abandoning her own son. She decided to return home to look for her son and present to him all her wealth acquired over the years in the States.
Has she arrived in the country, she on searching for and eventually found her son battling between life and death situation in the hospital due to kidney failure. The Doctors demanded a huge amount of money for the medical procedures, being a poor woman, the stepmother couldn’t afford it. The real mother stepped in and paid all the hospital bills and donated one of her own kidneys and the son was saved.
Shortly after, the final results were out the son got a distinction & also got a five-year (5) scholarship to pursue his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in the U.K. At the presentation of the certificate, the Vice-Chancellor gave him the microphone and told him to call his mother to come to upstage in order for him to receive the certificate.
The moment the Vice-Chancellor made the statement, the real mother got up, arranged herself waiting to be called upon whilst the stepmother sat down, looked at the boy with tears running her cheeks.
Assuming you are the son, who would you call on upstage?
A) Real Mother
B) Step Mother
Remember you are expected to call only one person- your mother.
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