Mandela’s mom and other great mothers in history

Mothers’ Day is here already and we can’t help but appreciate all the wonderful mothers around the world for their impact on our lives.

This is a time when most people think about wonderful and touching gifts to give their mothers and significant women in their lives.

Mothers’ Day is a day we all celebrate the efforts and love of our mothers. Although, different countries celebrate theirs on differentiate dates; the two most common months for Mothers’ Day celebration are March and May.

It is important to also note that a woman doesn’t have to be your mother before you celebrate her on Mothers’ Day. She might have impacted your life one way or another, and you need to celebrate her efforts and thank God for their lives.

In the light of that, there are so many mothers we are thankful for, and we love and admire their efforts. Here are some of them

  1. Mary the mother of Jesus Christ: We are thankful for Mary for allowing herself to be used by God. We are thankful for her because she was a virtuous woman and she kept herself. We are also thankful for her because she obeyed God.
  2. Alberta Williams King: Alberta Williams King is the mother of Martin Luther King Jnr. We are thankful for her because of the significant role she played in the life of MLK Jnr. We are also thankful for her for the values she instilled in her children’s lives.
  3. Marie Curie: Marie Curie is another mother we are thankful for. She is known to be the first woman to ever win a Nobel Prize. She also instilled hard work in her children’s lives during her lifetime and she raised her two young daughters alone after her husband died in an accident in 1906.
  4. Sojourner Truth: This is another mother we are thankful for. She was born into slavery but escaped with her infant daughter in 1826. She called herself Sojourner Truth in 1843 after she became convinced that God had called her to leave the city and go into the countryside “testifying the hope that was in her”.
  5. Ann Dunham: This is another mother we are thankful for. She was the mother of Barrack Obama. We are thankful for the morals and values she instilled in the life of Barrack Obama. During her lifetime, she held the belief that education can improve the lives of people around the world and that access to credit for the poorest of the poor through microcredit is a must.
  6. Nonqaphi Nosekeni Fanny: Another great mother in history we are thankful for is Nonqaphi Nosekeni Fanny, Nelson Mandela’s mother. She started a church in the 1960s in the family’s home village of Qunu, in the rural Eastern Cape. We are thankful for her for raising an icon like Nelson Mandela and instilling great values and morals in him.
  7. Madam Elizabeth Nyaniba: Madam Elizabeth Nyaniba was the mother of Kwame Nkrumah, the first prime minister and president of Ghana. While growing, she sent him to the elementary school run by a Catholic mission at Half Assini, where he proved an adept student. About 1925 he was a student-teacher in the school and had been baptized into the faith. We are thankful for her.
  8. Victoria Annan: Victoria Annan is the mother of Kofi Annan, the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. We are thankful for Victoria Annan impact on the lives of Kofi Annan and his twin sister Efua Annan.
  9. Wambui wa Kung’u: The mother of Jomo Kenyatta, Wambui wa Kung’u made a huge impact in the life of Jomo Kenyatta, former Prime Minister and later President of Kenya who played a significant role in the transformation of Kenya. However, his mother died during childbirth, and  young Kamau moved from
    Ng’enda to Muthiga to live with his grandfather Kũngũ wa Magana.
  10. Helen Kaunda: She is the mother of Kenneth Kaunda, a man who led Zambia to independence in 1964 and served as that country’s president until 1991. Helen Kaunda was the first African woman to teach in colonial Zambia. Kenneth Kaunda also became a teacher in his early life.


Another lovely reason we are thankful for the mothers in our lives is that of the good food they have always made sure we eat regardless of what was going on.

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