Love your parents, spoil them now, life is unpredictable, Mercy Johnson urges
Award-winning actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, has revealed the biggest lesson learned, since her mums’ passage, last year.
According to the mother of three, it is to love one’s parents, spoil them now, as life is unpredictable.
In an Instagram post on Saturday, exactly one year after she buried her mother, she recounted how she and her mother constantly engaged in one quarrel or another but were quick to resolve issues, while she was alive.
She also recalled the painful feelings, regret, shock, disappointment, and anger on June 22, 2018, when she went to the mortuary to retrieve her mum’s corpse for burial. She also added that amidst her laughter daily, not one day has passed without remembering her mum with tears. According to her, she is yet over the loss.
The 34-year-old then urged all to value their parents, love and pamper while they are still alive.
She wrote: “So that’s my mom crying at my traditional wedding after I had warned her not to cry on my big day so I don’t join her in ruining my makeup, guess what? She cried and I cried too.
“We quarrel like all the time and settle quickly too and quarrel again?. I ask myself now why didn’t I just ignore her, grab her and just kiss her entire face till she laughed.
“At 6 am exactly on the 22nd of June 2018, I left home to the mortuary to get her corpse ready for burial and immediately I saw her feet sticking out of the stretcher, I cried nonstop.
“So much to say as I recall it all vividly, with so much pain, regret, shock, disappointment, and anger… Amidst my laughter daily, not one day has passed with me not remembering you with tears… How do people heal? How do you forget? If you know how, please let me know… I mean from the moment @princeodiokojie told me that morning of May 23rd that you died, something changed in me.
“So much to say but I leave it here.
“Hey Friends, my biggest lesson is Love them now and spoil them now as life is unpredictable.”
In his reaction to her post, her husband, Prince Okojie, urged Mercy to trust that her mum is now in a better place adding that he and his children need her to her heal fast.
“Life goes on babes, trust me she’s in a better place. I and the kids need your healing…..We love you immensely @mercyjohnsonokojie.” He wrote.