1 May 2013

My Life Story in 250 Words

the story of your life in 250 words or less

toichildhood

{I love my vintage outfit and the pose. They tell my story. I feel like a sailor, chin up and head held high}

I was born in Ghana, raised in Italy, I lived in Great Britain and now I am living in Canada with my wonderful husband and adorable seventeen months old daughter.

Home is Italy, it’s the place my concise memories were formed.

However, the death of my father and great-grandmother are recurrent from my childhood memories. On my mind eyes I see people dressed in black crying, me trying to wake my father, my older sister picks me up and cry louder.

After the funeral I went to live with my maternal grandmother, my mother was already living in Italy. One of my fondest memory of my great-grandmother is our dialogue every time I would play outside house in the African afternoon sun.

“Ofosuhima?” she usually called out
“Yes Meena?”
“Stay out of the sun.'” she would tell me
“I am under the shadow” I would respond in my naivety.

I didn't live in one place for long. After my great-grandmother's death my mum, who was still in Italy, decided it was better to live with her aunty in Kumasi{one of the biggest city in Ghana}. There I was physically bullied by the youngest of my uncles. In 1992, maybe two years after, my mother brought me and my younger brother to Italy. We lived with her and her partner who was nice to my brother but horrible to me and treated my mother like nullity. While at home was not great, in middle school I verbally attacked by the bullies.

The memories I keep with me are those of my loved ones and life is GREAT.

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21 comments:

  1. I love your childhood picture :) I have always found your story very interesting. Thanks for sharing and hopefully I can get mine up soon but I'm stuck with writer's block :(

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    1. thank you for reading, sharing this is scary but it made me feel good

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  2. I'll never understand how grown adults can be so horrible to young children (your uncle & mom's partner). I am sorry you were bullied so much growing up, what they did wasn't right, but God held you through it the whole time. Now your married to a sweet man with a beautiful child. As far as those who harmed you... they reap what they sew.

    & I too love this picture of you as a young child. You were beautiful than & you're beautiful now.

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    1. God sure did help me through the whole time.

      opening up is scary because apart from those two people in my life, I was and I am fortunate to have great loving people near me.

      "they reap what they sew." these words brought tears to my eyes. I left everything in God's capable hands and He really show how much I am loved. I am so happy about life because I know some worse period too.

      Life is really good.

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  3. oh my goodness how cute were you?? so adorable!!!

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  4. I LOVE that picture of you. I agree with Emily... sorry your childhood had some downs but you're a strong woman and have a beautiful family now.

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    1. thank you Erica. God sent me the wonderful husband and beautiful daughter. I have a good relationship with my mother and sibling. I am in very happy place :)

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  5. Thank you for sharing this part of your life with us. Sorry those things happened to you but ultimately they led you to the wonderful life that you live today.

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  6. What a beautiful little girl you were :)

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  7. Love that picture. So cute! Hard to believe anyone would want to be mean to you :-(. Glad you overcame though!

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    1. thank you J, you are too sweet

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  8. I think sometimes it is the sadness and the sorrows in life that make us the strong women we now are! Good first post

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  9. Oh wow, AOI looks soooo much like you. You were super cute. I'm sorry you went though so much bullying when you were younger. It's always heart breaking to hear of such experiences and to think it still continues :(. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. what a journey you have been on... such diversity, and adversity. A rich beautiful tapestry, that is still be woven. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you did, it meant I found yours. :)

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  11. You are so strong. Sharing your story is complete proof of it. And that picture. What a gorgeous girl!

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