When her husband passed on, she still managed to smile and be cheerful like she always did. She was determined to make it past the hurdles that would come her way henceforth. She made a choice not to dwell on problems, but rather look for solutions so that life could go back to normal.
Every day Isabella comes from work, however late it might be, she and her son have to read a storybook before he goes to sleep. They cook as a team too, and do gardening over the weekend.
When they are together, she can’t help but retrospectively remember how she kept pinching herself just to be sure it was her who had given birth to him. Like most mothers who want a positive upbringing for their son, she enjoys every moment she is around him.
To ensure he keeps tabs with his roots and lives an all rounded life, she ensures he visits his relatives upcountry — mostly during the holidays. He meets his grandparents, cousins and other kin. This way, he expands his horizon of thinking, preventing his mind from getting cluttered with city life experiences only.
Isabella and her son love each other to bits. Their chemistry is natural and the glue that makes them an adorable pair is still adhesive. As her son grows each day she learns how to treat him with care. Her life revolves around him and she is determined to see him through to the point he will be man enough to look after himself.
At the moment, he has to be in the good schools and learn to love his education. As his mother, she’s also exposing him to extracurricular activities that would help him build his talents and any hidden capabilities. She has let him try out his hand on what he sees as he discovers what he loves.
No doubt motherhood is a spanner, nut and bolt affair, but Isabella has found her niche in it. In her own words, there is no better boss position than being called ‘mommy’.
On her personal life, she is not dating, but affirms that when it happens, she would never let it affect her son’s life. She understands the possibilities and ramifications of a new person in their life, but for now her interest is in making the best out of the time they have together as a mother and a son.
Hers has been a journey where she pushed on, cried when it was difficult and laughed when it got a little easier.
“I have kept a joyful song in my heart to get through the tough moments,” she says.
She describes her son as her knight in shining armor because he reminds her that tomorrow willa brighter day. She has kept her faith and is ready to go the full hog being his mother for it’s a task that requires no buffoonery.