My beautiful daughter, you are now a wife and soon you’ll be become a mother too. God bear me witness that I taught you how to cook and do other house chores. I taught you to respect your man and to explain your anger to him when necessary but if you do otherwise, I know you, not as a daughter but as my fellow woman.
My daughter, you see this your husband? You have told me that he is a gentleman, but don’t take advantage of that. Don’t bring out the beast in him…
My daughter, you see this mark on my forehead? Your father gave it to me. He tolerated me everytime but on that day, he came unexpectedly. It wasn’t his intention but i dared him and he hit hard.
My daughter, men hate it when you use the word “YOU CAN’T DO IT”. He sure can do more than but he’s just protecting you from harm. My daughter, whenever there is an argument or misunderstanding, try drinking water. You can’t talk when you have water in your mouth.
Now, you have two families. You are very lucky. Tolerate and appreciate them just as you did here. Learn to welcome other people’s kids and soon, children will surround your table with love.
You see that my big pot? I bought it when I still had no child but I always cooked with it to feed children who had nothing to eat. Learn to show hospitality. Welcome a visitor and at least, offer a glass of water. Don’t discriminate.
Don’t shatter your husband’s family.
Instead, bring them together. Learn to appreciate little efforts and soon, they’ll learn to do more.
Today, you are wearing a wedding gown and you look so beautiful in it but there is still another gown you need to wear. That is the MATERNITY gown. I wore it and you shall wear your’s too.
When you have a misunderstanding, don’t come back here. Sort things out and build a happy home. I built mine and your father enjoyed me.
Men like food. They like both the KITCHEN food and the BEDROOM food.
Don’t deny him any of the food all because you had an argument.
If the ones I taught you are not enough, learn more for the good of your marriage and peace in your home.