It’s quite interesting that Linda’s prompt for SOCS which I just saw is ‘fingers.
Why I find it interesting is that I woke up this morning and as I was going through my Bible, for some reason my eyes fell on my hennaed hands and my first thought was how my hands and fingers resembled my dads own and for the fun of it, I took a picture.
I remember that as a child, I wanted my fingers to look like my mom’s own. Her fingers were dainty and nicely shaped, while mine took after my fathers own.
As the years went by, I grew to love mine as much as I love the man who passed on the genes.
His hands were hardworking and I believe that I inherited this trait. His hands were upright and as honest as could be and he had green fingers. Living things thrived in his care and plants bloomed generously in our garden.
I still remember, maybe I was four or less, his hands holding mine and guiding my fingers to scribble on my blackboard.
I remember vividly like yesterday as he walked me down the aisle and he took my hand with my beautifully painted fingers and placed them in my husband’s hands and in a gruff voice, he instructed my dear Himself to make sure that he looked after me.
Who knows, maybe I might equally have green fingers. I have moved around so much from one country to the other, that the last time I grew anything was several years back in my house in Nigeria. I look forward to the coming years to discover my green fingers.
Hold my hands in faith
And clutch my fingers tight
I will walk you through this journey
For you are not alone.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha