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Go ahead and plant your potatoes

Updated on October 14, 2012

An old man lived alone in Onitsha. He wanted to cultivate his potato garden, but it was a very hard work for him. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison at Ikoyi so the old man wrote a letter to his son and telling him about his predicament:

Dear Son,
I am not feeling well because it seems that I won’t be able to plant my potato garden this year and i hate it because your mother always loved planting time. I am getting too old to be digging up the garden. If you were here, all my troubles would be over because I know you would do everything for me but they took you away and locked you up for no crime of yours.No matter what happens,always be strong and know that i will always love you no matter what.God will vindicate you my son.
Love,
Dad

After reading this letter from his Dad whom he loved so much, he became furious but still made out time to reply.

Wired telegram from Ikoyi prison. Listen old man,for Christ sake spare me more pains, do not dig that garden because that is where I buried the guns. Shortly after receiving this telegram and at exactly 2am the next morning, a dozen SSS agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns.

Confused, the old man sent another letter to his son telling him what happened, and asked him what to do.

His son’s wasted no time to reply and this was what he said: Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad. It’s the best I could do for you from here, surely God has vindicated me.

This short piece is to let you know that no matter what your situation might be, no matter where you are and no matter how hard it is for you,once you are determined to do something and has the zeal from the bottom of your heart to do it,believe me you can do it not withstanding the blockades that circle you, you could still break down the wall.


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