I Get Sad On Every Mother’s Day Because I’m Childless – Shirley Frimpong Manso Cries


Ghanaian film producer, Shirley Frimpong Manso has emotionally expressed the ordeal she endures whenever it’s Mother’s Day.

Sunday, May 10, was Mother’s day and the celebrated movie producer being married for some time now said Mother’s day reminds her of being childless.

According to Shirley, she just crawls to her bed and shed tears with the hope of getting a child of her own to call her mummy.

Shirley Frimpong Manso, who is well noted for producing award-winning movies like ‘The Perfect Picture’ and ‘CheckMate’ revealed her grievance in an Instagram post.

She wrote;

My phone rang yesterday. My friend Abba was on the line screaming. Her husband had bought her a new car. It was Mother’s Day, she deserved it. Abba had tried to get pregnant for 7 years. After 6 failed IVF’s , 1 ectopic pregnancy, and 3 miscarriages, she had given birth to a beautiful bouncing baby girl. She was happy and why the hell shouldn’t she be. It had been many years of pain.
After the baby came she’ll call me 5 times a day to tell me how magical her days had become. She posted many pictures of her ‘miracle’ on Facebook and shared with the world the many rewards of motherhood.


I hanged up the phone, and like I did many times these days, I crawled back into my bed and wept. You see Abba and I had both wanted children. She has hers, I still don’t. Yesterday my period showed it’s face again, of course Abba didn’t know that but do you know what else she doesn’t know? Her happiness; as much as it’s well deserved, tears my insides out.
You see Abba was like me once. We couldn’t bare to see all those lovely photos that mothers posted of their babies; we hated those women who constantly spoke about how great motherhood was and Mother’s Day was our most dreaded date on the calendar.
No, I am not jealous and I don’t even need her sympathy. I just wish she didn’t forget so soon that as much as her world has changed, mine hasn’t but I am still very much… all woman.