The question “if your mother and your wife are both drowning, who would you save first” is a funny, teasing but a serious one which is common among Nigerians.
Your mother is the woman who carried you in her womb for nine months, nurtured and trained you to become the man you are. In fact, without her, it would be difficult to meet the woman you call your wife.
On the other hand, your wife is the woman who will give/gave birth to your kids. Because life begins at 40, she is the one who is required to support and bring your plans to success. As sworn on the alter, you both are one thus without her, you are not complete.
It’s a though decision right?, yes indeed. In accordance to the meaning of “family” note that the both of them are integral in your life thus any one you choose to save would be quite understood.
However, it is best you save your wife. This is owing to the scriptural passage in Matt:19:5-6. And God said, “for this reason a man would leave his father and mother and unite with his wife, and the two will become one. So they are no longer two, but one. What God has joined together, let no man put asunder”.
Obviously the situation has made your mother to be the human to put an asunder in your marriage. You are not to let that happen by saving your wife.
What are your thoughts?