A lot has been going on in my life, and as a result I have been absent.
Nonetheless, let me recount my conversation with a professor/ mentor I look up to.
That moment when you meet a professor you haven’t seen in a while and you both start chatting. He questions you:
Prof: Longtime, what have you been up to?
Me: I just finished school.
Prof: again? Haven’t you been at it for a while now?
Me: Yes, I was part-time and recently finished.
Prof: So what’s next?
Me: Thinking, perhaps continue school and look for a better job.
Prof: nice, courage and best wishes.
Me: How about you? Supervising lots of thesis this year?
Prof: Yes, I have been at it for a while, and teaching only one seminar course.
Me: It’s obvious you are the expert, so it’s no doubt.
Prof: “I didn’t get to where I am by chance but by hard work, I mean hard work”.
Then he looks at me and repeats the words “hard work and discipline”.(As a result, I couldn’t help but think about my life).
Me: Thank you for the reminder and encouragement.
Prof: Enjoy your day!
Me: Thanks and same to you.
On my way home, I couldn’t help but reflect over His words about hard work and discipline.
It was also a good reminder not to let people define me by telling me what I can or can’t do.
One day I will be like you😀, wait : I will continuously be the best ME ever.
You have raised us in the way of the Lord and we are grateful;
You have loved us unconditionally;
You have spent your lives paying for our education;
You have given us hope for a better future.
Because of you we are better people;
Because of you we have experienced life;
Because of your love, we have learned how to love;
Because of your discipline we have grown.
Thank you for being you;
Thank you for your care;
Thank you for the sad moments;
Thank you for joyful moments.
Mummy, you are the example we all your girls want to emulate;
Daddy, you are the example all your boys want to emulate;
Mummy, we want your grandchildren to always learn from their grandmother;
Daddy, we want your grandchildren to know about your legacy.
We, your children love you dearly;
We, your children care about you;
We owe you our journeys;
We aim to make you proud.
Happy 34th Anniversary Mummy and Daddy.
May God continue to bless your marriage.
Till next week,
Let me begin by wishing a happy Father’s Day to all the men. A father isn’t only the biological one, but very often all male figureheads in our lives.
It’s good to be called a father, but the level of implication and involvement in people’s lives determines ones ability to be called ‘Dad’. So fathers the questions to ask yourselves today are:
How involved am I in my children’s lives?
Am I emotionally present for them?
Am I financially present?
Am I physically present?
Am I spiritually present?
As fathers, you are called to lead the family. Lead your children, families and wives in the right direction.
I can’t conclude without expressing my thoughts to future fathers.
To all the young men and aspiring fathers let me ask you a few questions:
How are you living your lives?
Are you living life just as it comes? Or
Are you living live with the hopes of influencing future generations?
I would like you to ask yourselves these questions:
If I had a child today, would my child be proud of the life I live?
How would my choice of lifestyle influence my child?
As you reflect on these questions, may this day cause you to think differently about your future.
Therefore, go forth and shine your light brighter than before. Your future needs to be better than your past and present.