Tag Archive | Family

Family time!!

As you may know, travelling to your home country always implies spending quality time with family members, so my vacation wasn’t all about tourism and discovery.

Now that am married, the family has grown from just my extended family to my husband’s extended family. What a joy to know, love and be loved by so many people. That being said, I did my best to visit several family members on both sides. As much as I wanted to spend time with everyone, I was limited by time and people’s availabilities.

Throughout all my visits, a number of them stood out to me, mainly because of the conversations and advice I received. An example is my Husband’s grand mother/ namesake who is so eager to have my husband and I be together (my husband and I were still living separately), as well as one of my uncles who didn’t stop asking the question about when we will start enjoying married life. Now we are finally together.

God is indeed faithful. I equally enjoyed spending time with family because of the good food I ate, although some of it gave me running stomach (Lol).

It’s always fun seeing and spending time with family after a long period of time, so I am grateful to God for the opportunity everyday. I pray to spend some more quality time with them in the future.

Now stay tuned for the next episode of my 25 days adventure.

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Officially out of the 5s and into the 6s!

As mentioned in my previous blog post, I hope you enjoy this special series of 10 episodes from my 25 days journey.

This day was exceptional because my Dad turned 60. We celebrated in style at his workplace. After cutting the cake, I gave him a birthday gift on behalf of all his children. You know what? The gift was something he actually wanted but was dissuaded from purchasing by his own boys. You see, my brothers are mischievous, hahaha!

Official bday selfie with Papa😊


Dad loved his gift and also enjoyed the celebration. It was a great honour to celebrate Dad’s birthday and witness all the good things that the Lord has done in his life. Like it’s sometimes said, 60 is the new 50. My dad is still very young and loves to live and have fun. Also during the celebrations, mum said “he just changed numbers and has moved from 5 to 6…59-60. Hence, more grace, blessing, accomplishments, battles etc. We trust God to continually fortify and strengthen him”.

After cutting the cake, popping champagne and opening his gift, we ate, drank and partied our way through the day.
To conclude, what a blessing this day was, and is forever stamped in my heart. Happy 60th bday Dad. May God continuously bless you always. We all love you!

Now stay tuned for the next episode of my 25 days adventure.

Dad receiving his bday gift:)

The little things that make a difference!

Let me tell you a short and sweet story today.
On a faithful day, as I was heading to a BBQ, I received a call to go pick up a friend. I agreed and headed to pick up my friend. And guess what? Since I was tired of driving, my friend agreed to take on the wheel until we reached the BBQ’s location. But something extraordinary happened on our way to the BBQ. I received a text message from the host to stop by the grocery store and get some extra drinks and water, to which I agreed hesitatingly.

But you know what? God had planned it otherwise, because our stop at the grocery store was very fruitful.

As we were about to pack the car we ran into an old acquaintance; whom we hadn’t seen in a while. We greeted each other and headed our way. Some seconds later, she comes running towards us again stating that she had locked her car keys in the car. All frustrated and sad about her action, I looked at her and immediately asked my friend to assist her (as I recalled that my friend had previously been in a similar situation and managed to unlock the car). That being said, all 3 of us headed to the grocery store to pick up the items and back to the car. After picking up the items, the car was successfully unlocked. As soon as the car door got unlocked, she stared amazed with a grateful and joyful heart. At that very instant, I exclaimed that our meeting was indeed divinely ordained. Upon hearing that declaration, she brightened up even further and gave us hugs upon hugs.

The encounter made us realize that noting happens in vein, but all things happen for a purpose and are ordained. We laughed about it and thanked the Lord for the divine encounter. Finally, we headed our separate ways and considered the day to be a fruitful one.

Memories

I woke up in the morning;
Breath fresh air;
Said a prayer;
Took my shower;
Dressed up and left.

I went about my day;
Got to work;
Took my break;
Received a call;
A dear one was gone.

Continued with work;
Made a few calls;
Alerted others;
My life had changed;
She was precious.

She was my name sake;
I remember talking to her 3 weeks earlier;
Little did we both know;
She is now in a better place;
Watching over us all.

I go through the day;
Then night comes;
I sleep and dream about life together;
What the future would have been like;
I wake up and know it was all a dream.

I wake up and I thank God;
It’s a brand new day;
I am alive;
I can breath;
I am grateful.

I am grateful for her life;
I know she will want us to keep living;
I will keep our name shining for us;
She will forever be in my heart;
I miss you.

See you soon!!
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Unity #AtoZChallenge

Today is Day 21 of the A-Z blogging challenge, and I feel great. This feeling of greatness is partly because you all. All my faithful readers and commentators.
Thank you for your support and unity. I call it Unity, because of your belief in me. You decided to tag along on my blogging journey.

Blogging is a journey for me, just as soccer or poetry might be for someone else. It’s a journey of self discovery, passion and growth. There is need for constant support in order for everyone to be successful in our different journeys.

Given that man/ woman isn’t an island, we are called to live and interact with others on a daily basis. We need people to join forces with us in order to take us farther. We can’t succeed by working alone. People who believe in our dreams encourage us to pursue and aim higher. Unity is therefore important and necessary for growth.

Who do you often unite with? If you don’t have any team members, I am willing and ready to join forces with you if need be. Networking at events also helps unite people and paths.

We all need people to unite with us. One can chase 1000 but, two or more can chase several thousands.

Therefore, go forth and unite with others as you pursue your goals.
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Have a tangible tuesday.
Be blessed!

To my future husband

The one God is molding for me;
My heart sometimes wonders about our future.

At least I am sure of one thing;
You must believe in Jesus Christ.

A mighty man of valor;
Ready to obey and spread the Gospel of Christ.

Be a caregiver;
Be a lover;
Be a visionary;
Be full of energy.

The one who will carry me when am tired;
The one who will cook when I can’t;
The one who will kiss me as soon as I walk through the door.

 

Don’t worry, as I keep dreaming about you;
Jesus is working on me and preparing me for you.

The bone of your bone and flesh of your flesh I am;
You are my Boaz and I am your Ruth.

The one you will love forever;
The one you will lead as per Christ’s command.

The one who will listen to you;
The one who will pray for and with you;
The one Who will cheer for you;
The one who will honor you.

A better person I will be because of you;
A virtuous woman I am, constantly being molded into the image of Christ;
A love ordained in heaven and I promise I will be there for you.

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Till next week!!