Saturday, 26 May 2012
44 Is Not Just A Number.
Yes, today is my birthday and I have no clue why 'they' say its inelegant or unladylike for a woman to reveal her age. I have never had a problem with it. Perhaps I am not elegant or worse, not a lady. Lol! Anyway, I have had a brilliant day. More then brilliant. I had a day that I did not expect. True, I knew it was going to be my birthday and I figured I would be happy and grateful to be alive to see another one but I honestly did not expect it to be such a 'gift of a day'.
God went out of his way to make it extra special in just the simplest yet most meaningful ways. The ways he knew would get my attention. He searched deep in my heart and saw what I really, truly wanted and he gave it to me. No ribbons. No gift boxes. No fanfare. Not too much ariwo Yet, in the quietest moves, with the softest of words, the tenderest of gestures, I heard the loudest answers to my prayers. This God ehn? He is simply the best! PapaGod, I could never thank you enough. You just rock! And I know that what you are doing, you will perfect in Jesus name. Amen!
So I hit another double digit number today. 44. What a testimony that is. Last time was eleven years ago. It seems like such a tiny detail but I know a lot of people who saw 33 and are not here today. What am I talking about? I know people who were here this time last year but are no more. I try not to take anything for granted anymore. Nothing. I am not the same person I was this time last year. I have lived some life and I have died some deaths. Most importantly, I have grown up some more to that place where I can look you square in the eyes, no blinking, no dodging and tell you that God loves you with boundless love and the devil hates you with boundless hatred. It is that simple.
I look back on my last 365 days and these two truths could summarize my life more or less. If I sat you down and told you about it, you would shake your head in awe at how true those two statements are. So, this morning when I woke up to the first day of my own personal New Year, these were the words that were silently on my lips:
Wow! I'm 44! PapaGod, it's not just a number. It's evidence that you love me. Thank you so much!
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