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Tuesday, 25 September 2012
I Am Jealous Of Myself (OR Happy Birthday Mrs. Gaska!)
I am jealous of myself.
Is that even possible, you ask. Well, I think it is cos I know I am. Yes, I take a look at myself and I just want to be 'me' some more. True, sometimes I find it hard to accept me for who I am. Sometimes, I wonder why God even has my time. And sometimes, I really don't get me at all even if I know that all I really want in this life is to please God and be like him in all my ways. But you see, the 'me' that I am jealous of right now is the' me' that has been blessed with the good fortune to have a sister like my sister.
Yes, my baby sister, my 'first born child', my Mrs Gaska. Eyeluwashola, omo Prof Adefolalu, aya Kuba Gaska! My one and only Aburo, the face of my 2011 Diary - Shola Gaska! You rock jo! Yes, having you in my life makes me so proud of God and so jealous of me. Happy Birthday my love! Happy Birthday! Wow! Can you believe it? You are how old? How one earth can that be? I still remember carrying you around the quadrangle back then in QC showing you off to all my friends and school mothers! You were just the cutest nine month old baby ever! How can you be this grown woman all married and sassy and full of African Goddess pizazz! It can only be God and it is on him that I truly brag today for keeping you safe and beautiful all these years.
But you know what? The real reason I am jealous of me is the simple fact that in spite of all I have seen, good and bad, nothing has been able to permanently shake me to the point that I quit believing in God and knowing that his love for me is eternal. As I celebrate my sister today and send her oodles of love on her birthday, it is my earnest prayer that nothing you ever go through will ever push you to that point either. God loves us. Period. And nothing can ever shake that love. It is boundless and forever.
Just like the love I have for my sister, my aburo, Mrs. Gaska who is a year older today. Happy Birthday Sholly. Rock your day o jare. Watch those DVDs Kuba so lovingly bought for you, enjoy that junk food binge. YOLO! Lol! And raise the roof to the glory of the God that has given you one more year. To him alone be all the praise, glory and honour!
I love you so much but nothing gives me more comfort than the knowledge that God loves you way more. Way more.
I wo wa!
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