Friday, 18 January 2013

I Still Believe In Your Brand

Sitting here, one day after my mgm's birthday - 17 January (or depending on where you are, in the last hours of my mgm's  birthday), I can literally feel all the thoughts running around in my head  like little children on a playground. They are thoughts of many things but mostly, they are thoughts of the miracle that is my marriage. Thoughts about the person that is my husband. My man. A man I have grown up with. A man with whom I have shared so much.. A man with whom I have stood to face the brutal onslaughts of life. A man with whom I have been blessed with three wonderful children. My mgm, my mighty good man. This is to you:

I am sitting here, thinking  about you, about us, about all the 'ifs', the 'buts', the 'neverthelesses' and the 'in spite ofs'. There is no getting away from the facts. There is no ignoring the truths either. Some were born, destined to live and love and leave. Not us. We were born to live and love and love and love each other. Regardless.

Boy, have we won some victories my mighty good man. Yes, ours is a union that has matured over time, bearing bravely the scars of past hurt and pain. The bottles may have been broken once or twice or maybe even thrice but still, by the special grace of God, the wine is still sweet and it only keeps getting sweeter as it is poured out into new and improved bottles of fortified glass boasting depth and character. Yes, a wine brewed over close to twenty years must be an excellent one and as you know time is not the enemy of fine wine. So my love, my mgm, I toast our wine. As you celebrate your birthday my prayer for  you goes like this:

In 2013 as you go into a new year, may God move you to a new level spiritually, physically, intellectually and financially and on this new  level may  God's grace, mercy , favour and peace be yours every second of the day. May God himself breath on all the works of your hands my mighty good and hardworking man. I know the desires of your heart. May God bring them to pass in ways you could never have thought possible. May God's  himself give you significance in all things and may you never step outside of His will and purpose as you take yourself, our family and business to new heights in 2013 in  Jesus name! Amen! (Come on love, say a better AMEN! Lol!).

There is more in my heart that I could say but I will keep those for my God who is always willing and able to do for me and mine. For now, my mgm, believe me when I say that I love you and I look forward to brewing our fine, mellow 'love' wine for many more years to come. Through eyes sparkling with tears, I raise my glass to you on your birthday. My mgm, olowo ori mi, ololufe mi owon, forever shall we be together by God's grace because the truth of the matter is that I still believe in your brand.

Happy Birthday my love. Happy Birthday!

From my heart

Your Salt.

P. S. Oh, almost forgot, I do have a present for you. What is it? I have a new and improved wife for you in 2013. What? New wife ke? Have I gone mad? No, I have not gone mad. I have just made up my mind to chase God more desperately than I have ever done in my whole life this year. I have a sense of urgency about it. So help me PapaGod, I am taking up permanent residency in a new country. It's called Christ. I am going to live in Him and He is going to live in me. And THAT is what is going to give you a new wife. Just that it will still be moi. *smiling mischievously*.






18 comments:

  1. Happy (belated??) birthday to your MGM, may God astonish him and you and your kids with his awesome blessings this 2013. As wine tastes better with age, so may your union get better with age (by each passing day). and as for taking up permanent residency in a new country, am with you on that. We have had several long extended stay for so long.. it's now time to get our permanent residency fixed, once and for all. There is no better time than 2013! congrats on that.

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  2. Happy 8irthday! May his birthday present bring him peace for as long as they both shall live.

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  3. Happy birthday to you husband.

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  4. Happy birthday to your husband. I am sure he's mightily glad to have you in his life. I wish you both joy, love, peace and everything good you want.

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  5. Great andhappy birthday to your husband. May you continue together in God's love. Amen!

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  6. Thank you all so much my dear people! Bernnie, Eya, Atilola, Funmi & Sykik, I am grateful for your kind words and for those who of you who prayed for my mgm, if you listen closely, you will hear my loud AMEN!!!!!!!

    Life is a a boomerang as always say, all you have just sent my way is coming right back at ya! Mwaah!

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  7. Sis. B, it's great to re-connect on this medium after a while of not being in touch. It was after I saw your comment on my blog that I realized that DNW had metamorphosed into Salt, to the glory of God. You will definitely see more of me here as I will stop by often to draw inspiration and be blessed by the rich treasure trove of wisdom going on here.

    In a society where marriage has been trivialized, it is refreshing to find one which has survived the years and is still waxing strong despite all challenges. Thanks dear sis for cooperating with God to establish his purpose for creating this institution, one day at a time. So, my brother is also a January born!!!(((Dancing/singing))). January people rock you know. *Winks.* On a serious note, may the Lord keep him and uphold his comings and goings. May he grow more and more into God's man and may his purpose in life be clearer to him every day and may he grow in love with you more and more as the years roll by. God bless you my sis. One of the nicest things that have happened to me has been meeting you. You are such a wellspring of God's wisdom. Tell him I said, 'Abasi Udiong eti eti.' I'm sure you get that, lol.

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  8. @Unyime!!!!!!!!! It's so great to see you here. How have you been. Last time I saw you was at the ROTH event. How are my people? I know you all good o jare. Yes o, you brother is a January bobo. Lol! What date are you? Yes, I agree, you people rock but una deh stubborn too. Lol! Or shall I say, set in your ways? Amen and amen my sister to all your prayers. I read the last bit of your comment and just had to kneel in thanks to God. Cos that can only be his doing. You know that all we are is because of the God in us. Bless you my sister! My love to all!







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  9. Happy birthday to your rock after the big Rock! Indeed He is a mighty good man. May He enjoy peace round about, may Deuteronomy 1:11 be his portion. May your love for each other grow and may you and his song continually be...through it all, I have learnt to trust in Jesus

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    1. Amen!!!!!!!!! Thank you Sisdivine. Amen! For me, for you, for all of us that are hiding our hearts and homes in Christ. I love how you always pray for us using scripture cos it makes us go and check it out. One more way to get people into the Word. You are a clever somebody!!!!Lol!

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  10. Yes, I remember the ROTH meetıng.I actually thought we'd catch up there, dıdn't realıse you'd leave early, lol. I've been laughıng @your'stubborn/set ın your ways' comment. It actually made me thınk, lol. I must say, you are rıght to an extent o, *wınkıng.
    God bless you my dear sıs and showcase you to the world as Hıs treasured jewel through the gıfts/talents He has deposıted ın you. Cheers.

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    1. I was on a really tight schedule that day but really wanted to come and get my own 'Word' and I did. My dear there are so many things we say/call ourselves, 'set in our ways, 'that is the just the way I am', I don't take nonsense, etc, etc that if we look closely from the HOly Spirit's perspective.....they are not really of Him. What do you think? I am coming visiting. I like asun. Lol!

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    2. That day was awesome, awesome ın God's presence. I got a confırmatıon about a word that I'd heard before whıch I needed confırmatıon for. God's great and reaches us ın unexpected ways/places.
      You are totally rıght my sıs. That's why I saıd, to an extent because we have our natural human propensıtıes whıch must be yıelded to the Spırıt on a daıly basıs.
      Please do, I'm stıll your neıghbor, hopefully, ıf you haven't moved. Asun happens to be a delıcacy I lıke as well. Just gıve the word and I'll get ıt ready for you, lol.

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    3. Lol! I meant blog visit o Unyime before you go stock up on goat meat! Cos I trust you. I did visit you and read your blog about Judging others. Going back to leave my comment now.

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  11. Happy birthday to your mgm! May he continue to soar propelled by God.You are indeed a wife after God's heart.

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    1. Morin!!!!!!!!Happy New Year!!!!!How are you? Uncle Dele? Good to 'see' you o!!!!! Amen love. Amen. I am so grateful for your prayers. O se ganni!

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  12. WHERE HAVE I BEEN??
    Happy Birthday to our very own Sister Salt's 'MGM'
    This post had me knuckling tears oh.

    By the way...ou se trouve la couleur verte?? Je l'aime plus que ca mais...ok, change..change...be free oh! Gbam.

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