(*popping champagne* I am posting this now as I know I shall not be logging on till much later tomorrow)
It's my birthday today, the 26th of May! To God be all the glory!
|I miss you both so much. But look!|
The baby in your arms in about to turn 46!
There is a God o!
You know, I woke up on the morning of the 23rd of May counting my blessings. It was a conscious decision to block the lies of the devil. The ones that make me think of all that I don't have. Chief of which was my Papa, my Prof. I will not lie, I knew this birthday was going to be tough for me. My first birthday ever when I would not hear my Papa's voice at midnight or at least get his text message. It has been hard and if I compound that with this crazy insomnia I am dealing with, you know I am wise to occupy my mind by thanking God in ways I had never done before. My goal was to think of 46 reasons to thank God and I am still on it but let me share some of the ones I have already.
I thank my PapaGod.......
|I love this photo of me...|
.it is just so adorable if I may say so myself....*smiling*
For the day I got baptized by immersion at the Foursquare Gospel Church, Ago Palace Way, Okota where I attended with my Uncle Abiye and his family. For Pastor Adesanya and his wife for sowing those first seeds of spiritual thirst in me.....for real.
For not allowing me die of cold in 1972 when my parents moved from Kano State, Nigeria to Tallahassee, Florida State, USA. As they told me, I almost died. My Naija body could not understand the cold. Lol!
For all the times (and there have been many) that I have had dental work done and not caught some horrible infection (Yes, I have seen it happen o!). PapaGod, thank you cause you know I hate going to the dentist but you have always seen me through.
For not making me an only child..I love my sister and brother and my sisters and brother.
|I have known my mgm for 29 of my 46 years. |
Yes, he's a 'Keeper'. Abi?
For helping me train myself to be able to say 'R' properly; My 'rice' used to be 'wice' and I had a lisp! I could not pronounce 's'. Can you imagine how my life would have been in secondary school where you called the older girls 'Senior'? Lol! And then I had to go and get myself a school mom called 'Lucy'. Lol! By the time, I was 12, I had coached my tongue and today I can say R and I don't have a lisp! Lord, thank you!
For saving me from my own stupidity, naivete and downright foolishness!
For making Kingsley talk my mgm into making that silly bet way back then in Uni! If you have read the NEPA series, you grab what I mean. Suffice to say, my husband started dating me on a dare! It took him a long time to win and by then, he was hooked! Ha! Lol!
Thank you for keeping me safe on all those okada rides I had to take go on while I lived and went to school in Calabar and Uyo! And you know then, we used to sit 'side style'. Lol! I actually got so good at it that I used to read magazines! Oh my! What a wonderful God I have.
|Now.....Ah, Lord God! It's only You!|
For my resilience. Oh, Lord, I know I am resilient. Thanks to you. Thank you so much my Lord, Redeemer and God. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
I may not be able to sleep but thinking back over my life and coming up with these reasons to thank God have taken the edge off the insomnia to be honest. And there is no way you can thank God and still pay attention to the enemy. Gratitude to God mutes the liar's voice.
I have lived some time, good, bad and sometimes ugly but the wonderful thing about my life is that I know I have grown. I know I am still growing....But best of all, I know that the BEST is yet to come. I can smell it....God is up to something......In the meantime, all I shall say is:
Good-bye 45. Hello 46.......To God alone be all the glory.
P. S. I guess now the devil would wish he just let me sleep......now all I want to do is think of new ways to thank God for my life.....Lol!!!!!
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