The long awaited day is finally here. Unfortunately abi na fortunately I didn't receive the traditional 12 midnight vigil call. But... at 4:30am the ringing of my phone jarred me awake. Alas, my first well wisher of the day, Ochomma, my dearest room mate back when I was in my second year in the university. Her sonorous voice put a smile on my sleepy face. Of course after the call I switched off my phone...beauty sleep called and I had to run the antenatal clinic today.
Who wants to hear your well wishers kept you awake hence your underperformance at work?
After my prayers, I switched on my phones. The ringing began...messages started dropping... Social media alerts came on...I felt and still feel blessed and loved.
As much as I feel the pull to pop the bottles, I sit back to allow the memories of the journey so far wash over me... I count my blessings, recall my mischiefs, my not-so-nice experiences... hmmm...the disappointments that made my heart constrict and wonder where the strength to continue would come from. But...I have learnt that in life, each step one takes makes it easier to throw the next leg... God has indeed being faithful in all.
Twenty five years filled with his goodness, mercies, grace, favour and resounding love...
My heart sings:
"Who am I that the Lord of all the earth will care to know my name, will care to feel my hurt?
Who am I that the eyes that see my sin will look on me with love and watch me rise again?
Not because of what I've done but because of who you are
I am a flower quickly fading, here today and gone tomorrow, a wave tossed in the ocean, vapour in the wind...still he hears me when I'm calling..." My heart swells with love for him.
As I remember my family and friends...my heart glows.
In the past year I have built a number of meaningful friendships, met a lot of unique people (Dabs, hameed...i can't name you all...generational heavyweights), let loose a number of cannonball relationships and yes... Grown.
I can't help but remember the birthing of my health blog - healthglamm.com... The disappointment that gave rise to the idea, the tide of encouragement and the push I got from my siblings, friends... Nnaemeka, Obiora and Collins among others.
It's birth also brought to life a part of me that was buried within.
As I add a year today, I bless myself and call down the blessings of the most high upon my being. I ask the lord to order my steps and favour me so I may a source of favour and blessings unto others. I ask for continued and fervent love for the LORD who is MY FATHER, LORD, LOVER, FRIEND AND KING ( As I blow a kiss to him).
I also resound my love for my family, friends, readers et al.... I love you all.