It all started on a Wednesday as several "Happy New Month" messages filled my social space. "Yuppie its your birth month" said some of my close allies. we gonna have a blast. "Did they mean it or was it just for the gram?" these thoughts filled my head, as I smiled and clicked "Like".
Fast forward to few days later, my long awaited miracle confirmation came in, I was the happiest. You know how they always warned us not to shout too soon, I just kept the good news to myself.
Friends, good news has an antidote for moods, the thing can like to sweet person belle ooo. Come and see me dancing, praising and giving God all the praise as I recount how much I had prayed for this day.
Suddenly, the devil tried to steal my joy with doubt and fear of "what if?" what if what? I said to myself. This one won't go no where. I will amplify my faith level to its peak.... (no situation can battle faith in God).
Each day passed by and it was good, then a call came from the GEM WOMAN team, (they want pastor and I on the cover of their Christmas edition). Whoop! whoop! "mama I made it on the cover of an inspiring magazine". That was surreal as I recount the year I subscribed for the magazine that seeks to inspire women to aspire. Wow! now its going to be me, my story, my life inspiring others.... Oh God, this has to be you. I told them I was grateful and that will discuss same with my husband and get back to them, so we hung up with pleasantries there after. Guess what happened next.... (Thanksgiving praise activated again). This is indeed my NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER! and its not even mid month yet.
Hallelujah! its a brand new day as I get up to prepare my boys for school. We gist in between bathing and dress up time and shortly after they left for school, I just had that prompting in my spirit to write a letter to parents of creative children in Nigeria, at least those that can relate with our economy and governance.
Line after lines, I typed the words, I saw myself getting deep into it. Lunch hour passed and I was still engrossed. You know that feeling of not letting go? like you just have to get this done and over with, that was my mood all day. The inspiration kept flowing. Then I started researching, wow! 2000 words gone, 3000, ah 4000 words! this is serious ooo. I was proud of myself.
Took out my phone and did a snap chat about my day in a snap and how I will be putting it all up in a blog post, so I thought o before people started signifying their desire to read it once I'm done. "Could this be an assignment from God to meet a need, solve a unique problem or enlighten His people though the thoughts He's placed in my heart"? I began to take it even more seriously.
Over 5000 words, abeg I don try! as i read through, hahahahaha, see grammar "lol".Humor, Aha! God must be in this with me. Even I, started nodding at the deep insight. Thank You Jesus for inspiration. Then like the devil trying to show his ugly face, my system crashed, every button ceased. Ah! my book, the over 5000 words, how on earth do I start again. Oh no! I need a new laptop o. I sorbed as hubby looked at my worried and unhappy face, he whispered "don't worry, I will buy you a MacBook". Ehn? okay sir, then I smiled. This November sha, you are good to me o.
Gradually, days ran into weeks and the month is almost over. Its the weekend prior to my birthday, what's this feverish feeling? I can't be sick o, "lai lai" I reject it in Jesus name. Friday had better be good, its sunday in a bit and I won't miss church for no Fever. I said my prayers, took some time off to rest and didn't realize something had been cooking "low key" for me.
As I drove with pastor into the parking lot on sunday morning, the bulletin was handed over to us by the protocol team.... wait o! its my face on the cover page of the church's weekly publication and it reads "Happy Birthday Firstlady" oh dear, I felt special. My birthday came early! Omg, this was November 19 so they pulled the surprise off nicely. It felt soooo good. I felt super loved and yes it got me teary.
Check out my baby pink cake with golden trimmings and cream rose ensembles, by Flan cakes confectionaries, Tolazee serenaded with his sax, as he played the tunes to the popular "happy birthday to you" song, I was just giggling anyhow in the face of the whole church.
This was my cinderella moment, as I smiled to shots by Alaranimi studios and shinnex photography respectively. This November sweet ooo. Then my hubby handed me what seems like a light weight gift in a rose pink gift bag. I didn't realize it was what I had always wanted. He prayed for me and with a heart of gratitude I said "Amen, thank you sir".
While it was time to close the service as we all closed our eyes to say the grace, I couldn't even talk....lol, I was just smiling and relishing the surprise in my head. Suddenly, it dawn on me, my gift....ahahah, light weight, four corner, hahahaha WOW! MY MACBOOK of course. I smiled sooooo wide as the church said Amen to the grace in fellowship, and we all sat down to pack our bags.
Service is over. Thank you My King, Our Families, Thank you Royalty Pastorate, Thank you Tolazee, Thank you Royalty Family, Thank you Royal Minstrel and thank you Fabulous and King Zii..... ROYALTY FAMILY.... still the best yet.
As you can guess right, I'm typing on my new MacBook and the book is almost done. Y'all should watch out for it, as I intend to release it soon by God's grace.
You want to know how my birthday went, check that out on my facebook and Instagram page respectively. The social space went wild with wishes, prayers, testimonials and sweet words. Brands sent in gifts and church had another surprise for me. I was in tears this time as the love was overwhelming in a good way.
When I say "May the coming year be good to you" you better yell out a resounding AMENNNNNN!