Hello, September and an even bigger hello to you! After displaying a tiny bit of consistency on this blog I dropped off, even though I know it’s one of the worst things that a blogger can do. Writing something worth reading when one is feeling bad isn’t easy, which only increases the blogging break. That being said, I thank God for the much-needed holiday of Labour Day. August was full of built-in thankful things and I’d like to share those as well as other things with you.
- I thank God for a safe day-trip to the USA with my work bestie. We didn’t have to pay duty on our purchases when we arrived back at the border—this is how I measure a successful trip!
- My daddy celebrated his birthday in August and I’m thankful for his life and his perseverance. I can’t wait for him to write his story because it needs to be told.
- I’m proud of my mom for making a decision regarding her job. It wasn’t an easy decision so I commend her decisiveness.
- I’m thankful that my sister also celebrated her birthday in August—her first as a mother of two! She’s such a capable mom and she has a sweetness to her that I love!
- When my family first came to Canada, the second Nigerian family that we met was Ruthie‘s family. Our families became fast friends and we spent a lot of time together. We lived in the same city for five years, until my family moved across the country. Ruthie’s brother came to our city for the first time ever in August and we got to see him for the first time in 27 years! It was nice to see him again and as my dad said, I’m thankful that God has kept each family in good health, with all of us children making our own paths in the world. Even though I’ve kept in regular contact with Ruthie for years now we haven’t seen each other face-to-face in 27 years and counting; we really need to remedy that!
- My parents’ wedding anniversary is also in August so we were busy with celebrations this month! I’m thankful for the relationship that created my family and for the lessons I’ve learned about marriage from their very real marriage.
- I had been procrastinating on doing something for about three months (the bad thing is three months isn’t the longest that I’ve procrastinated on something!). Anyway, I completed the task and I’m thankful that it’s off my list and (mostly) off my mind. Now I’m free to work on other things that I’ve felt guilty working on when I knew I had something more important to do.
What were you thankful for in August?