The first month of 2014 is drawing to an end you know what? I’m glad I’m still here! We are not guaranteed another breath so when we get to breathe and continue living, we have to appreciate it. I thank God!
- I’m glad that an event for the Nigerian Blog Awards that had been in the works for months finally took place earlier this month. What a relief! Even though there are still elements to sort out, the hard part is behind me.
- I had my annual doctor’s appointment last week and I thank God that things are okay. There’s room for improvement but I have a clean bill of health. The doctor is wonderful (I’d break my own rules and propose to him if he wasn’t already married with three children). He’s kind, warm, and he really listens (excellent bedside manner, and the only beside manner I’ll be getting from him, hehe!). I’ve only been seeing (hehe) him for a year, while my parents have been his patients for much longer. During our first meeting he told me how great my parents are and how he knows my siblings and I were raised well. Anyone who loves my parents is a smart person!
- Heated cars, homes, and buildings are things that I’m so thankful for this time of the year. At work we have ice on the inside of our windows but the heat of the building melts the ice so then we have puddles of water (lol). I can deal with puddles but I can’t deal with freezing to death!
- I’m really thankful for hope. I won’t lie, the two middle weeks of January weren’t great for my heart: I felt weepy, discouraged, I wrote this post, and I allowed myself to get overwhelmed with the waiting process. But hope is a wonderful gift, because for me it brought perspective: thinking over the many blessings in my life, reminding myself of the blessings that’ll come from the waiting period, and listening to some Joyce Meyer positively impacted my attitude.
- Speaking of Joyce Meyer, thank God for her! A few of my Facebook friend share her quotes and I find myself liking each one. Now I’ve discovered her podcasts in a big way and they are life-changing! But I have a problem: I listen to them, I’m all pumped then 30 minutes later I’m behaving in my sinful ways once again! I wish there was a audio version of the intravenous drip—that’s what I need. I really enjoyed her Power of Contentment series (check out the video of part one and part two)—some days I’ve listened to it twice!
Did anyone catch The Bachelor wedding of Sean and Catherine this past Sunday? I used to watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette devotedly; I didn’t watch this particular couple’s show but I was glad I caught the wedding (better than the Grammys, I say!). The couple seems so in love: the groom is a born again Christian, she got baptized in his church, and they decided not to consummate their relationship until after marriage—something that isn’t easy to do nowadays. The couple was adorable—you could tell they were both so excited to be getting married and I ate up that giddiness. He teared up watching her walk toward him (too sweet—gets me every time!), then totally did more than just tear up after the wedding ceremony, as if the enormity of being husband and wife, finally, hit him. And they were clearly also looking forward to their wedding night, which I thought was cute and real. I know, I’m totally gushing. I’ll always be the girl who gushes over such things and you know what? I’m ok with that!
What were you (or are you) thankful for in this first month of 2014?