I’ve decided to start posting Thankful Thursdays on the last Thursday of the month…let’s see how long this lasts!
…for protection during my solo trip to Paris and London.
…that my sister is adjusting well to life in Nigeria. She’s adjusted to the intermittent electricity and the occasional cockroach in a way that I doubt I could. Speaking of cockroaches, it annoys me so much that even a clean home can’t prevent those critters from finding their way in (or can it?). I hate bugs…I miss my sister because she used to kill bugs for me. :)
…for the milestone that my youngest brother, Babatunde celebrated: on May 25 he turned 25. When your age and your day of the month you were born on are the same, they call that your champagne birthday here. It’s pretty incredible to think my parents’ youngest child is 25, that we’ve been a family of six for twenty five years–that is a long time! I pray that we’ll be blessed with health and closeness forever and ever (Amen).
…for the body’s healing process. I developed an allergic reaction to a face lotion I hadn’t used before (I think) and the result has been dry, burning, and itchy skin for weeks. Now everything I use, even creams and cleansers I’ve used for years, cause my face to burn. I went to a doctor and she prescribed a hydrocortisone cream, and I’m using water and nothing else to clean my face. My face still feels dry and a bit scaly but so much better than two weeks ago. I’m hoping and praying that the skin of my face will renew itself soon.
…for my generous cousin, Ruthie, who hooked me up with some good stuff (haha, it sounds like I’m talking about drugs but I promise I’m not!). She’s too good to me.
…for my loving mother. She’s too much most of the time (they say you can’t spell “smother” without “mother” after all!) but her heart is always in the right place. Her devotion to her family is unbelievable–I plan to keep my future husband away from her so he doesn’t develop unrealistic expectations of me from seeing how she is!
…for my job. I had my performance evaluation this month and it looks like they’re still happy with my performance. Phew! ;)
…for my sight. I have a really strong eyeglass prescription (seriously I’d bet it’s stronger than that of anyone you’ve ever met) but I can see. I don’t joke with regular eye appointments because I cherish the gift of being able to experience the world around me through the sense of sight, and I’ll never take for granted the things I can do because I can see, things such as drive myself around and of course, blog!
What are YOU thankful for?