Happy Mid Year !
*err permit me to join my country men, who add happy to uncommon days/events. Happy Sunday, Happy Monday, Happy Pubic Holiday, Happy New everything* Initially this used to irk me, especially Happy Sunday.. But I got used to it and joined the wagon a few times.
So , again , Happy Mid year!
Its six months signed off from the year so far and the remaining already running off.
June was a month of mixed emotions for me. I got very sad and very happy. I like happy endings so will talk about the sad moments first.
You know one of those tragic stories one hears on the radio or reads in the newspapers (The Sun especially), yeah, one of that kind happened to a family member.
My aunt went to market and where she sat in the market got killed by a stray bullet from a police officer’s gun. It was the typical story of a police man hassling a driver for money and trying to shoot the guy’s tyre and the bullet hitting another target. Coincidentally she was also a police officer , who was to be promoted this month to an ASP. This was a big loss to me and my immediate family. I lived with them the first month I got my job and hadn’t moved to my own place. The day it happened I couldn’t sleep , kept hearing her voice in my head. Its been a big blow but I’m very very grateful to God how he has upheld us through this. Really strength comes from God. She was such a rock and this news felt like it would break the family but God has been there through it all. There has been so many police visits and meetings and autopsy and all that but God has really strengthened her children and husband.
A day after this incident something happened in my church. After service a guy received a call (got to know later that it was some bad news, he had lost someone) and slumped. From where I was sitting having a meeting I saw it happen and we felt maybe its hypoglycaemia. People around him rallied , took him into the office, took off his suit and all that. Few minutes later , one of them beckoned and I went to see what was really up. He was unconscious on the chair and supported by two guys. I checked his pulse and there was nothing. There was no respiratory effort, chest was quiet, no pulse. Some leaders tried to pass communion but couldn’t. He was just gone. Our pastor in charge was inform and he came, he prayed, rebuked the spirit of death , and the guy jerked, took a deep breath and started breathing again. I had heard so many near death and death stories/testimonies but never really known anyone personally. It all looked like a scene from a movie. I really bless God for restoring his life.
At the beginning of the year I had somethings written down that I wanted to do or start this year and I realized I ticked a number of them this month. I started driving lessons (finished it now ,and the crippling fear I had is nowhere to be found), finished the online course I had started (this made me happy cos at some point I got so tired of it all), and I got the release I had been believing God for from my board to start my residency program. I was so excited and so nervous at the same time. I think more nervous Lol. You know the feeling of “wow this is here, can I do this?”
It’s good to have that one or two persons that can tell you, babe relax you’ve got this. I’m so so grateful to God for my love,Aj. I can worry about my ability to do something for Africa..but he would always say babe you can do this….you should do it….you would make it. There is that confidence that come from those words. A statement he made just got stamped in my head – ” Please don’t let fear of the unknown keep you from being a better person”. That statement rang plenty bells in my head and helped me push aside some worries.
Aside work and church and a few random outings I’m a typical home body. And I usually turn down some requests to do some stuff I won’t normally do. A sister and friend in church who is an OAP on Rhythm and has a night show for ladies had been inviting me to come on the show for some months. I had been turning her down. She made the request again recently and I made the ‘mistake’ of mentioning it to Aj and long story cut short I found myself in the studio. And guess what? It was fun! It was my first time being in a radio station and studio. It was an interesting experience. I tried recording it to listen to how I sounded (Lol) but forgot to save it so I lost the recording. A friend and a colleague who listened in said I sounded cool. Haha.. I think I like OAPs work. And yeah I would go with ease next time I get invited.
June was a mixed emotions month. In all I’m so fateful to God. The last week of the month got me in thanksgiving mode. I haven’t gotten all I thought I would or done all I want but like Papa Abraham I give God the glory, still believing Him for better things to come.
How was the month for you? How has the first six months been? If for any reason you feel the year is half gone and you haven’t gotten all you want I’ll leave you with this scripture :
Rom 4: 18-21
18.Even when there was no reason to hope, Abraham kept hoping- believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him that’s how many descendants you will have.
19. And Abraham’s faith did not weaken, even though, at about 100 years of age , he figured his body was as good as dead and so was Sarah’s womb.
20. Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact his faith grew stronger and in this he brought glory to God.
21.He was fully convinced that God is going to do whatever he promises.
He is (still) able!
Have a lovely month of Perfection.
And welcome to the countdown to the best month in the year… 🙂
Bubbles of love
PS: I just realized I like reading long posts but don’t like writing them.
PPS : I had some pics (like my learner driver selfie moments) to attach to this post oh..but laziness got the best of me. Emabinu.