Our little bundle of joy arrived 24th March 2011 weighing 7lb.01. We are grateful to God for this addition to our family. Our words are nothing compared to the joy we feel.
There are no words Lord, to say thank you. You are truly the covenant keeping God. You keep your words above your name; you are not a God that changes His mind. Your mercy and love overwhelms me. How can we ever thank you for all you have done.
Lately my daughter has started asking about her grandparents. Each time, she has taken me by surprise and I haven’t figured what to tell her yet.
I try my very best to always tell her the truth, I realized that we need to established a relationship based on honesty even at such tender age of 4yrs. Children may be young but they are not stupid.
So why am I hesitant regarding my reply to her? We only have one living grandmother and she does not reside in America but most importantly hasn’t played an active role in our children’s lives.
Up till now it’s been ok and we do get by, our lives are busy with various other grannies from our church that genuinely love them. There is a part a grandparent plays in the lives of their children and I must admit that it is lacking in our children lives.
Mentorship: Whose voice will you listen to? Part 2
In my journey thru life, I have had many mentors. Others I have mentioned before and here are just a few more to show you how easy it is to seek out the right mentors for whatever stage you are in and how if this is applied, it will help you to achieve your life dream.
My heart desire is to be able to earn income from home while raising our young family. After working in the City of London for 16 years, which I enjoyed. I came to a conclusion that except you are pursuing your passion or doing something you truly love. You will always be searching for something else. “Your goals choose your mentors”.
The world is full of mentors, just look around you.
I didn’t always have the wisdom to recognize them nor had the humility to learn from them. Everyone has a measure of pride, stubbornness or arrogance. I had my fair share of them too.
Whose voice inspires you? Whose voice are you listening to? Whose voice is going to make the difference in your life in 2011? It is up to you.
Mentors are very vital to achieving our life’s dream. You will never reach your dream without a mentor in your life. Without them we won’t get to enjoy the journey talk less of getting there.
A mentor is someone that has walked the path you are about to embark on and they can hold you accountable to achieving what you set out to.
Relationship deal breakers list are simply a list of things you wont put up with. It’s that simple; know the things you are willing to compromise on and those that are “non-negotiable.
Deal breakers are major difference in values and beliefs, red flags. They are boundary that people ought to set for themselves because they know that falling in love can make them do crazy things.
The whole essence of dating is getting to know each other intimately. Use this time to find out more about them, their religious beliefs, family background, past relationship, core and moral beliefs etc
While I understand that making a list is not for everyone, I am a detail-oriented person. Everyone must find what works for them and still commit it into God’s hands.
It’s also important to point out that you must be realistic and honest with thyself. You expectations must be realistic and not a fantasy. Your expectations must align with the future you envisioned in your mind and can see thru the eye of faith.
A few good men fell by this list, they were not bad guys but they were not the one for me. Having my list and others experienced married women in my life helped me to stay focused. For by wise counsel you shall make your war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety Pro 24:6
I recently came across a program on VHI called “What Chilli Wants”. What Chilli Wants is an American reality series on VH1 starring Chilli, one-third of the Grammy Award-winning R&B trio TLC. The show chronicles Chilli’s quest to find love with the help of Tionna T. Smalls, an author and relationship coach.
She is also a single mom and in her 30’s. I have watched some episodes and I find it quite interesting and entertaining. Everyone seems to be giving Chilli a hard time for having a list.
I am not big on Valentine’s Day but I like having my husband around all the time.
While like many others, I am missing my husband. I can’t help but spare a thought for others that are struggling around this time.
My thoughts are with all our military families who are separated from their husbands and wives defending our country. May God’s protection be with you and I pray for your safe return home.
Bukville is ONE-year-old, wow! How time flies when you are having fun and pursuing your passion.
It seems like just yesterday when I was struggling to make sense of what blogging is all about? Deciding between Wordpress and Blogger, and how to set up a Wordpress blog.
I came across a blog days ago and it just refreshes my soul and also reminded me of a promise I made to myself in 2007 to give myself the permission to SHINE.
We all need a little reminder from time to time, and since reading the blog, I have been reflecting all over again about that promise.
As a child, my mum told me that I was never shy at all. I am the last child that had to be dragged away from the school play kicking and screaming. I was the little girl that hugs the limelight at another’s child birthday party, which you would almost mistake for the celebrant.
Life happens and after one knock and several more, you start to shy away from your real self. Words spoken by others in anger can also crush us to the core. We refuse to take a leading role in our own lives and start playing the supportive role instead.
London was more than a place of residence, it was my home. London represented my journey to being a woman. I had my first job and paycheck in London, I became a responsible daughter sending money to my mother in Nigeria. I gained my freedom in London, I rented my first room, then my first apartment and later I bought my very first home.
We have been friends long enough.
Today, I have made a decision that we can no longer be friends
Your friendship has become a pain I can no longer bear
Your company is suffocating to me
You have held me back long enough and today it ends
Though you pretend to be a friend
You were also my oppressor and my prison
One of the weapons that the enemy uses against most of us is our past. He knows that you are likely to loose focus, become weak, depressed and distracted when your past is brought up. So he keeps bringing it up; just when you think you have dealt with it and overcome. It comes up again and again; remember he is an accuser of the brethren.
Have you found that he uses people in your life to bring up your past? Well meaning Christians, friends or family who know your intimate past will throw it at you with the intent to hurt you when you have a fall out!
It’s my birthday today and I feel younger than ever. I woke up to text messages from my brother Diran and Shade, how nice and thoughtful.
I have everything I ever wanted; God in our lives, Adey, the children, being pregnant and absolute joy and peace in my life. Money can’t buy any of those things.
I was serenade with a special rendition of “happy birthday mom’’. Hahah how sweet, well done guys! I got presents too; a Balenciaga perfume and a house slipper. I can’t decide which one I love the most. I didn’t own a house slipper I usually wear Adey’s. My perfumes smells lovely, thank you babe.
This post is to my younger self, a conversation I wished someone had with me before I ever got married the first time. Are you ready for marriage? A little…
Welcome to 2011, I am excited and can’t wait to dive into all of God’s goodness for this year. It is the dawn of a New Year, so many decisions and choices ahead.
There is so much to accomplish and overcome this year. I don’t know about you, as for us we are going to be busy!
Juggling 2 toddlers and another arrival on the way, it’s almost here now. We are in the last trimester and we are so excited to smell the new life that Almighty God is entrusting unto us.
I am ready to run the race that is set before me and I am going to finish strong. I am not ignorant of the devices of the enemy and I hope you are not too.
This year has been a great year for us and to top it all, I am so grateful for the opportunity to have connected with you all.
As I was looking back on the vision set for 2010, I remember starting Bukville. I was scared and not too sure of myself but I have some really great people that truly believed in me.
Kim Dixx was my Life Coach. She is a great coach too and really played a vital role in the birth of Bukville. Thank you Ms Kim for having faith in me and for your wonder advice and encouragement.
Until I met Kim Dixx I didn’t really have an appreciation of what Life Coaching is all about. Ms Kim is awesome and simply the best.
So imagine my surprise on our first date when I was informed that there will be a friend coming along? A friend coming along with us on our first date I thought, what for?
Alright to those of you in the Christian-Dom, you might not find this strange. But I was coming from the world so bear with me. We do things differently and this was all too new to me.
These are helpful tips to help you get through those tough times while you wait on God for your precious babies.
Whether you chose to go thru the IVF, Natural or Adoption route you still need God’s guidance and agreement with your husband.
Children are a blessing and they will bring you a lot of joy and sleepless nights, lol.
Wives let us not forget that our husbands are hurting too, they don’t show it but they feel our pain and are struggling because they can’t fix this. They are the silent warriors that are often pushed to the side. Don’t forget to minister to him too. If you don’t, someone else might help ya!
Savings – Use this time wisely to have a healthy bank account, you sure will need it. Having a first child can turn you into a fashionista. You have waited this long for a child, who cares about the cost? You will have to keep your head cool and not spend it all at once.
Learn a new hobby or craft – I took up bead making and sewing, I was absolutely crappy at them both, lol. I still have my sewing machine to remind me today!