I have one more day left and my holiday is over. On the train today, whilst on my way to visit an old family friend that I haven't seen in a while. I realized that there's just something about sitting in trains......the mind can't help but wander, and so I find my thoughts drifting away.
My first name means "God's Jewel"- I like to tell people it means "God's Precious Jewel" because that's how I see myself. From my gibberish post you could tell I had a lot on my mind.
I gained 4kg from sitting at home for 3 weeks waiting to collect my darn NYSC certificate! My dad was going through one of the toughest times ever and I watched my mum breakdown slowly as I became her mum, My so-called-job was acting up, my well deserved trip was looking bleek........hence the saying, it never rains, it pours, and in all of my 99 problems a "man" wasn't one this time.....LOL, in fact he was the only light left in my world.
And so I went to blogspot as i usually do, but this time for uplifting.
ShaCrown had just put up a post saying in everything give thanks- right, I thought- How apt?
I took it as a sign and acted on it, as I was doing that, I remembered a sermon by Bishop Noel Jones (He's awesome by the way) and in it he said to us- God says that we should ask for ALL things, not just 1,2 or 3 but all- Naturally, I have a hard time asking for things, so I carry this attitude to God, but not this time, And so I told God today I'm going to be greedy and ask you for everything and wait for them to happen.
It's so obvious when God does His things, He uses you to show off ,and the end product shows it all. He definitely doesn't share His glory.
Not only did I get a promotion, my salary is quite a take home for a fresher in these credit crunching times, My mum called me as I was loosing my mind in clothes and my feet in shoes (On my well deserved holiday btw- *sigh, there's nothing like shop therapy, it's a Must Do)and it was my dad at the other end of the phone!!! He was ok and everything was sorted out.
So here I am at the end of my holiday (2 or more kg lighter, after 2 weeks of sauntering in and out of the shops and not eating rice everyday!!) Overwhelmed by what God did for me. Words can not describe my gratitude, I am so thankful to Him and I promised to share this with you all....as He has shown me that, indeed I am "His Precious Jewel"......... so are you.
And my dear friend sends me a text saying she has just burnt my food!!!!.................Afro!!!! Why now??
I really can't wait to be Home, but I am going to miss the Caramel .......