The Father is always standing there…

On the 7th of April, we welcomed our Baby Zara to the (real not womb) world. Indeed it was a day of remembering God’s awesomeness – how a human being can come out of another human being is just mind blowing. That birth story is for another day.

Anyways, at some point, we started noticing that she wouldn’t fall asleep except someone was carrying her. In the words of the Yoruba people, “owo ti fe mo lara”. That was not acceptable and it needed to be fixed. Continue reading

Family rituals

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A few days ago, I was thinking back on my childhood days and how some things just became rituals. And it seems most families have some kind of ‘ritual’ in them also. Let’s see some of them:

  • Food timetable: It’s usually not a timetable pasted up on the wall but you just know what is for lunch/dinner on some particular days. Like Friday and Sunday night was Beans and dodo. Sunday afternoon was rice- mostly jollof rice. If there’s a special occasion, fried rice (nobody has time to be dicing ingredients every Sunday).
  • Chores: Lol. My sisters did most of them. I only used to fill the bottles of water and put in the fridge.
  • Eat-out: This is the best. The time you say “I’m hungry” has to be right- It has to be just after Continue reading

Celebrating mothers

For no particular reason, today we celebrate our mothers on this blog. Let’s make it scenario based like give an experience of how your mother has been there for you. I’d go first:

Surely I can’t remember what is felt like to carry me for 9 months so I won’t talk about the things I can’t remember; I’d rather talk about those things that I do know for sure.

I remember studying hard for this exam (CCIE). It seemed impossible at first but we decided to give it a short all the same. I can’t even estimate the input and support my mother had: from the rack rentals, to fueling the generator, to paying for lab fee. 1 year of active studying, I wrote the exam…I failed that attempt. Continue reading

The D-Day is here

It’s funny that I still have time to write a post in the midst of the “chaos” this morning. The day they’ve all been waiting for is finally here- it’s my graduation ceremony. It wasn’t a big deal to me- this isn’t my first graduation. I took it so lightly; I didn’t even buy anything new. Thank God for one of the women in my life. But now, it’s a big deal. My whole family is around!

So, I’d bring you pictures soon. And yes, I’m at work today, paying for my excuse of yesterday. Lol. I’m sure if I had told my boss that I can’t come in today, he would have understood that it’s my grad, but guilt is a bad thing.

Cheers to all the great years ahead.

Food for thought:

Why do we take things that seem “normal” for granted? The fact that we wake up every morning seems normal but not everyone does.

Life nugget:

Be thankful for everything.