It’s a new year. To be accurate, we are 10 days into the year 2012, and this post is way overdue. My first post each year is devoted to thanksgiving, for God has been, and indeed still is, very good to me. For non-Yoruba speakers, the title of this post means I have many reasons to be thankful….so in no chronological order, here goes.
2011 was the year in which ….
….my children and I got our first Nigerian passports, and were able to go on a visit to Nigeria for four whole weeks (for me, this was after a period of about 16 years). For this Lord, I am thankful.
….I underwent major surgery successfully, and made a full recovery. It is not everyone that goes into an operating theatre that emerges with the issues corrected, or even emerges alive. For the fact that all went well, I am thankful Lord.
….T was able to get employment in his chosen field, after a four month stretch in which he studied to improve his skill set, looked after me and our children while I recuperated, and proved over and over again why I had made the right decision in marrying him. Father God, through this period you showed your faithfulness constantly, we were low on funds but rich in the things that really matter. You drew us together as a family and T got to spend quality time with us and with you. For this Lord, I am thankful.
.…My children turned 4, 2 and 8 in that order. They are lovely children, a credit to any parent, and they bring us much joy. For this Lord, I am thankful.
….My dad progressed from using a walker. to using crutches, to walking short distances unaided. It was an uphill task, but you strengthened him through it in spite of his advanced years. For this Lord, I am thankful.
….My mum was there whenever I needed her, there was nothing that was too much trouble for her to do when it concerned me or my children. She is an example of what mothering is truly about, going the extra mile, just because. For this Lord, I am thankful.
….For family, for friends, and for you my readers…Lord, I am thankful.
Happy New Year! May we all achieve greater things this year than we did in the previous one, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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