So the day has finally arrived...my birthday.... I am so grateful to God for letting me see another year. I typically dont do anything on my birthday...I just chill at home cuz I know throughout the course of the day people will be calling me. I also use that time to reflect on where I was last year....how I've changed since my last birthday....I go through mental self-analysis
Yesterday I went through all of my photo albums..I was looking for my baby picture....went thru pictures of me as a kid....up until now...and really I just have to say Thank you to God. There are times when I didnt think I would make it. Times when I thought it was me against the World...but through it all I've survived. If it wasnt for God on my side....I dont know where I would be
I remember when I was 4 years old. I see myself right there in the den...underneath this cane table that I somehow imagined was an elevator...a boat...a tent...and my dad looked at me and asked "Do you know how old you are today?" and I excitedly exclaimed I was FOUR
When I was 7, I was late to school. My mom had gotten packages ready for me to celebrate my birthday in school. All the late-comers were let go that day because of me. It was great. Everyone was sooooo nice to me that day. Everyone wanted to be my friend.
At 9, i had a small get together at home. Nothing serious. My mom always found someway to mark my birthday and make it special. The neighborhood kids came around and we all had cake. It was a small round cake...I can remember what I was wearing...where I was standing...My back was against the windows...It was nice
10 was a biggie for me. I had a big party. Everyone came together. It was a community event. This aunt wanted to do one thing...another uncle wanted to do another thing...everyone wanted to pitch in. It was lovely. I was the Star...and rightly so. All my friends came around. I remember my friends Amaka, nonny and I were going thru this "rapture" phase...and they asked me if at my party, they would play only christian music? I felt uncomfortable then because you know I didnt want to go to Hell...but just one round of musical chairs got me through that. I had fun..so many outfits....so many pictures. My hair was up in curls. I wore this peach colored skirt and blouse...it was lacy... I also had this red and blue outfit...gosh that skirt was soooooooo short...kept riding up everytime I sat down. One of my aunts had given me this beaded jewelry set...gosh it was exquisite. Some idiot broke into my house in LA and stole it. I had kept it for years and years and some fool stole it....
at 13, I got summoned to the Counsellor's office in school. I was a new student. I was wondering why I was getting summoned from class. Lo and Behold...my dad came to school to surprise me with cake and drinks for my friends
I think back to my school days....my innocence...gosh I've come a long way. Back then I couldnt wait to grow up. I couldnt wait for the day I would start to read the newspapers or watch the news...these were adult things. And now Im an adult, sometimes I crave the simplicity of my childhood ..where my greatest dilemma was how I would conquer Bowser in Mario Bros.
I approached this birthday cautiously...I felt almost like I didnt want to get older...as in age wise...but as the day drew nearer...I got excited. I remember years ago, I thought people at my present age were OLD...but now Im here...and Im YOUNG. I went for my annual shopping trip. I always treat myself on my birthday. I dont even want to balance my account just yet. Im just excited that Im here...today...now. My sister said at my age, I'll experience a sudden change with certain things...and Ive got to say she's right. She said this is the age where you start to take control. I seem to be more focused....going after things that I want now with much more intensity than before
Im just happy today. It's almost 1am...I've received a couple of calls....and S was over w/his girlfriend...they just left...Im starting my day listening to Praise & Worship songs..I started with Born to Win...which is sorta like my theme song. You guys enjoy your day today..why? Cuz it's MY birthday and Everyone needs to be happy and enjoy today..it's the perfect 10... Did you know... in the bible 10 represents perfection in divine order
songs im listening to (click to download): Order my steps ### Born to win ### I can make it, I can stand
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BUKI'S BROTHER...NAIJA BLOKE'S COUSIN AND ALL THE WONDERFUL LIBRANS THAT ARE CELEBRATING THIS DAY AND THIS MONTH WITH ME. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND BE WITH YOU IN ALL THAT YOU DO. AMEN.