Thankful: August 2019

It’s been a while since I shared my thankful posts and a few kind readers mentioned that they enjoyed them. I enjoy them too but it’s easy to fall out of a habit, even one that you enjoy. I have much to thank God for, so let’s get started!

First off, I thank God for preserving my life so that I could see the end of the month. I believe He did this through the gift of Continue reading

Happy 2019 to us!

happy new year from good naija girl jummy and sayo smiling in the snow

2019 is off to a great start for me because Sayo and I rang in the new year together! In fact, Sayo has been here for two months—I know!! My prayer and wish that he would arrive in time for Christmas were answered!

Since Sayo’s arrival, we’ve been adjusting to married life, making a single woman’s house into a home for two, and in the process, learning lots about each other. I’m not as prepared for married life as I thought I was!

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Thankful: January 2018

Oh, January! You felt short and long at the same time.

I hope that on this last day of the first month of the year you still feel motivated and eager to make the most of the year. Now’s the time to review those goals you made and see if they are serving you or if you want to replace them with other goals. And one thing I like to do is make time to give thanks for the month that was.

Here’s my thankful list this month. Continue reading

Thankful: September 2017, October 2017, November 2017, and December 2017

I’m back! Back in Canada and back with you, dear reader. Sayo and I are in a long-distance marriage (hopefully not for too long!) and I’m still getting used to wearing my wedding ring on a daily basis, particularly on days that I don’t leave the house!

2017 has been unforgettable and a testament to what God can do for anyone. My dad always says you don’t have to be a prayer warrior or a perfect human in order for God to answer your prayers and I’m definitely proof of that! I’m so thankful that God’s goodness isn’t dependent on who we are but on who He is.

I’ll be sharing more details about our relationship and wedding in 2018 (by God’s grace) but on this last Thursday of 2017, allow me to catch up on my thankful posts. Continue reading

Thankful: August 2017

Hello, September and an even bigger hello to you! After displaying a tiny bit of consistency on this blog I dropped off, even though I know it’s one of the worst things that a blogger can do. Writing something worth reading when one is feeling bad isn’t easy, which only increases the blogging break. That being said, I thank God for the much-needed holiday of Labour Day. August was full of built-in thankful things and I’d like to share those as well as other things with you.
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Thankful: July 2017

When I thought of the things that I’m thankful for this month, I realized that it’s a shame that I don’t keep a pen-and-paper recording of prayer requests because: wouldn’t it be awesome to go over all you’ve prayed for and see how God has answered your prayers? (If you do this, tell me how worthwhile it is!) I bet the list of things I’m thankful for each month would triple if I started keeping track on a daily basis.

  1. On the list of answered prayers that I’m thankful for, I can’t believe (but I can; human nature) how quickly I forgot that last year my mom had two eye surgeries and I remember how I was feeling and how motivated I was to pray during this time. I thank God that she got through it and she has been doing alright since. I give Him glory for the medical experts that my mom has in her life and the work they do to support her.

    In the same vein, this month I also thought about November 2013, when I drove my mom and sister (who was several months pregnant with my nephew) to the US for some Black Friday shopping. The weather conditions were Continue reading