Sssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh

Don't tell anyone.

I FORGOT ABOUT THANKSGIVING.
My excuse:
I've been out of the US for almost a year.
To be exact, it's been 11 months and 19 days and i guess a couple of seconds.

I'm blaming it on the weather.
In Nigeria, it has gotten hotter and so my mind isn't thinking autumn and leaves, pumpkins and turkeys.
I'm thinking beach, sun, sunscreen and grading papers.

ANYWAYzzzzz.

Here's my thanksgiving list.
  1. My mom: I really believe that God sent an angel to help my human (pastor) father. Because every single week I'm amazed by her graciousness and caring demeanor. Every morning she makes breakfast and/or smoothies and then goes to work before I'm even up. I am soo spoilit.
  2. My kids: Tiny and DD: This year has been crazy hard, 90% of the people I love and consider close friends live in the US but I have these two kids that aren't mine but each day I see them its like joy mixed with happiness and sprinkled with spontaneity. Of course they parents are like an added bonus.
  3. Skype:  What would the world be without Skype? I just saw Sunshine for the first time in like 5 weeks and i can't believe that it has almost been a year since we stood in the same space. I mean i get the whole long distance of 3 months but 1 year. Thank God for SKYPE cuz without Skype, Sunshine and I would, wow, i don't kow how our relationship would be.
  4. My students: especially 300 Level CIS. Oh my word. So i didn't expect to fall in love with teaching. I didn't expect to fall in love with Naija. But now that i'm about to leave I think about all these wonderful young people that made this year one of purpose. When i'm in class lecturing or dealing with registration issues I forget about all my issues and all those things I wish I had. When I look into their eyes and see the seeds of knowledge take root and know that they get the concept, i feel fulfilled. I can't really believe that I'm going to miss them but I am.
  5. My mother's husband: seriously my dad is a basket of emotion and a teddy bear. Wonderful.
  6. Sisters: SLynM, JbJd, OgeOge, LAnn, RB: they kept in touch. I don't have that many friends but these four ladies called mii. Spent money to call mii every single month, texted, bbmed. I am blessed to have these five ladies in my life. They are like my sisterFriends. So I'm taking God for my sisterSisters (who love mii) and my sisterFriends, ALL EIGHT OF THEM
  7. Trinity: I don't understand how this year ended up being such a wonderful year. It amazes mii and confounds mii. I was supposed to be miserable, but I'm not. I was supposed to be depressed but I'm  not. Sooo for some wierd reason that is only known to the Trinity this year has been beautiful. 
    I've found purpose for my life, i can finally say definitively that I know what I'm supposed to be doing till He returns.
    By leaps and bounds, my self worth has grown to the point where I'm now battling with pride. :(
    Most importantly,  I know that beyond a shadow of a doubt that even when it doesn't make sense, and even when it hurts, He will make all things beautiful.
    So i got peace that the world cannot purchase nor appreciate or understand.
    I AM BLESSED.

So that's mii
What are you grateful for.

...

11.11.11

Does a date matter
Who cares that this is the last time on this planet most of us will see this triple date sequence of 11

I don't care if something special happens today but all I know is that it says in the book of Galatians that Jesus came at the fullness of time


Hmmmm
Think about that

FULL MOON

There's a full moon tonight.

Billions of miles away is a moon suspended in space and created by God.
Billions of seconds ago you were formed and created uniquely beautiful in your mothers womb.
Billions of days ago before the foundation of this world, God made a plan for salvation.


Before He created Adam, he had a plan to redeem Adam.
Before He created you, he had a plan to clean up your mess.

So tonight take a peek at the full moon and rest for a moment or two in the fact that He who created the moon, suspended it in space, taught it to reflect the sun's light and govern night and day Has made provision (in advance) for any mess you find yourself in today

God has made provision for my mess.

Wow

Awesome is HE.

GOD IS

God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than I ask or imagine.
He has promised to perfect that which concerns me and so in this I rest.
In the midst of the storm I can hide under the shadow of His Almighty wings.
Because Jehovah Jireh is my Lord provider and will establish, prosper, bless and settle mii.
He will not only do this but He will continue to work in mii until He accomplishes what needs to be done in order to save mii.

And so in conclusion, as I try and get out of bed and venture into this turmoil filled world, I WILL not fear because ALL things must work together for my good.

ALL THINGS