Wednesday, November 01, 2006


So my girl Diamond, has a great post here about being thankful, especially this month so I will try to follow suit and mention something I'm thankful for everytime I post. I was going to talk about something I experienced over the weekend but I'll hold off on that because I received some great news today and it is worth sharing because one, it concerns my family and allows me to spotlight them and two, it really does show that God will never take you through anything that He can't bring you through.

Now, my regular readers know that I posted earlier about the armed robbery that my family experienced the day before my birthday. If you missed it, see it here. Well, yesterday my momma called and said that they had finally moved into a new home and even though there was no light, and the generator hadn't been hooked up yet, what a relief it was to be in a new place. You see, my folks had been wanting to move for a long time but for various reasons, nothing ever came through. But right at the time the robbery happened, this new place, in a safer neighbourhood, close to family friends we've known forever, became available. GOD IS GOOD.

This morning, I got into work and opened up my email. There was a message from my sis. I'm not sure if many of you know that our fellow blogger, MsMinx, is my younger sister. Well, she moved back to Naija last year to complete her youth service and has been working at Channels TV as the business news reporter, with other duties thrown in. She went to school in the States and emerged with a TV/Radio Communication degree, with a minor in Spanish and even though she is my sister, I have to give her props and say she is extremely good at what she does. If any of you read her blog, she definitely often complains about the job but deep down, she really loves what she does and understands that this opportunity will open the door for a lot more. Well y' sis has been promoted o! She is now a main news anchor, and not only did she get a raise, but to add to how important and groundbreaking this is.....SHE IS THE YOUNGEST MAIN NEWS ANCHOR ON NAIJA TV! Now, I don't know if she is the youngest person to ever be named a main news anchor, but she's the youngest on TV right now. My sis is a mover and shaker at age 24!!!!!!! I can't even begin to tell you how proud I am of her. She left the States and went back to Naija after not having lived there for about 12 years. It has been difficult for her for many reasons but not only has she adjusted, she has entrenched herself, and is making waves. GOD IS DOUBLY GOOD.


My Daddy

My Momma

Ms. Minx

My Brother

So you all, all I can say today is that I am THANKFUL. Thankful for family. Thankful for strength and perseverance. Thankful because the God that I believe in, the God that never lets me down, has yet again proven that his love is UNCONDITIONAL. My relationship with God is a daily work in progress, but regardless of that, He loves me without question and continually blesses me. Each time He blesses my family, He blesses me. I wish the same for everyone, that you experience the joy of God's blessings in your lives today and everyday and remember that He will not let you experience anything that you will not have the strength to get through.

Have a blessed rest of the week everyone.

"Be thankful. Cultivate an "attitude of gratitude." Thankfulness is much more dependent on attitude than circumstance. When you feel the lack of what you don't have, thank God for what you do have! At any time, there is more going right in the life of a committed Christian than there is going wrong. It's just that the "wrong" makes a lot more noise than the "right." - Jim Stephens

P.S: Great minds think alike! BGT, a fabulously talented woman and writer who blogs on Xanga, dedicated her post today to my sister. Check it out here. Also, there is a fabulous new organization called RedStart that runs The Future Nigeria, which is a website dedicated to honoring and recognizing young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 31 who are dedicated to making a difference and doing well in Nigeria in spite of the barriers that are in place. For any of you that personally know my sister, please go to this website and nominate her for an award. All the information you need is on the website, it requires a 500 word essay (not a lot!) and the deadline is November 17th. So please NOMINATE!!!! Thank you.


africanprincess said...

beautiful. We really do have to remember to give thanks through it all. There is always something to be thankful for. Congrats to Ms Minx!

low said...

Really happy for u sweetie. Im sure ur mom is estatic about all the good news flowing here and there. Funny i had this sorta blog in mind but mine's leaning towards me missing a few pple in my life..when i get the time ill write. congrats sweetie...
Minx...u go sweetie!!!1

Diamond said...

oh wow Ms.May...I am thanking God for that...and yes...on TV I do believe she is the youngest...kudos to her...I will make sure I try to catch the news on Channels when Im home...then I can scream at the TV..."oh i know her, I know her" (well sorta)...LOL

i know your father. not sure from where. was he in radio? on tv?

God is good. It's interesting how things that clicking into place...

Thank God for everything!

Icy said...

oh my gosh For real I'm getting teary eyed. r u kidding me.. Mimi makes me so proud. She's always been a hard worker, a deidcated comunicator. Aww I'm gonna ball this is such happy news oh! yah and moving too great I'm glad everyone will feel safer..


Ms.Minx said...

@ ALL Y'ALL HEFFAS!!! STOP IT! I'm gonna CRY!! :)

I'm glad I make y'all proud, shooot, I'm just trying to follow in some big ass footsteps!! As long as Y'all (esp my May, my Yetty, and Low) keep strivin', u'll be giving me something to look up to, so thanks, guys!!

And to Diamond & Princess: Thanks to y'all too, drop by my blog anytime with critiques and suggestons, I welcome them ANYTIME (as long as u cushion it with some small toasting, lol!!)

zaiprincesa said...

CONGRATS MS MINXXXXXXXX!!!!....Hmm, Ms. May..u and all these celebs in ur life, na wa oh...first u chillin wif the stars in the south, and now, ur sister is doin it up in naija...can i claim that i know ya'll?? for real, we all shud be thankful and give praise to God everyday..even during times of adversity. You have a blessed week mami!

Bella Naija said...

Tht was really sweet
Much props to your Sis and to your parents from bringing up focused children
Anyways, I am very grateful for everything
I am thankful to God for every single person in my life

Thanks for the reminder Ms May

Biodun said...

Nice, congrats to your sista o, she sure is doing big things! Your family is so adorable, congrats again!

Soul said...

hey ms may (smile)

Is your dad a producer?. I think i've seen his pic before...

and damn, your sis should be mighty proud. what an achievement

Mona said...

hi ms. may check out my nollywood blog n look on the right, there r loads of places to get naija movies online...LOADS! In the uk, klubafrik is a well recommended one....let me know if you want a reliable one for the states, but I'm sure ull find wat u need on my page xxx

Daddy's Girl said...

Wow, I had no idea you and Ms. Minx were sisters - now that is cool. And that Ms. Minx is one of our bright young stars! Beautiful! I am very impressed. This is a great post appreciating the special people in your life. Something we should all do more.

NaijaBloke said...

Ya sis is fine jere ..nice one

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

We have so much to be thankful to God - and I am so glad that the Good work of the Lord in yours and your family's life is being recognised to give Him all the glory and honour. Well done Ms minx.

Koki said...

Awwwwwwwww Congartulations to Minx. Keep up the good work!! You have such a beautiful family and yes We all have a lot to be thankful for

Uju said...

awww Go Mimi, na wa oo, 1 min u were heading to naija next min this, Congrats my dear, keep doing it big! Ms. May keep doing it big yourself in ATL, I'm a lurker but I read all you post, and know you work hard at ALL what u do!!

Belle said...

awwww...awesome post. your parents obviously did a great job raising ya'll..!

Ms. May said...

@ african princess: Thx girl. As u can see, Mimi appreciates the love too. LOL

@ low: You are definitely family boo. We'll wash it in Naija at worry.

@ diamond: God is most definitely good. And please, feel free to say you know her o! She won't mind, LOL. If you're home at Xmas, let's maybe hang out. Minx is a trip! And yes, my dad is in the entertainment (music) industry in Naija. More on him later.

@ icy: Yes, they def feel much safer and it's a much nicer place too. As you can see, Minx appreciates the love...LOL.

@ ms. minx: Look at u getting all the lurve...and being modest too. Stop fronting jare! LOL

@ zaiprincesa: Thanks mama! Claim away, o jare! LOL

@ bellanaija: Thx for giving the parents props too. They definitely deserve it. We are truly blessed.

@ biodun: Thx girl! 'Preciate it.

@ soul: I'm interested to know how you're familiar with my father, but yes, he is a producer. It's his birthday this month so I'm planning a special tribute to him on the day so check back for more details. Thanks for stopping by...your blog is amazing.

@ mona: Thanks for the info. Will check it out.

@ daddy's girl: Yes o! She's my sister...stuck with her for life...LOL. But I love it.

@ naijabloke: Ese sir! You want a hookup? LOL.

@ LOASCM: Our lives are definitely a reflection of His goodness. Thanks!

@ Koki: Thanks! I know Mimi loves you so she'll be happy to read this. Thanks for visiting and I love your work!

@ Uju: Lurker huh? Abeg, no lurk now, LOL. Thank you for the love.

@ Belle: Thanks love. They are fab parents....very laid back, open and supportive. And they expect the best but do it without the pressure.

bibi said...

congrats to Ms seeing young ppl doing their thing...keep up the good work:)

Calabar Gal said...
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LondonBuki said...

I am thanking God for your family too :-) Lovely pics of your family...

Congrats to your sis.

Wale said...

i love it!
i know your dad...of your dad (now that i see the pic).
congrats to your sis.
and we look forward to more posts from you...

obviously, it's what the people want!