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'all.....my 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.
BLOG FRIENDS, INTRODUCING.........MI FAMILIA
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.