Today is my birthday. July 4th. Yeah it is. A wonderful day indeed. Did you notice that the sun is shining brighter today? Did you notice that the leaves are greener, skies are bluer and the weather, clearer? If its raining around you, consider it as showers of blessings. Yeah, they are celebrating me. And that is why this article today is all about gratitude. To God. To my family. To my friends. To me. To you.
Thank you Lord, for being my everything. Even before I started a closer walk with you, You were already leading me. All that I am today, which is no mean feat can be attributed to you and you alone. Thank for being my rock and fortress when I am weak. Thank you for being my comforter during those trying times when I even doubted you. Thank you for your understanding when I rebelled against you. Thank you for guidance even through my ‘know it all’ periods. Thank you for the hope you created when all I could see was hopelessness. Thank you for everything that you are to me; You are the reason for it all.
Thank you to my family for surrounding me with love and a sense of family. Thank you for putting up with my nonsense, knowing that I would grow up some day. Thank you for allowing me express myself, albeit outlandishly in my growing up years; it has made me the confident woman I am today. Thank you for the unbreakable bond that we share; it has made me the secure woman I am today. Thank you for instilling in me the values and principles that I live my life by; even those older than me respect me for that. Thank you for being there for me, no matter what. You are the wind beneath my wings.
Thank you my friends for you have been wonderful. This is the tricky part. If I mention names, It’d take more articles than I could ever write. Suffice to say that I’ve being blessed with the best friends ever. In my short time on earth, I’ve come across people who have become family to me and who I hold in the highest esteem. Thank you all for putting up with my nonsense now and again, for celebrating the joyous moments in my life with me, for holding my hands and crying with me through the sad moments, thank you for jumping even higher than me when I get something right. Thank you for the well meaning advice you give and the outrageous ideas that come out of your heads. Thank you for your loyalty and for your friendship. You are the best.
Thank you to you reading this article. Starting a blog has been one of the most exhilarating experiences ever. Your messages and comments make me better and better. Thank you for sticking with me even as I continuously fumble to get it right. All this technology thing no easy o. I’m glad I have a medium to thank you and I do so graciously.
Me? What do I say to myself? After all the goofs, mistakes, fumbles and wahala, I can still raise my head up high and say proudly, “this is Eseosa”. I am proud of the woman I’ve become. I am proud of how far I’ve come. I’m proud of how it has all turned out. At 27, the world is mine to conquer. At 27, I’ve got more than I had hoped for. I’ve lived and done things that I never imagined. I can’t wait for the exciting more in store for me. As I begin the journey on the rest of my life, I’m expectant of a lot of things but now at least I know I can do it all with my head raised high. What more can one bini girl ask for?