Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Humourous? Letter of Thanks

Dear God,

I'm not going to ask how you are today because i know you're always fine. You're probably even laughing right now, the bible says you laugh in heaven. How're the angels? I know you always dispatch them to me. Maybe i should still ask though, i hope you're fine up there...if so doxology (lol)

Well I'm fine down here. You keep giving me a lot of blessings, a lot of which I don't even deserve. The purpose of my writing this letter to you is to tell you how grateful I am to you and to let you know the reasons that I'm grateful. Who knows? I might even get more blessings! (yes i'm greedy like that lord)

I'm very hardheaded, i know dear Lord but you take me as I am, you let me throw my tantrum, sometimes permit me to go my own way and then you wait for me to come back to you. Thank you for always giving this stubborn, hard headed child of yours a second chance and never giving up on me.

I was wondering God about my husband and my marriage and I'd like to know why you blessed me so much. I guess I can say it's grace. We have no problems here, and I'm grateful for that. Infact Lord, the hubby has been very wonderful to me (i know it's thanksgiving but can i just make a lil request that you let it continue this way...i know, i know i'm oliver twist! oh and can i also ask that i continue to be a good wife also? and one more thing Lord...ok, i know you know it already!..).

You know Lord, i was wondering about what makes my life so blessed and my friends are a great reason. You've given me very few great ones and i love it that way. I really am not sure i could cope with a lot of them. You know how i like to be all lovey dovey and connected with my friends. Well they're simply amazing and wonderful and i wanted to just say i love them and i'm glad you gave them to me.

Oh we've been enjoyin good health too and i just wanted to say i love how that has been. No one in my family is sick. Mr and i are in good health. All my friends are well and i don't take this for granted. You know how those ulcers were really bothering me, i'm glad that they're mostly gone. They're not as frequent as they used to be and i thank you because soon they won't even come back anymore...i'm sure you know how much of a pain they can be. The little buggers! (Do you even like that word i just used?)

I'm grateful how you keep bringing the right people my way, the ones who can help me, the ones i can help..the ones we can share stuff with each other..My sister, i'm thankful how you made her journey safe and despite her running around everywhere like a headless chicken, you continue to keep her.

I know i've been whining a lot lately and i know you just wonder why i do it. I know i shouldn't. And I just want to say I'm thankful i have people who look up to me and i can be a blessing to materially or otherwise. You have given me much and much is required of me..

You know sometimes Lord, i wonder why i go through some things and why i just won't let me scale the hurdle like a lot of people would so easily but i know you have given me strength and i'm thankful for that strength. I'm a strong woman, and i thank you for it. I'm thankful for those i've been comparing myself to also (and as an aside, i'm sorry), for all that you're doing in their lives.

You know i could write on and on and there'll be so much to say but i need to go and do that script i've been procrastinating (did i even spell that word right?) . But you know how grateful i am right? I really am grateful

Oh i should let you know about that chic in the hospital who took my blood yesterday. I'm thankful she didn't break the needle in my arm. Sometimes she seems to like her job, at other times she's so insensitive but that doctor that made me smile...thank you for him, you know how to bring me a smile even when i'm scared. So thank you Lord that she didn't break the needle in my arm again!

Let me drop my golden pen here so that i can go and do some work. But before i do that i will like to say you're the butter in my bread and the sugar in my tea. Infact you're the real ISH!

Yours Sincerely,

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Becoming my mother....

When i was a kid, my mum would not let us especially me being the first child sleep till the living room and kitchen were sparkling clean. Behind her, we all called her a freak. Like really, couldn't it have waited till morning. No way, you couldn't reason with my mum on that.

If she woke up at 2am and the house was untidy, trust me, she was heading to my bed. Initially i used to argue and beg her to let it wait but i found out that never worked. I would spend several minutes begging her, then spend the rest tidying up, so i decided to do it in good grace always telling myself that one day i would have my own home and be able to make my own rules.

Trust me, i love my mum so much, she just had her idiosyncracies. A lot of our times spent together, which was most times with my siblings, we'd all tease her and tell her she needed to relax or else her grey hairs would increase. lol..well that never stopped mama writefreak.

If you were sleeping at 6a.m, my mum thought that was a huge offence, even on Saturdays. It took my dad's intervention for her to allow us sleep in a bit on Saturdays. And even at that, she'd walk all over the house, making comments about how we all were refusing to get up early in the morning and asking what we were still doing in bed. Considering i am a light sleeper, i used to just get up in annoyance and say 'ok mummy what do you want me to do'? My siblings would just hold the covers over their heads tighter.

Can you imagine that even after i got married, my mum still did this and my husband and i just teased her and said she should relax cos we weren't getting out of bed yet. Lol...she got the message and we all had a good laugh about it. It doesn't mean though that if i go tomorro to visit Mama and Papa Writefreak, she still wouldn't try her My mum is just an amazing woman, so strong and clean.

Fast forward 10 years after this, Writefreak has been married a while, has her own home that she dreamed of and can do anything she likes. Yeah anything she likes! First thing Writefreak will notice when she had a few siblings staying with her was anything that wasn't in place. Calssic Mama Writefreak attitude, infact, my mother would start asking why some things were not in place as she settled down once she entered the house. My siblings pointed out i was exactly like our mum and i said rubbish, you're just lazy...

Recently, i found myself tidying the sitting room at 3 am and i didn't think it was wrong, i only wanted to do it so things would be easier for me when i woke up the following day. Wait, isn't that reasonable? What if that's what my mother would have done.

A few days ago, night owl that i am, i was chatting with a few friends and working at about 2:30 am when i got very hungry. I decided to get a slice of bread from the fridge (yeah, yeah, i know better, it's not healthy to eat at such od dhours and bla bla..), i got to the fridge and i promptly ignored the bread. Yours truly noticed some dirt spots inside the fridge and just swung into action. I cleaned two layers and then it occured to me it was the early hours of the morning already. I got my bread deliberately and came to the living room but i just couldn't take my mind off it. I really wanted to clean the fridge at that time. I forced myself not to, it could wait till morning. It took a lot of will though. My mother would have done the same, maybe even done the cleaning at that time.

Help! Am i becoming my mother?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Enter His Gates....

Giving thanks keeps things in perspective. It makes you focus on what is going right and shift your attention(even if temporarily) from the negatives. It makes you acknowledge that things are not so bad.
When you graduate from thanksgiving to worship, it gives you a sense of reckless abandonment. You move your focus entirely from the natural to the supernatural and it's almost a case of 'i don't send, God's got it all now'.
Singing praises, giving thanks open doors to great things. Closed doors are open...

'But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.'. Acts 16:25-26

This is my 10th thankful post and i am not giving up...I am thankful for the following:

1. I am thankful for the death and ressurection of Jesus. So many lessons to learn from it!

2. I am thankful for the Easter holidays, it's one of the best Mr and i have had in a long of just lounging. No details all you!

3. I am thankful for my marriage, for a man that loves me and whom i love in return, for the ability to continue seeing the best in each other. I don't take this for granted

4. I'm thankful for a safe trip. Mr and I went to Lagos and came back safely

5. I'm thankful for my family. I saw all my siblings except one last week and I'm glad they're all doing ok.

6. I'm thankful for my nephew and niece who seem to be growing in leaps and bounds.

7. I'm thankful for my health. Sometimes my digestive system just seems to be on a break, it was yesterday but today I feel a lot better.

8. I'm thankful for good and godly friends and the ability to be able to stick together in good or bad times.

What are you thankful for?

ps: i'm seriously beginning to think i should be able to get paid for blogging. i'd rather blog than do my people! but erm, i'm beginning to think if i got paid for it, won't i also start seeing it as a job, not so? i love blogging jo! lol

*Pls swing by soulsistas to read our latest post*

Saturday, April 11, 2009

What's with the tagging sef?

So i got tagged by Temite and i thought i'd just ignore her and not do it but then...i can't say no to here i am doing a tag on a Saturday morning...mschew.

Here are the rules

*Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions.
*They have to be real...nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers.
*You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.
* Dont google ur answers.
*Make it as interesting and fun as you can.

1. What is your name: writefreak
2. A four Letter Word: Warm
3. A boy's Name: Wonuola
4. A girl's Name: Wunmi
5. An occupation: Writer; writers rule men!
6. A color: White
7. Something you'll wear: White PJs
9. A food: Wice (i can't think of any food that starts with W now jo and some people actually get away with pronouncing it like that)
10. Something found in the bathroom: Water
11. A place: Warri (maybe i should take a trip !mistook 12 noon for 12 midnight! lol
13. Something you'd shout: WHY ME! lol
14. A movie title: Wanted
15. Something you drink: Water
16. A musical group: West Life
17. An animal: Wild animal...hehehehe...which animal name starts with W sef? mscheew
18. A street name: erm...what if i create my own street name? Wale
19. A type of car: Wine Range Rover!
20. The title of a song: Worship Again

Got some very bad news yesterday. Our friends; a couple had a baby yesterday, a little girl and they lost her, i'm just trying to understand it but i've found out i can't. Please help me say a prayer for my friends..i can't imagine the grief they're going through right now. I won't question...whatever the case is, i know God loves them and He loves us all. It is well. *sighs*

Ps: It's my lovely friend Aloted's birthday today. She's such a wonderful person, y'all give her a shout. Babe you know there's nothing but love for you here and may this be the best year you ever lived!
Oh it's Enkay's birthday too...happy birthday babe. May it be your best year ever!

Have a great Easter everyone!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Only By Grace...

It is by His grace that we're not consumed. It is by His grace that we shut our eyes to sleep for the night and wake up and it's morning. You lift your hands, they're working perfectly...the eyes see, your legs work, your brain hasn't shut down. Your family is intact, you can think is only by His grace. C'mon someone must be behind all is God and He deserves some praise.

Atimes we don't think clearly, our problems seem to be so huge that we forget the goodness of God and His faithfulness to us. What i hear clearly in my spirit this morning is that even if you're going through stuff, things that you don't understand, you're going through them only because you can bear them, you're strong enough and at the end of it, you will come out tried and tested, purified! Can i get an Amen? I am speaking to myself and I'm speaking to you...whatever you're going through right now is not will COME TO PASS....

Just look very well, think deeply, there is at least something you can be thankful for even in the eye of the storm!

So here goes my own list:

1. I am thankful for grace. Grace is what makes it possible for me to keep having several chances with God.

2. I am thankful for my life companion, the man God has given me, what we have is special and i'm just glad I have him to walk life's road with.

3. I am thankful for great friends, those who will listen to you rant and not think you have a nut unscrewed in your head....those friends like sisters who are ever there to catch you when you seem to be falling. It's a blessing and I don't take it for granted.

4. I am thankful for my health. Every part of my body works, it is only by His grace.

5. I am thankful for that phone call...the one that got me searching my soul and got me saying some things over and over to myself. Thanks for that sis, it was a blessing and i know i'm blessed!

6. I am thankful that I finally got to take that just might be a window to great things...

7. I'm thankful that hubby got to stay home with me instead of being away for two days. I hate the home alone days and when i got that text saying 'have you been praying about my journey?' I knew he was staying home...yay! lol

8. I'm thankful for Midnight crew and their inspiration to sing IGWE....i'm just so hooked on that song at the moment...yeah yeah, i know, i'm beginning to sound like a broken record. I'm still thankful for them anyways!

9. I'm thankful for's just a blessed community.

That's my list, are you making yours?

Happy midweek!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Ungrateful like GNG + IGWE

I'm loving this song...i am so loving's been on repeat in my house since yesterday...i'm playing it now and i don't know how many more times i'm going to play it today. It's not that new i know, infact i've heard it several times before but all of a sudden, i just lurrrrrve it. I love the beat and it just lifts my spirit!

No king like God now...abi? So i'm loving Midnight Crew's Igwe and i was playing the CD and dancing in ma living room yesterday when ma (former friend Good Naija Girl came online. I couldn't contain my excitement so i asked if she'd heard the song before and she said she'd look for it in YouTube. She found it right...and got hooked, she was loving it! So i asked if she'd thank me for helping her find some good music for her soul on a good Sunday afternoon...guess what, she refused to pay for this awesome service i did her, neither was she grateful. Instead, she told me she'd give me the honour of remaining my friend. What! Isn't that just the most conceited thing i ever heard? So i said i will report her to the gbogbo blogville o! What do you guys think? Should i remain friends with her or not? She said you guys will take her side, is that true? I'm about to make her a former friend, shouldn't i? GNG, you ain't got nothing on me!

And then i got my lovely sis Temite to listen to it, she loved it so much and i could hear her gratitude over the phone when i spoke to her. GNG, you need to learn some tips from my aburo. She sure knows what gratitude is! That's how she got hooked o and was playing the thing over and over too...and i thought...see what you done Writefreak! You've inspired another Igwe addict. Nurrin do you jare aburo mi. I love you like that.

It doesn't matter i had to tell them both what Igwe means although i'm not Ibo and i don't understand most of the words in the song...hehehe...See...GNG, another service i rendered, more reason to be grateful and to get paid! lol. So i said i would get Temite to side with me ( i know she knows people who know people who know people...that can...GNG, you berra watch ya back!) . I think she's got a mafia boyfie sef. GNG, are you shaking yet? Temite, over to you, time to fight for your big sis!

And btw GNG, i have tabled your matter to aloted. You know we're like 5 and 6 and she's got powerful people in blogville. You should be shaking already. Gosh, i'd be scared in your shoes!

So y'all enjoy these videos from Midnight Crew (after all the messing around). Take your pick, they have two vides for the same song. IGWE. I can almost hear that word in my sleep. lol

Have a nice week my good people!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Thank you dear father

I missed my thankful post yesterday, it doesnt mean i'm not grateful, it just means i was tied up...but God sees my heart and he knows that i love Him so much...He's afterall the giver of life, He's the one whogives me hope, makes me wake up each day and know i want to continue living....because with Him, life is just starting!

He's afterall the one who can turn around seemingly hopeless situations and infuse life into them...i've seen Him do this, so i choose to not believe otherwise. I'm going through a phase, sometimes it's tough and i feel like i can't go on, but then my eyes are open to the things that are working and i know for a certainty that I am indeed blessed! I shouldn't even think otherwise...

Ah, this was supposed to be a thankful post and that is what it shall be, not a random one! Gosh, i feel so random! Lolo

So i am thankful for the following reasons:

1. I am thankful for hope and faith. Two days ago, i felt like i was in a hopeless situation. I questioned God, i despaired, i grieved...but He infused hope into me again, His word is my anchor and I will not let go! He is the giver of hope! And someday I will smile over that situation (pls say Amen)

2. I am thankful for a husband who loves me deeply and thinks about me. The little things He does makes me thank God and i am not taking them for granted. He considers me and will still buy me ice cream and sharwama (without me asking) on a day that I'm feeling blue and have forgotten to eat...gosh, i love my husband and God i thank you for Him.

3. For the wonderful friends He has surrounded me with. It's sad to walk life's journey alone and i'm blessed i don't have to do that. They might be very few, infact a trickle, but they're lovely.

4. I 'm thankful for that ray of light that is shining through, it might be very faint now, but i see it there...and i know for a fact that it will get brighter.

5. I'm thankful for the script He just gave me the grace to complete. For the friends that i peppered with questions...and for the fact that I know it's going out in favour!

6. I'm thankful for provision. He continues to meet our needs...these are difficult times but He keeps giving us a song...and i can confidently say 'when men say there's a casting down, we say there's a lifting up'

7. I'm thankful that although i dont have a grand plan written out for my life, i consistently know what to do and where I'm going...

8. I'm thankful for life and love...for the laughter i share with my husband and the people close to me.

I'm thankful! What are you thankful for?

He makes all things beautiful in HIS time....Amen!