I remember the very day this picture was taken, and I remember feeling truly lucky, as though everything I had ever wanted was finally falling into place😇.
In the middle of my thoughts, the photographer shouted, “smile” and snapped this photo. I wondered why am I not smiling? I’m happy, right? I’m being true to me and living the life I want, right?
It was then that I began to 🙏🏽, asking God for his guidance and a signal of his approval. Nothing happened for weeks, so I assumed, God approved!
About a month later my life as I’d known it fell apart 💔, and while I continue to live a rather private life, those of you who know me and stood the test of time, know everything⚡️
This morning I woke up and watched the sunrise, outside my sitting area, and I laughed, as my eyes focused on the sky. I laughed because I thought, God has a strange sense of humour. While I was busy making mediocre plans for my life, God knew I deserved more!
“Un bon rire est comme le soleil dans un maison”.
My faith has been tested to its breaking point! I was tested to the point of wondering what have I done to deserve this?
It is clear to me today, that I ignored all the warning signs, and I mean every one of them 👀.
NEVER IGNORE THE WARNING SIGNS!
“Que sera, sera”.
My mentor and best friend said it best, “You’re a child of God, and no matter what your spirit cannot be broken”.
I’ve witnessed people from my past (these individuals I never called, and in one case hadn’t spoken to in 15 years. They just showed up, some finding me on social media, others randomly texting me… just because they had a voice telling them to do so) come to my defence when they could have easily stayed away, strangers came out of nowhere offering assistance, in the capacity that they were able to provide.
I remember being so tired one day, I was 8 months pregnant, and a gentleman stopped and picked me up off the bench and carried me all the way home, in his arms, seriously true story! I was so tired I couldn’t even resist his helping hand.
I remember the angelic woman who literally took 4 shopping bags out of my hand and asked me where my car was parked, apparently she thought I shouldn’t be carrying the bags, myself. Again true story.
The randomness and the unbelievable acts of kindness was nothing more than God carrying me to where I am today. It’s important that you live your life with integrity, you never know when someone is watching.
I am grateful for each and every one of you, I am grateful for the past and the present day. Whatever life I thought I was living, God, said “not good enough”, and has blessed me beyond my wildest imagination. I can’t begin to describe the 💕 and dedication I feel today. While I continue to go through the process…
I’m overwhelmed with happiness, love and gratitude. I’m overwhelmed by random acts of kindness and the standards of humanity, care and dignity!
“La famille, c’est avoir quelqu’un a aimer. Le foyer, c’est avoir un endroit ou aller. La benediction, c’est d’avoir lesdeux”. 🏡
For your unconditional love and support, I can never thank you enough. I may never find the right time or the right words to tell you how much you mean to me but, I’ll try, Again, thank you, thank you and thank you! 💋
“L’union fait la force”.