Story Time!!! How often do you say thank you?

Once again, for some, this might not make sense, but trust me real life experiences stays with you.

Some days ago, I got a call at work that someone was being disturbed by our new building light which shines at night. I gave a confirmation that I would see to that. But funny enough I contacted the wrong person (thinking he was in charge of it) and left it there. So after some days, the old lady came back to tell me thank you, saying she never knew we would consider even little things like turning off the lights and all…that she could sleep and the lights did not disturb her. She thanked me as if it was my doing, not knowing I did not even contact the right person.

So this got me thinking real hard. How often do we say “thank you” to God even when the things we expect are being delayed. How often do we thank God for those little things we get every day. Oh you caught your bus to work? Thank God. Or you got a No instead of a Yes? Thank God. Everything is working according to plan or not really? Thank God. Everything seems slow? Thank God, because a train doesn’t starts so fast. They start slow to get a balance before taking off. Thank God for those little things. Not only you, but the same goes for me… let’s learn together. Thank God! ♥♥

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The supposed stranger episode 3

Episode 3

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We all went out and started to take some pictures. I saw Mrs. Ugochi talking with the same guy that stared at me the whole time and overheard her telling him ‘thank you for coming, my God will bless you’ and he was just nodding his head, saying ‘amen’. The prayers were really long and I just stared. I sensed he was going to turn around and look for me, so I quickly turned my head over to the photographers and smiled. We took pictures and Uncle Sam told me to pose very well because he wants to take a full picture of me. While I posed, the guy walked into my picture and said

‘Hi’

I looked up and Uncle Sam took the picture. The guy finally ruined my picture.

“What do you want and who are you to ruin my picture like that?”

I asked very angry. I love taking pictures and I really love it when it’s about me. I give room for others, but when it has to do with me taking a picture, then sweetheart it’s about me and me alone, even my friends knew this.

“I’m so sorry, I thought to myself ‘that picture won’t be too perfect without me’, so I decided to join”.

He replied.

“Never again!”

I said.

“Don’t”

he replied.

I stood there thinking to myself, what can I say that will shut this guy up for a while and then suddenly Sister Shade decided to throw her flower without anyone of us including her girls and guest knowing.

The flower fell between me and this guy and everyone including Yemisi looked at us. Sister Shade came and hugged me and the guy just smiled as everyone told him congratulations. He then whispered into my ears saying

“just act as if everything is fine and let the moment pass by”.

I could not say a word. I just walked away, straight to the car and stayed there for a while. I could not even pick the flower. In Nigeria, we believe that anyone that catches such flower is the next to get married and it was strange that the flower fell between me and a total stranger.

“You are here lamenting, have you seen your husband to be’s car? The guy is doing well for himself”.

“You are so vain Yemi”

I replied.

“At least he has something at all”

she says.

“Will you stop it Yemi, can’t you see she is not happy?”

Chioma shut her immediately.

“Now you know what I feel when I tell you that Ogie is not it”.

She says. I just kept quiet and the both of them argued about whose statement was wrong and who is supposed to apologize first.

We got home and I went straight into my room and slept off, hoping that when I wake up, the whole drama would be over. Yemi came over the next morning and told me that everyone actually thought the guy was my boyfriend.

“Virgin Mary Ede now has a boyfriend”.

She said.

“Yemi I don’t know this guy, that was the first time I saw him”

I replied.

“But with the way you guys looked at each other, it seemed like something was going on. Maybe you did not see the way he looked at you the whole time in church, even while singing”.

“Yemi, don’t you believe me when I say I don’t know him?”

“I do, but what about the others?”

“Since you believe me, forget about the others.”

I replied.

“But why were you guys so close to each other?”

“Yemi he photobombed my picture and I was angry and telling him never again. I did not know that Sister Shade was going to throw the flower just like that”.

“Was that why you refused to take the flower?”

“Why not? I mean that flower has caused me a lot now. Now everyone thinks I am a pretender, but really I don’t care”.

She just smiled at me and forced me out of bed, I had to be in church because it was Sunday. I mean Sister Shade could have as well married on a Sunday.

The Supposed Stranger Episode 2

Episode 2

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I wanted to look back, I was so tempted to, but I was so scared she would catch my face, so I pretended not to know what was going on. Then the guests started coming in and suddenly the whole church chairs were filled completely. Mrs. Ugochi our pastor’s wife is a banker and we normally refer to her according to her first name. She studied accounting and finance at the NT University, did both her bachelor and masters there. She is well-respected in the church and she is a beautiful lady, a bit thick now, after two children, but I heard from Yemisi that she started working out, going to the gym of late. I mean white guys don’t care that much and because she is married to a fine white guy, who is the center of attraction during preaching, she would like to show the young girls that she too can wear skimpy-skimpy.

I pity the first timers, because the first thing that comes into ones head is “This pastor is so handsome and he must be single.” Looool.

The little children I normally take care of during the church service were now marching in with their pure white gown. They looked so sweet. I stood up to watch them as they held each other and walked like a squads coming out of the prayer room. Then finally the bridesmaid and to my shock, Yemisi and Ogie were partners, she caught my face and I laughed so hard. I brought out my phone and took them some pictures. She was boiling with anger, while Ogie was just smiling as if he was the one getting married. All this while, the music was playing and then suddenly sister Shade came in after the groomsmen marched in. It’s indeed a match made in heaven, she looked so pure and her gown had one kind of light that signifies being pure wholly. I just stared at her and then I realized the piano key had changed. Maybe they were going to play another song because it’s the bride and then I heard the voice, so calm, sweet and beautiful.

I love you

Just as surely as I know my name

I know one that the will never change

I love you

That was one of my favorite song from Johnathan McReynolds. I was so amazed and then I turned to look at who was singing and our eyes caught each other. I quickly took my eyes off. Could it be that this person has been staring at me? I questioned myself severally. I decided to forget about that and just enjoy the song.

Finally the bridesmaid had the chance to sit down, Yemisi quickly ran towards my seat and started to explain every wrong thing about Ogie.

“I won’t be surprise if you both get married”.

I said.

“Never! I rather stay single. You need to see how happy he was to hold my hand and the worst thing was that he could not even shut his mouth”.

She said.

I just smiled without saying a word to her. She was using wet napkins to clean her hands.

“See how much sweat this dude caused my soft hands to experience now”.

“Haa Yemi, ki lo Shele? You complain too much”

Chioma yelled at her.

I just warned them not to ruin my day with their argument. It was time for the ‘you may kiss the bride’ and every one of us just stared and then screamed as sister Shade gave her hubby a holy kiss. Sandra screamed from the crowd, telling sister Shade to kiss the real kiss. You need to see this couple.

They then decided to march out. The same person that played ‘I love you’ started singing…

Iyawo Mi

Ololufe Mi

Ore Mi

Alaye Mi

I will love you forever

A beautiful and sweet song from Timi Dakolo. Suddenly, Yemi hit me and whispered into my ears that I should look into the direction of the Music instrument. I caught the guy’s eyes again. He was singing and smiling and staring at me.

“It seems like someone is carried away oo, chai Ede, you are finished”.

Yemisi proclaimed. I just took my face off and enjoyed the wedding.