Dear My Birthday,
I'm so glad you're here. I love you so so much.
Ladies and Gents, please help me give thanks to God Almighty for the privilege of seeing another birthday. I'm so grateful for my life, my family, my friends, my well wishers, my not-so-well-wishers, and all my blog visitors. I have a very rich life and for that I'm grateful. I've got so much to be thankful for.
It's so fantastic to have people that love you... Osayi came in from PH for my birthday yesterday the 15th, Ginika came the day before yesterday from Enugu, and I've got people coming from far distances to share my day with me. My life truly is rich.
I really want to thank God because I spent most of 2013 in the depths of hopelessness, depression, despair, confusion, loneliness and discontent. I remember crying sometime last year and when my sister asked why, I said "what do I have to live for? My life has no meaning. My life has no meaning. There's nothing in my life". I cried all night that night, and the days that followed were no better. To everyone I was fine and all was well. But to me, I sometimes wondered if I there was any difference if I was alive or dead. For the third time people MY LIFE IS RICH!
I can never overstate this. No one can know how much God has turned my life around. I'm no richer than I was last year, I'm still as single as I was last year, I've not got more friends than I had last year.....basically nothing physical has changed. Yet EVERYTHING has changed.
So when I insisted to everyone that I must celebrate this birthday, I, who has never celebrated a birthday since my toddler years, I who hates organizing social gatherings for myself, I, who is not a fan of fanfare and crowds, they wondered why. What's special about turning 29? I was asked repeatedly. Why not wait for the big 30? Why do you really want to celebrate this one when you can use the money for something else? On and on they questioned me. Even I could not answer them, because I did not know the answers. I just knew I had to, because for the first time in a long time I felt like I have CAUSE to celebrate. Yes, my awesome God has given me an awesome life and for that I have to celebrate.
Happy Birthday To Me.