So for those who don't know of Laila yet, she's one of my favourite gossip bloggers ( Laila's Blog ). I've never met her but I particularly admire her because she's obviously a strong and tenacious woman. I remember when Laila first started her blog which was then lailaikeji.blogspot.com and would comment on Linda Ikeji's blog. So much cyber bullying and insults were hurled at her, of course to everyone she was a Linda-wanna-be who still had the temerity to be on Linda's blog and all that. But Laila stood her grounds and did not let the mean comments get to her. Today she's one of the most popular gossip bloggers in the country, she's doing very well for herself, and from the look of things, she's just getting started!
Another reason I heart her is because unlike most other gossip bloggers, she has got a full time job (she's a banker), she's married and has got three kids. For me it's something to applaud because I'm neither married nor have kids and I do just about two or three posts a day, yet even that takes it's toll sometimes. So like I told Laila during an email correspondence a few weeks back; I wonder how she does it!
Happy birthday to the little chap. Here's what she wrote on her blog:
When I was a lil kid, secondary school, having to deal with some nasty seniors.
I still remember becoming older, in my early twenties and crying over a boyfriend who had just severely broken my heart. I still remember wondering if I would ever find true love, find the real man for me, get married and have kids.
I still remember my heavenly wedding night. Then going through my very first, very painful 10 hour long labour. I remember swearing I was never going to get pregnant again. I still remember the
excitement that overwhelmed me when I found out I was pregnant again just 8 months later.
I still remember going online and typing 'uncommon Igbo names' on Google search. Clicked on it and voila the name 'Chiebunigom' turned up and I said, yes! That will be his name!
Today I am almost 30, just a month away from clocking 30, and I'm celebrating my second son's 4th birthday!!!
My lil boy, Chiebunigom Stanley is 4 today, dearies. Please do celebrate and be happy with me.
Life has dealt me my fair share of ruff, bad days and I'm so happy I survived it all. I've got a lot of good, wonderful things happening in my life right now. Wonderfully again, I've got each and every one of you.
It doesn't matter what your story today is, dearies. As long as you are alive and God is on your side, your tomorrow is definitely going to be bigger and better.
Happy birthday to my lil angel. His name means - "God has lifted me!" and this lil boy has been a bundle of joy. Chidubem is 5, Chukwuletem is 1 year plus.