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Good morning my loves. 

After reading the comments on yesterday's post how many of you felt this way? I couldn't even read through some of them because I was afraid I'd get too emotional. 

Some times we sit in our corner and bemoan our situation, thinking that ours is the worst, until you hear the next person's story. I was talking to a blog reader in Ukraine one day when she said "Thelma I don't know why you're complaining so much, you have had it easy". This blog reader is in her early 20s and when she told me just a little bit of some of her experiences, I wanted to get on my knees and say to God "Daddy thank you. Forgive me for my ingratitude, I've really had it good". My life is the farthest thing from perfect but when I hear some people's stories I just shut up and thank God.

After reading some comments yesterday I was in the mood for praise. Not because I'm happy someone else experienced the pain and not me, but because I'm reminded once again to count my blessings. 

Yesterday a lot of us told tales of woe, today let us share testimonies. I want to hear how you overcame challenges. Tell us about the situation that you thought would bury you and yet, here you are, still standing. Or simply share with us the ways God has blessed you from!


I cannot wait to share a particular testimony with you guys. I'm certain that before December 2015 it will be ready and served hot. For now it's still marinating. Watch this space people! Haha. 


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Blink darling happy birthday in arrears. I trust you had an amazing birthday. Even at times when you've got your own struggles you do all you can to put a smile on people's faces, and for that I pray that your beautiful face never runs out of smiles and laughter. In a world filled with competition, bitterness and envy, you're graceful, you're supportive and you build up while others tear down. May God's grace never depart from you, may He always place you in the midst of people eager to support, favour and help you, may the cup from which you so generously give continue to overflow. And may He bless you with a man, truly deserving of you, one that would honour you as he would his mother, protect you as he would his sister, and love you as he would a cherished lover. Amen. 


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  1. When I read the comments yesterday couldn't type mine cos I've never been in any serious wahhala. So today I'll read and if there's space for me ill write mine.

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  2. Happy belated birthday, Blink. Have the most wonderful year!

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  3. Seriously, the previous comments got me thinking. It's always good to thank God no matter our situation. "Our present condition is someone's prayer request somewhere". God bless all blog visitors and readers.

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  4. As in, when I read thru comments yday I was very thankful for my life though as Thelma said I wish them God's healing, I have been through rejection, heart bruise, failure and the death of a loved one through it all am standing stronger. Praise God

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  5. Some comments made me almost cry. I had to close the post.
    I also wanted to comment, but i am no longer anonymous and my testimony is still mid way.

    One thing i can say is God is faithful and he gives me peace.

    www.pynk360.com

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  6. O wow... thelma! I didn't know there was a post for testimonies or that i'll even have this testimony.

    So I told you that I had this training this week and the first day(tuesday).. I didn't fully understand what the guy was talking about and then I was put on the spot. And then I started saying nonsense until I started saying the right thing(which didn't stop the embarrassment or shame I felt)
    Next day too... same guy, same me. Twas like when he faces me like this, my brain will fly away and when he is done, my brain comes back and I begin to understand. Mehn... it was crazy. I felt so bad... I questioned my 2.1, certifications, intelligence... everything! lmaooo! (drama queen.. I know)

    So today I had to present to my entire team. Different depts that make up the team and the dept heads. Because of the training thing, I had lost confidence in my self. My mentor didn't even help matters. He drilled me et al.

    But to God's glory, when I started... the beginning to the end was really good. Feedback was better than I expected. And yeah, my confidence is restored. One dept head even told me he wishes i'm in his dept *wink*... lol!
    I feel better. At least I can eat this weekend! Looool!

    Thanks for the encouragement Tee! *plenty kisses*


    PS: the first day I see u, just guard your cheeks! You're getting a big hug and a very loud kiss on your cheeks! Lool! Be very scared!!!

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  7. I had a surgery that could have claimed my life few years back. My sis said when they rolled me out of the theatre and she saw and heard the way I was struggling to breath, she said she almost fainted. I didn't think I was going to survive. For months I was home, couldn't go to work. But today, I am here breathing normal, eating normal and thanking God for healing me.
    I keep telling everyone dat I am a living testimony of God's wonder. The surgery came with a lot of complications, I was readmitted after the first discharge, but my ever loving father saw me thru. I couldn't attend my sisters wedding, I was readmitted in the hospital two days to her wedding. Oh, God is good o. I thank him that I am alive today.
    I wish everyone on this blog continuous divine good health.
    Pardon my disjointed narrative, anytime I tell this story, i'm just overwhelmed with God's love for me.

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  8. Sigh. Gd forgive me. I realised from the number of comments on yesterday's post that we all go through various storms in life. But looking at the discrepancy in the number of comments on this post, I see that its rather easy to focus on the hard storm of the moment and forget what God has done for us, even the unseen unknown battles that He fights for us. I pray God help me to have a heart of gratitude. He has been good to me in several ways. I'm alive and well, my whole family too. And He always steps in somehow when am financially at my wits end. I got an unexpected windfall a few months ago that made it possible for my Kids to enrol in private school in the States.That for me is very huge, and I can't really explain the whole story. Just know that was around the time my world was turned upside down and being away from my kids at that time may just have finished me. God saw that and He made a way. Indeed He is faithful

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