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Happy 25th Birthday Miss N!!! (Read Chinonso's Reflective Letter as She Clocks 25)



Today as I turn 25, I say goodbye to the morning of my life as I officially step into the afternoon. I have come a longgggg way and I have learnt a lot of things, one of which was most recently, owning my age. Prior to now, I tried so hard to hide my age from people because letting them in on how (much more younger than them I was) young I was, would mean giving them the license to belittle me, disregard me and possibly loose the frienship, as they would suddenly realise how I was not 'their mate'. 

I remember sending you a mail about an incident in the office, where I let out my age to some female colleague and I began to seriously regret it as she immediately began taunting me, calling me small girl, saying how I was like her younger sister and I needed to respect her and yadi yadi yadi.
But like you advised me to, I have began to own my age and no longer allow people make me feel bad for being young and at the level that I am careerwise and otherwise. 

I feel so excited I'm turning 25. I feel like...wow...the big 25 is finally here. I am not yet married.......like I imagined I would be 5 yrs ago; I didn't end up studying Medicine or becoming a doctor, like I imagined I would have 10yrs ago; I haven't travelled the world like I imagined I would have 5/10 yrs ago, but guess what? Like I imagined 5/10 yrs ago, I am alive, happy, healthy and on my way to achieving all of the above (except being a doctor of course) including much more importantly the greatness that God has destined for me to attain. 

I am grateful to God for the lessons of patience, forgiveness, genuine love and humility that he has taken me through.  

I have become a better person because of them.

I thank my supermom and awesome sister Patricia for their unflinching support, unmatchable care and unconditional love.

I must say that I have some of the best cousins ever and even though I hardly say it I love them crazy. 

Finally, for the first time in a very long while, I have a 'bae' to celebrate my special day with. And although this bae is still cooking and hasn't officially been served, I am almost certain it's going to be the best ever. 

Could this 25th birthday go any much better?  Hehe! Happy Silver Jubilee to me yo!!!


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Awww. Happy birthday Chinonso. I remember the very first time you mailed me. When you subsequently told me your age I was flabbergasted. You sounded much wiser, much older than the age you said you were. Another striking thing was the way you wrote. It was a really long mail but you wrote it like an essay; measured paragraphs, proper punctuation marks at the appropriate places, expansive vocabulary and depth. In such a way that made it so easy to read. What I immediately loved about you was saying you loved my blog although you didn't agree with everything I thought or did. I love a person who although, not in whole agreement with a person can convey the message with warmth and affection. From that moment you had my respect. You may not be the most frequent commenter, but you're a great part of the TTB family and I appreciate you so much my darling. 

25 is a beautiful year, it's an important year. I wish you every happiness and I pray that those expectations you have will be met, soon. God bless you sweetness.

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  1. Happy born day Miss N!


    runs away...........

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  2. Happy birthday dear. 25 is a milestone year

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  3. Awwww.......Thelma!!! Thank you so much!!! I appreciate!!! And Yes, I am a great part of the TTB family. Love you!!!

    Thank you Michie girl, anon and Godfirst

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  4. Happy Birthday mami! **big teddy hug**

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  5. Happy birthday miss N.
    You are blessed and highly favoured!

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  6. Best wishes on your birthday, cheers!

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  7. Happy Birthday Chinonso! Wish you a splendid day and a fulfilled year filled with accomplished aspirations and most of all God in all days of your life.

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  8. Happy Birthday Dearie,wish you long life and prosperity,lots of love,where are we turning up?

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  9. Happy Birthday Hun

    God bless you now and always

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  10. Happy Birthday Hun

    God bless you now and always

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  11. Happy Birthday dearie wishing you many more years llnp.

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  12. Happy Birthday Miss N. GOD bless you this special day and always.

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  13. HBD dear Miss N... I ll soon turn 25 but I dnt want to yet as I have one paticular stuff to accomplish b4 den. Oh well...

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  14. Thank you beautiful people!!! y'all are so sweet...............

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  15. Happy birthday, enjoy your age and live each day thankfully as it comes.

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  16. Happy birthday, wish you God's speed in achieving all your heart desires

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  17. Happy birthday Miss N! Best of wishes.

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  18. Happy birthday Miss N!... Wishing you all the best and more

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  19. Happy birthday Miss N, all the very best.

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  20. Thanks so much TTB fam!!!

    The way y'all show love, especially to people whom you've never met.......its so easy, one begins to wonder if we really don't know each other personally and it is amazing indeed!!! plus I have learnt a lesson or two about life from this.

    Thelma......you're blog is a blessing and every one of your audience, especially the frequent commenters are wonderful. Lucky you yo!!!

    Thanks again. xoxo

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