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After a long day yesterday I turned in early. As it is sometimes when you're extremely tired, your body is drained but your mind is still in overdrive. I tossed and turned trying to still my mind and get some sleep, in the mean time I did what most people do when they're idle; scroll through contacts and stalk display pictures. I got stuck on my cousins dp. She's a pretty young thing but something about the pictures in her picmix struck me. She was beautifully dressed in all the pics, her light skin glowed and her hair n makeup were flawless. Yet, she looked...... tired. What was it, I wondered. Then I saw it, the bags underneath her eyes. Immediately my mind went back to last weekend. Saturday was Chocolate's daughter's 1st birthday and Sunday was Yoko's daughter's baby dedication. In those two days I got to see old friends and former classmates, now young mothers. They all seemed to have something in common; bags!

Bags underneath ones eyes are indicators of lack of sleep, tiredness and fatigue. Yet there's something even more visible, even stronger, even more beautiful; they glow. Beyond the tiredness there's glaring beauty, there's contentment and there's joy. What's even more fantastic, the bags may look heavy beneath their eyes, but their lips are dancing, casing mouths filled with laughter, mouths you'll rarely hear complain. Yes, apparently the sleepless nights and the exhaustion are all worth it. 

I see you ladies; carrying the little ones and some of you with yet another in your bellies. Yet you wake up, you go to your jobs, you take care of your homes, you cook, clean, love, nurture and put it down in the bedroom, and do it all with a smile. More power to you ladies. Those bags are but badges of pride and honour.

This morning I would love to shout out to all the mothers in the house, especially the young ones. And I pray that those believing God for that beautiful gift would receive their blessings and the pitter patter of little feet soon. Amen.


Good morning all!

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  1. Amen. Right now, i'll do almost anything to have those bags (designer or not) under my eyes...but like Job, i'll wait patiently until God remembers me and puts a song of praise in my mouth. It's a beautiful day today, i'll go out and make the most of it. Have a fantabulous day T (as usual, *in Ruthy's voice). TGIF

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    1. My dear God is never late, don't give up, God will do it, keep trusting.

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    2. By the way please where is ruthy...really miss her on here x

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    3. May God bless you with that which you desire soon-in multiple folds. Amen.

      -F

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    4. It is well hun....from your lips to God's ears.where is ruthy by the way?

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    5. My dear,the way GOD would bless u ehn,people would ask if u want to own a football team....Children all around in Jesus name..... It shall end in praise..TNHW

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    6. That's true, what happened to Ruthy? Please does anyone here have her contact details?

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  2. Amen. Thanks so much thelma. God bless you.

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  3. Goodmorning T, sometimes it's not by smiles and joy all the time but u just have to carry on.

    A friend of mine just had her fourth baby yesterday in three years! 2yr old. One year old and newborn twins!! I feel really sorry for her! How can one do that with smile!! Anyway we will keep wearing the smile

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  4. Amen.

    I've got those bags and I think I'm done bothering myself over them.

    -F

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  5. I am a very carefree person... i don't bother about my looks...But I just checked in the mirror and I saw them....Above all I say thank u Lord...TNHW

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  6. T its crazy, some times the smiles cover the fact that we just spent some time in the bathroom wailing our eyes out.

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  7. Amen! It is not easy but I won't have it any other way. Have a fab day Thelms.

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  8. My designer bags are the finest.. Lol. I have had them from childhood but they are worse now thanks to motherhood .. But I'm still grateful to God tho.

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  9. Thanks Thelma, this is an amazing post. For me, the bags get bigger daily, lol, no sleep, new job that keeps me developing proposals.

    I'm tired much.

    In all we thank God, I was telling the hubstar that I wanna be a man in my next life. (lol). Shebi it's to make money. Haba, two of us made the baby (ies). But one person gets to over work to the point of exhaustion.

    This is why women tend to age faster in marriage, I'm signing off with these two beauties I have, don't want more babies o. I still need to travel round the world.
    To those waiting, I confess with faith, your time is nigh.

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  10. They are the real mvps ooo! I celebrate them! I pray God continues to give them the grace and the strength! I know it is not easy.

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