Adulting

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I’ve always considered myself very level headed and able to maintain a sober mind during decision making until recently. My parents being away on vacation has taught me a few things but the main lesson I’ve learnt is perspective. Yesterday my baby sister and I went grocery shopping. It was a all fun and laughter, moving from aisle to aisle choosing what we wanted, taking snaps and just enjoying small talk. I noticed that as much as we were not paying attention we bought exactly the same things our parents would get had they been there. We stay away from candy and all unnecessary indulgences and stuck to vegetables and fruits plus other necessities. By the time we got to paying I was in deep thought of how “adult-like” my shopping basket looked. In my mind I was giving myself high-fives because it felt like I had finally figured the concept of adulting. Yes I know that doesn’t sound like a word but to me it is. Adulting is the skill of mastering all acts in life reserved for grown-ups👍😊. I smiled all the way to my car up until a mile away when I noticed my phone was missing.

I freaked out instantly and my mind wondered to worst case scenerios. I called my phone company and they said they couldn’t track it. I started regretting why I had disabled the ‘find my phone’ app. I went back to the store retraced my steps and nada😢😢. All this time my sister was quiet and level headed she was searching ways to find my phone on the web. She was simply a true defination of calm and collected. I gave up and drove us home. As soon as I got home I found a book in the mail about experiencing God in the darkness and instantly I started preaching to myself. I started saying that this was darkness and God was about to let me experience Him and so on and so forth. Here my sister was on the phone talking and after a while she walked up to me and what she said challanged me to the bone. “I just spoke to the store manager they found your phone. I am so dissapointed in you for giving up so fast instead of using your common sense and doing the obvious. Instead of calling the store, you gave up and started a mini series about the devil’s plans. The devil was not the problem here, your foolishness was.” She said as she turned and walked back to the car. 

I spent most of the evening all quiet meditating on that rebuke. While I allowed my perspective to be skewed towards the worst case scenario my sister on the other hand took it as just a simple matter that was easy to resolve. How many times has your perspective made you give up on your dreams or miss an opportunity? Before you make the mistake of blaming the devil make sure that you ain’t the problem.

😊😊Well I am very happy I have my phone back but most of all I’m grateful for the lesson that came out of this incident. 

❤❤Yours❤Fire Princess 

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Silver Anniversary 

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Well our family birthday is here yet again. This is the day my parents said “I do” to each other. This year marks 25yrs of marriage for them meaning our family is 25yrs old. I call it our family birthday because that way I don’t feel left out of the love story😊. Yes I know what you are thinking right now but to answer your question, I am that person who finds an excuse to make a party about them😉. Back to the point here people!! In all those years this one is very special to us as a family and more so to my parents. This silver jubilee came with all sorts of silver linings. 

In all these years my parents have never gone on vacation without us. Now they’re in London enjoying their sweet romance. Just so you know this means I’m babysitting or rather teenage-sitting😏. I’m amazed at this love story because rarely do people grow in love. It is so easy to stay in love with someone but actually growing in love with them everyday, every year is phenomenal. They had their chances to go and see the world so many times but they always put us first or someone else but because they always acted as a unit they never fell apart. In 25yrs my mum has supported my dad’s vision of being a pastor in ways that many may never know. She prayed him up, dressed him up and loved him through and through for years. My dad made sure that her dream to be a nurse became a reality. Not because she had to work but because she wanted it. He stayed up with her as she studied, cooked for her, made sure bills were paid, took care of us and still took care of the church. 

I know I sound like a hopeless romantic but what I have learned in all these years is that God is love. Those times when we had nothing but each other God never left hence our feelings for each other remained intact. When we failed each other and even tried to strangle each other🙄 God was still there so even in our hate, love abided. 25 years might not seem like alot but to us it has been a journey and to our parents it has been a race. 

***PS: If you see my parents in London tell them to stop fretting and calling alot. Also make sure they don’t come back until the vacation is over. I’ll tell you the juicy parts of the 25yrs in the next episode❤❤❤