Lifted

Sometimes, Grace, strong courage and inner strenght is needed to heed the call to which cause God wants you to be. Mostly, when your history, background and generations before you has never treaded the path. Obstacles, challenges, forces will try to stand in the way and prevent it. But, believe, God’s designed destiny can never be ultered.

So, be lifted and encouraged!

 

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Unexplained

imageEarly that morning, there was a heavy downpour in the busy city of Lagos. Cool and cold we set out for the journey, Nothing bothered me because I was still lost. The ambience and the coolness soften my mind and then, I begin to ponder “what is happening to me?It seems the atmospheric and “innermost” condition joined forces together as cloud of Confusion, sadness and depression covered my being. Now, I don’t  know, where I am going to restart at this point.

A Letter to God…

Dear God,

The creator of heaven and earth, the all sufficient one and the merciful One. I am grateful for all your love and blessing and for all the good things you have done on earth Dear Daddy God, sometimes I get troubled and seems am losing my faith, sometimes i ask questions because of the circumstances and situations life throw my paths, sometimes I ponder on your word and get revived, sometimes i feel as if  you are far and have probably forgotten me. This and many more are thoughts that fill my heart many a time.

But, there is one thing certain and sure  Your love endures forever and your tender mercies are new every morning. You can never forget Your own. Dear Daddy God, I however have some questions; why do somethings happen the way they do. God always have answers to all our prayers and He doesn’t Change.

 

The word of God says in the book of 

CLUBFOOT

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Yes, I have congenital clubfoot in my right leg and for a long time I found it hard to accept myself like that. Many a times I try to convince myself that nothing is wrong with my leg, but, the moment I notice someone looking at my leg pitifully seeing the way I walk, the reality dawn on me again that I have clubfoot.

Although my parents tried to correct the leg when I was small but it was not completely corrected. I remember always wearing “boots” orthopedic shoes as a child up to my teenage years. and I will ask my mum “what happened to my leg”, she will reply “nothing is wrong with your leg”.  I just didn’t understand why she will not talk/explain what it was. I found out the name “congenital clubfoot” later when I was to go for my compulsory One year youth service camp after graduation. And from then on.. I decided to search more.

In life,  the comfort and acceptance from your home and family can’t be compared anywhere else at least for me.  I grew with so much love from my siblings that I didn’t see anything wrong with the way I walk. As a matter of fact, I never knew my walk was not balanced  until my Year 2 in the University when someone who had known me for a while just asked me “sorry please, why are you walking like that, did your shoe spoil?” apparently he hasn’t seen my leg before because I always wear long dresses be it trousers, gown, or skirts.

clubfoot imageClubfoot is a foot abnormality/deformation/birth defects in which a baby’a foot is twisted out of shape or position (culled from mayoclinic.org)  It could be very painful but can be managed. thank God for improved technology today as I have learnt from my research that it can even be completely corrected without traces if the parent of the child can do whatever it takes. Mine was not fully corrected and I even feel there was a relapse. Anyways I am deeply grateful to God for everything.

Although I have learnt to adapt to the fact that I can’t just wear any type of shoe as an adult my shoes must be extremely comfortable otherwise I will end up in pains. But, the pains is nothing compared to acceptability of the person by people you come in contact with. I don’t have much friends but the few I have are genuine and deep. They have become my family.  There are times I meet new people and I try to be friendly as much as I can but I do feel they are not too comfortably walking with me,  So, I get comfortable with myself and make myself happy as much as I can.

I have encountered some situations and experienced somethings that just makes me conclude that there is no place like home/family. And mind you they might not even be your blood, but, if you find someone or people who love and accept you just the way you are without feeling sorry for you, now that is “home”.

Presently, I want to join in the awareness of people living with clubfoot and see how I can use my own situation and experience to help people especially babies/children. To enlighten parents and guardian that “clubfoot” can be corrected. And for those that propabably old or can’t afford, they don’t have to go through life feeling inferior for what they have no control over. They should rather learn to accept and appreciate themselves the way they are. That way, they will never feel out of place no matter what life or people throw at them.

About Yesterday…

 

About yesterday road pics

So it was a bright and sunny day.Woke up quite early than not too usual and I Wasn’t comfortable. It was the first working day of a new week. And, I got to work a bit early.

Something was just not right. I was literally angered throughout the day Can’t even explain. While many of it was not intentional, Some were deliberate. After work I got a free ride from the junction of my office to a place close to my residence. I got down from the vehicle to be embarrassed by some uncouth drivers passing remarks about my “ass” (never experienced that in a along time)

Boarded another tricycle, then met someone I know, but hardly talk So we started talking, “Are you staying alone?” I stay alone.  “oh me am staying with my aunt” Then I started “talking things am not even asked” I was embarrassed by myself when I got home.

Why was I just downloading like.. I mean am I trying to be impressive? She hardly said something unless I ask her.

I think am beginning to think I need to take hold of my tongue. I shouldn’t try to make by force friend or be impressive.