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Christmas Traditions

Merry Christmas from Mr Claus and I (Ms. Claus), thanks for counting down with us! 🎅🏾🤶🏽

I remember harmattan in the North like a distant memory.

The wind was always cold and crisp.

It could turn bread to stone in a matter of minutes.

The environment was always serene as school kids were on holiday and families had to stay together and relish the joy of the holidays.

Christmas preparations always involved making of ‘chin-chin’ (little fried balls of dough)

It was something that brought my siblings and I together as we’d share the rolling pin (or wine bottle in most cases).

I enjoyed the eating part a little more than the kneading, dough (pun; though)

When you’ve been counting down to Christmas for as long as you can remember 😂❤️

Christmas hair! That was something I looked forward to

Shiny forehead from the generous use of ‘Soul-Mate’ hair cream,

Well plaited Ghana weaving,

Beautifully decorated with hair ruffles,

And I was set for Christmas!

Decorating the house has always been fun for me,

With little or with much, Christmas at home was always perfect,

Mom’s fried chicken, salad and lots of food to feed the neighborhood..

I was taught early that Christmas is about sharing God’s love and joy with others.

I miss the family road trips,

The movement from the drying shrubs in the Northern parts of Nigeria to the denser forest lands of the South,

The pit stops to eat and refuel.

The sleeping, the snacking, the music and sing-alongs,

And finally, meeting of cousins you hadn’t seen in a year.

Christmas shouldn’t be spent alone,

Just like the good news of Jesus’ coming shouldn’t be kept a secret.

I hope you are surrounded by friends and family who make you feel warm on the cold mornings,

And remind you of the beautiful Savior’s love for us.

Merry Christmas!!!

Lots of love,

M.

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Day 19 of the Think Thank Challenge 2019

Well hello there!!! It’s Christmas Eve!!!! And I’m so excited!!! God has been so faithful! He kept to His word when He sent His son to save the world! Joy to the world, people!!!!

That’s how the devil had me today with major moodswings, the type where you switch from the North Pole to the South Pole in just seconds. Which was a bit weird because everyone knew I had been counting down to Christmas for as long as they could remember! But we thank God for joy! And for oh sweet choco at night. Lol.

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Days 17 & 18 of Think-Thank Challenge 2019

Hey guys!

Guess who skipped a day of the challenge? 🙈 This girl right here! So not proud of it. As Christmas draws closer, the joy and hope it brings remain heavy on my heart. What would we be if He didn’t come to earth to die for us? What would the year look like if we had no hope, no love, no joy? Well, I don’t even wanna think about it. I’m just really thankful that all the bad stuff that happened in the year weren’t worse than they were.

I’ll be combining day 17 and day 18! Continue reading “Days 17 & 18 of Think-Thank Challenge 2019”

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Day 15 of the Think-Thank Challenge 2019!

Hello there!

I’m hoping by now you’ve caught the Christmas bug because it’s as Christmassy as it gets!!! 😍😍😍

I saw this interesting video of the largest human Christmas tree and I just kept grinning. As if my friend read my mind, he mentioned that he’s certain I would have loved to be a part of that group of Christmassy people. Like yeah!!! ‘‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year!

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Day 14 of the Think-Thank Challenge 2019

Hi guys!

We are slightly past halftime and we’ll be edging towards the end of the challenge as well as towards the end of the year. Aren’t you excited?? I know I am!

Today’s letter is N, and I bet there are a lot of things to be thankful for if you would only put your mind to it and think. 🤔🤔🤗

My Thanksgiving List for Letter N

  • I’m thankful for my country NIGERIA; it’s got its unique issues but it’s still home. And I’m happy to have such a rich heritage and an origin that can be traced.
  • I’m thankful for NIGHTS all through the year and how God has kept me through them.
  • I’m thankful for my NIECE and NEPHEW; they’ve indeed been a burst of joy! Their hugs just when you need it, their laughter at your silly jokes…everything!
  • I’m thankful for all the NICE guys out there, keep being nice!
  • I’m thankful for all my NEEDS that were met this year!
  • I’m thankful for all the NEW blog followers I had in the year!

It’s your turn! What are you thankful for that starts with N?

When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow. – Shauna Niequist

Love,

M.❤️

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Day 13 of the Think Thank Challenge 2019

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I think people should shutdown for the year already, because while our bodies may still be here, our minds are in Ibiza. Well, maybe not Ibiza but under our duvets on cold mornings, and in front of the TV at night binge-watching Hallmark Christmas Movies, drinking your favorite beverage. Even just typing this makes me see myself cozying up. Reality hits when I look outside at the traffic that has plagued us this week. I can’t tell if people are traveling outta Lagos or coming in. Sighs. What I’d give for some peace and quiet in a country house close to the lake and surrounded by nature. Here I go dreaming again! Haha.

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