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13 Apr 2010

Thankful Tuesday: Birthday, Family and Friends

I am thankful for another year in the land of the living. My 30th birthday was on Sunday. I went through all sorts of emotions knowing I am no longer in my 20s (sob sob) but I have come to realise that I have a lot to be grateful for and I am still very young at heart. Consequently, I decided to have a little celebration to mark the day at my home. It went very well. Enuff juicing and eating. Favoured girl and her hubby were in attendance (thanks guys!) Nolimit stood me up...she has begged me but i still dey vex small. LOL

I am thankful for my folks. My dad, mum, two sisters and one brother. They say you can't choose your family but I am so glad God chose them to be my family. God has been so good to us, we always have cause to rejoice and this will always be the case.

I am thankful for Baale's family. His dad, mum, three sisters and one brother. I have heard people complain about their in-laws (or stories about people and their in-laws) but that has never been my case. I have had no cause to lament or complain about them (and I pray I never do). They are truly a wonderful set of people- each and everyone of them. I am blessed to have them as my second family.

I am particularly thankful for my brother-in-law's wife. I actually call her my SIL but she is more like a sister and a good friend to me. God bless you sweetie!

I am thankful for Baale. He is truly the best part of me. For my little princess, who is such a blessing and charmer. Where have u been all my life? As a family, God has been good and faithful to us. Words cannot begin to describe my gratitude.

I am thankful for the few friends I have. Friends that stand by me, that go the extra mile for me, that support and care. Friends that accept/ignore my idiosyncrasies. I really hope I have been a good friend to them as well.

One of my childhood friends sent me this poem on my birthday. I really like it because it helped me refocus on the good things in my life.

Count your garden by the flowers,
Never by the leaves that fall.
Count your days by golden hours,
Don't remember clouds at all . . .
Count your nights by stars, not shadows,
Count your life with smiles, not tears.
And all throughout your lifetime,
Count your age by friends, not years

Below is a blur picture of me (well part of me) and my cake on my birthday (ignore my lil princess' bouncer in the


  1. Happy Birthday to you. I wish you many more years and blessings.

  2. Happy Birthday, sweetie! Look at this new mommy looking so fly!

    I'm so glad you have so many things to be thankful for. May this never change!

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  4. Happy Birthday:)

    I'm happy to hear you have so much to be thankful about and your blessed to have in-laws who are not a nightmare lol

    Thanks for stopping at my blog and asking how I am. I'm fine thanks :) Hope you are too.

  5. happy bday gal...i agree with gng u r looking fly judging from those legs...No pregnancy/delivery fat...dats gud!
    how's princess doing n when do i get my share of the pink cake?

    ***wishing all of God's best for the milestones ahead.

  6. happy belated birthday hun
    am so ehappy for ur
    thank God he has given u reasons to be thankful

  7. Happy belated birthday...May u have many more reasons to be thankful and may this new year bring more blessings your way!

  8. Happy birthday in arrears, aunty. Hitting the big 3-0 is a major achievement o. Congrats. I hope we're gonna have our party on blogsville. Being alive is a good reason to be thankful and knowing that the Lord's always gonna be there for us is another good reason to smile and say 'Baba E se'. Kisses for my niece.
    PS- Glad to see you're a full blogger again. lol. It appears I need to get my mojo back somehow.

  9. Congrats dear.....we thank God for everything! U and my Boyfie r birthday mates, but u're a year older...hehehe. Congrats again!!!

  10. sure does look slim..not like a mother

  11. Happy belated birthday dear, real grateful with you that you have so much to be grateful for...also love the poem....real cute

  12. thank you peeps!

    @Geebee- se you will organise the parri...i will surely turn up ;)

    @doll- what does a mother look like o? lol

  13. Thankful to God on your behalf....
    I so envy you....
    and i liek the poem too!

    but you for try send us cake now....
    May this be y our best year yet dear!

  14. I'm glad I can still remember (vaguely) being 30! You've plenty blessings to thank God for!

  15. Eyaa Happy Birthday Aloted!!!!

  16. Happy Birthday dearie! May Almighty God continually bless you and your family!

  17. Glad you have so many things to be thankful for! And that cake looks yummy, can I still have a piece? lol

  18. LOL!!! I stood you up all the way from Naija...forgive me...BA caused it!
    Happy birthday dearie!!!;)

  19. happy belated
    congrats ooo
    and may God continue to bless

  20. Happy belated birthday! Thank God for the gift of life and the many blessings He adds as jara! God bless you

  21. Hmmm, how did i miss your birthday cake?


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