I woke up today and realised that it’s been exactly 365 days (Nigerian time) since I saw the full manifestation of my testimony. By this time last year, I like Simeon in the bible could also say, “My eyes have seen the Salvation of the Lord”
I still remember the entire day like it was yesterday. I can’t even find the words so maybe I will do this blog post in mostly pictures.
I remember the preggy days 🙂
Then there was the first false alarm and I was sent to the triage. Everyone was panicking. “The baby is not moving!” of course I smiled through it all. Pk sat beside me looking thoroughly bored. After much drama and ultrasounds. They discovered she was sleeping. So she wasn’t moving and I was sent home.
Then a week later I was practically dragged back to the Hospital and induced. Pk and dassah found it really amusing. But trust me. I wasnt amused. I wanted a September baby
Eventually she arrived….
A beautiful gift from God and the pain of eight long years erased
Then of course daddy had to go back home and we were discharged the next day and grandma showed up to work her “omugwo magic”
Look how tiny she was… then the birth certificate arrived
After 2 weeks, of plenty breast milk. She looked like this
Even then, pouting like a pro taking a selfie 😉
Then aunty Diche showed up
Then MK showed up. Of course He had to come see the miracle behind the song “ODOGWU”
Of course how could I forget Amaka (zoya)
Then the icing on the cake, “Grandpa Rev” as ‘dassah calls him showed up and came to bless and name her. My pastor amazing as always. Eyes filled with love and wonder
Also the good Bishop 😉 Bishop FEB Idahosa also arrived and we quickly sneaked in a picture
Plenty anointing 🙂
made her godmother Pastor Laurie jealous but she Eventually got hers at the dedication and subsequent visits to Benin
Eventually 6 weeks was up and final checks with my OB/GYN. Dr Demeo
And her amazing pediatrician Dr Kerifidies
Then we were bundled off back to Nigeria. This is Vida at the airport with one of the most selfless pastors I’ve ever met. Pastor Chris
Arrived lagos via London secretly as I knew DCC people would have had a carnival at the airport.
Safely back home. Protected from Mosquitoes.
Resting easy on daddy
Then the visits began. Pastor B was the first to see her. He didn’t even know I was back in town. He just dropped by
Then other DCC folks too. With my PA Bose.
Of course with aunty Joy there will always be smiles
with aunty Licia
In church with some of our ministers. They stole my daughter for a photo shoot and I had no clue
With aunty blessing Showing off her new look. Finally got her to make her hair for the first time
Also a favorite with the celebs too. Vida with PITA
And with Gbolahan
Then there’s been lots of sister time
Honestly I have so much to be thankful for . She’s grown healthy and stronger everyday.
At two weeks.
At one month
At three months
All 3months especially this beautiful toothless grin captured by uncle Val of Aventura Photography.
At six months courtesy aunty Faith of Faith Wilkie Photography
Excited about sitting
At nine months in the Uk
Eating for aunty ogo
Ten months plus
With aunty chioma At DCC island church Taking selfies getting ready for dp tinz. Lol!
funny they always seem to be taking selfies Or did someone help out with this one? Hmmmmm….
At eleven months
Out with aunty Lima Who came all the way from Canada to see her and Aunty Eky
at Onos concert
Today I thank God for the blessing of ‘Vida and her amazing birthday mate pastor Jerry Eze of streams of joy devotional. Yep, vida has special celeb birthday mates like that
Happy birthday love you both absolutely. Pastor Jerry I celebrate your greatness especially because your life is a total expression of God’s grace.
If I didn’t put up a picture of you and Vida it’s either because you haven’t taken one or I don’t have one so if you do please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And I will update.