Just Like Yesterday…

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 🙂

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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.

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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

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Eventually she arrived….

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A beautiful gift from God and the pain of eight long years erased

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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”

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Look how tiny she was… then the birth certificate arrived

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After 2 weeks, of plenty breast milk. She looked like this

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Even then, pouting like a pro taking a selfie 😉

Then aunty Diche showed up

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Then MK showed up. Of course He had to come see the miracle behind the song “ODOGWU”

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Of course how could I forget Amaka (zoya)

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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

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Also the good Bishop 😉 Bishop FEB Idahosa also arrived and we quickly sneaked in a picture

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Plenty anointing 🙂
made her godmother Pastor Laurie jealous but she Eventually got hers at the dedication and subsequent visits to Benin

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Eventually 6 weeks was up and final checks with my OB/GYN. Dr Demeo

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And her amazing pediatrician Dr Kerifidies

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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

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Arrived lagos via London secretly as I  knew DCC people would have had a carnival at the airport.

Safely back home. Protected from Mosquitoes.

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Resting easy on daddy

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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

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Then other DCC folks too. With my PA Bose.

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With Our amazing Aunty Eky

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Of course with aunty Joy there will always be smiles

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with aunty Licia

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In church with some of our ministers. They stole my daughter for a photo shoot and I had no clue

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With aunty blessing Showing off her new look. Finally got her to make her hair for the first time

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Also a favorite with the celebs too. Vida with PITA

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And with Gbolahan

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With Freke

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Then there’s been lots of sister time

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Honestly I have so much to be thankful for . She’s grown healthy and stronger everyday.
At birth

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At two weeks.

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At one month

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At three months

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All 3months especially this beautiful toothless grin captured by uncle Val of Aventura Photography.

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At six months courtesy aunty Faith of Faith Wilkie Photography

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Excited about sitting

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At nine months in the Uk

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Eating for aunty ogo

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Ten months plus

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With aunty chioma At DCC island church Taking selfies getting ready for dp tinz. Lol!

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funny they always seem to be taking selfies Or did someone help out with this one? Hmmmmm….

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At eleven months

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Out with aunty Lima Who came all the way from Canada to see her and Aunty Eky

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at Onos concert

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#everythinghaschanged

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

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Happy birthday love you both absolutely. Pastor Jerry I celebrate your greatness especially because your life is a total expression of God’s grace.

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P:s
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 dccpastorm@yahoo.com. And I will update.

37 thoughts on “Just Like Yesterday…

  1. Happy birthday Vida darling. Great shall be your years on earth. God bless and keep u and make u a constant source of joy 2d world. We love you all the way

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  2. I sincerely appreciate God for all that He has done for u ma. I pray He will do more. And has he has given u dis huge testimony may He not forget those of us who are faithfully waiting for Him to wipe our tears.

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  3. Woke up this morning by 4:30am to an email alert from mama’s blog and its already made my day. How else can God prove His faithfulness by giving you your hearts desire? This is d highest “ntoi” to d devil. Indeed when Grace speaks, protocols are suspended and laws are irrelevant. I celebrate with you mama. Congratulobia. Chukwu azago ekpere anyi. Otito diri aha ya.

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  4. Reblogged this on Welcome to Johnson Madichie's Blog and commented:
    You want proof that God is faithful? You only have to read up my Pastor’s story and testimony. After 8 years of waiting, God honoured His word and blessed her with a beautiful daughter. Today marks her one year birthday and I’ve chosen to save myself the stress by re-blogging (life is easy biko). So read up and enjoy. Again, I love the fact that Pastor M chose to blog in my style………….plenty plenty pictures! Hehehehehe…..

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      1. I was about to put on my boxing gloves to attack on your behalf, then I realized no one died and made me Voltron defender of the Universe…sorry o! #walksaway

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  5. Hahahah u took the thoughts right out of my head, e be like say na only me no dey get camera when I dey around her, I have to fix that. I had planned a post o and then you beat me to it….. I will still post it jor. Happy birthday my sugar gummy bear upside down banana split cake…. you were a wonder then and brought so much joy and that’s how u will always be.. you are our best blessing yet and I love u tons sugar.. mama please give Her a warm hug, the kind that only aunty semi can give and a huge wet sloppy kiss .. see you soon. Kisses

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  6. Happy birthday Davida!!! You look more like your daddy everyday!!!(Pastor M,don’t be jealous,your time will come *winks*). God’s grace and protection on her always. She is only permitted to go upward and forward. Live long and prosper baby! Kisses

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  7. This post is about the faithfulness of God. I celebrate with you Pastor K and M. Happy Birthday Davida. God who has started a good work in you will complete it in Jesus name.

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  8. Happy Birthday Vida, Our proof that God answers prayers. You are blessed and highly favoured!
    I see Pastor B and Aunt Licia repping the DCC Abuja Family (big grin)…
    Its funny how I thought of you this morning, wondering why you haven’t updated your blog since Akikitan. Just for me to check the blog at the office and Voila! there’s a post. How awesome is that? We celebrate with you Mama and we love you both. Much love all the way from Abuja! Hugs…

    P.S – We are not jealous sha but try and visit us soon….

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  9. Ahaaaaa! No pic of Ezi and I with Vida? Ezi, we need to take a pic with Vida before she turns 5 and not remember us again. Happy Birthday Vida!!!! You’re well favoured, skillful in wisdom…growing up to set an example to believers in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity. Amen!
    BTW, Pastor Mildred, is there party jollof rice at your end today after work hours???? 🙂 #justasking

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  10. Woooooowwwwww! God is indeed awesome, pretty Vida is growing up to be one expecitional lady. Happy birthday to you lovely Vida , may you continue to grow in strength, wisdom, knowledge and understanding. God bless you real good.

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  11. GOD is good, we celebrate it, GOD is good, we sing and shout it, GOD is good, we know its true…. Awwwwh Mildred, your baby is one, many congratulations and more of GOD’s blessings in her life, your life and PK’s life too. we give GOD praise indeed. Many happy returns Davida IfeCHUKWUnyediche… unique names for a unique and beautiful daughter. GOD bless you amazingly abundantly more, amen…+++

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  12. Our very own DCC testimony
    You know how God always told his people to set up monuments, this is our own modern day monument.
    When we see her, we are reminded of just how faithful this God is

    happy birthday to our gorgeous Diva-Vida

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  13. To God be the glory. It’s so AMAZING to know that it was your testimony that MK shared last year @ our praise night in TREM last year, when he sang ODOGWU. I remember my sister testimony after eight years God bless her with a daughter and nine month after she had another baby. So happy to read testimonies like this, to everyone believing God for a miracle yours is coming soon just hold on and not forgetting Vida baby happy birthday and God bless you Pastor Mildred and Pastor Kingsley, your programme on tv has bless me, not married yet but it helping out on choosing the right life partner. Happy birthday Vida she soooooo cute. She will continue to be a source joy to you and pastor. First time commenting.

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  14. The Ever and Forever Faithful God, has done it again ! ! !
    ‘O mere impossibility posible,’
    “O me ihe nyiri ndi dokika” I HAIL THEE with tear in my eye and fingers shaking on the keyboard…..

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  15. Happy Birthday Beautiful Davida,May you continually shine and May God be forever exalted.You are a blessing and have also made me to see that indeed God is forever Faithful.
    Great is Indeed His faithfulness.
    Love you pretty babe

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  16. hapi birthday Davida!!! (sorry im a bit late, saw this post 2day) she will surely grow up to know that she’s a very very very special child, being a beautiful and inspiring testimony for you ma & PK & a great prophecy for everyone out there waiting on God. May she grow to bless u ma &pst.K for layin such a godly foundation for her. She is living proof that God is indeed awesome & faithful; He no dey fall person hand at all!

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  17. Congrats Pastor M. Happy Birthday pretty angel. God Bless you and increase you on all sides. You shall continually be a source of joy to your Family, the Church and your generation. Amen. Thank You LORD for this testimony. It can only be YOU Baba.

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