I sat there today with tears in my eyes. I was so emotional I couldn’t believe it. No! It wasn’t a wedding. It wasn’t even a very big deal usually (at least in my books) but somehow I couldn’t keep the tears away.
My dassah graduated from nursery school today.
When she got ready for school this morning. It wasn’t even still so much of a big deal to me because hey! After all it’s nursery. It’s not as if she just bagged a masters degree. So I gave her a big hug. Took a few pictures.
With all the rain and lekki floods, we even got there late. I passed her in the hall way as they were filing into the hall
But when I saw her on stage with all the other kids.
I couldn’t hold back the tears. That song right there was my undoing. She had no clue how like Annie she really was….
I remembered holding her in my arms for the first time. As I wrapped my arms around her tiny little body, she wrapped herself around my heart and we both held on for dear life. None of us was ever letting go. We both made each other. We became new together. As she settled firmly into my arms and my life I got a tiny inkling into how special she was and why it took God 6 years to prepare me to mother this precious gift to the world. I loved her instantly. I was in awe of her and how special she was and I kept asking myself why God would choose me…. Choose us to parent her. To guard her destiny. To guide her path.
I believe that as parents we are simply God’s nannies. The children are never really ours. We are just blessed to be a major part of their lives
and when you get the chance to care for a special one like my dassah it’s a rare privilege. One I don’t take lightly at all.
I still remember when God gave me her names Hadassah Onyeshielibe Okonkwo. See when I’m dealing with anyone I like to get into their minds and try to understand the thought process. I immediately went off to find the meaning because I know God doesn’t joke with names. You can almost see a persons life in their name. Abraham, Sarah, Israel, Benjamin, Jesus… Get my drift? Your name could either describe you or prophesy to you.
she is an ever green tree. A child who will be productive in every season. She was born for such a time as this. Her life will be the liberation of many. She was born for such a time as this but for now she is a hidden star
Honestly this is just a tip of the revelation I got from studying about her. But one thing is certain the devil never fights any battle that isn’t worth it. Nothing should bother a child more than being abandoned. To grow up with the feeling of being unwanted. So The devil tried to hurt this precious one but God sent her my path with a question for Satan
Who can determine the destiny of another?
ONLY GOD …
So He sent her to us
Today I’m thankful for my baby, my pride and joy, my first born, my first miracle baby, my free gift child and to be honest that’s what makes her extra special.
When you work for something it’s payment but when you are gifted something you could never earn or even deserve then that’s grace. She is God’s expression of grace to me.
Today I’m thankful that she’s growing up healthy, happy, loved, strong, safe and one step closer to destiny. I’m thankful that she’s daddy’s girl
Hadassah ONYESHIELIBE Okonkwo you are loved and you makes us soooooooooo proud. I’m thankful for that ….
Oh! I am ever so grateful for you. You are one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life and I’m thankful that I did.
Are you still counting your blessings? I hope so. Let’s get others counting too. Spread the word guys #Amaghimo #WWW2016
Thank you to all my cheerleaders. I love you guys.
Congratulations to my adorable nephew Michael CHIJIDE III