Christmas With Friends…

Okay people I’m back before Miss Shittu officially takes over my blog and I get relegated to one back office editing what she writes Nooooooo!!! Kemi you are not taking my blog. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ of course you know I’m kidding. In fact I’m hoping in the spirit of Christmas to feature more amazing female writers. Once I can get them to write for me. 😊

Okay so today as I sit at Lagos Business School (LBS) Pan Atlantic University Β this morning, Β I’m thinking about how meaningful female friendships can be. I probably would be in bed this morning after sending coach E her workout picture but I came out bright and early to LBS to celebrate my friend turned sister Mabel as she graduates today.Β I’m sooooooo proud of her. Mabel is one of those “still I rise people” Nothing can keep her down.

Okay so incase you don’t know who Mabel is then I take it you are new to my blog. Let me give you an assignment go and find blog posts about her here and nope I didn’t tag her. That’s too easy 😁😁

So anyhow I’ve been hearing a lot of ladies say things like ” I don’t have female friends. Women like drama!” Well let’s remedy that. I think there’s a place for godly female friendships in your life. I always ask, if all of us are so great individually? So where is all this so-called drama from? Truth is there are more amazing women than there are bad. We always just focus on the bad. To be honest, I don’t have too many friends but all the ones I do have are really great. We look out for each other, we have each other’s backs and even though we don’t see all the time when we do see it’s…

We connect on a different level.

You will never fully understand this till you have godly female friends. People that can tell you the truth and look out for you and pray for you and with you. People who challenge you to do more and be more.Β 

Who make you want to be more like Jesus everyday. Make you want to be better because they challenge your very bestΒ 

People who never give up on you no matter how crazy it gets or how annoying you become.Β 

Your pain becomes their pain. Your victories, their testimonies. When you are in Labour they push with you, when you are nursing they hold on to baby so you can have a few minutes of shut eye. They need no entertaining when they come to visit Β they either bring food or cook it at your place. Trust me there are some things that only your female friends get.

Have a nasty breakup and all your guy friends be like “get over it already! Good riddance.” Your chick friends will let you cry Β first, then cry with you, then tell you later how he didn’t deserve you….. but they understand and the process. And the process is key to healing.

And when it’s time to have fun they know how to throw down and let you be you

Ever had a terrible menstrual period? You really think your male friends get it? Want a bridal shower? A baby shower? A male friend? Think again. Somethings are just better with female friends trust me.

Need someone to babysit when your mum and mother-in-law are not available? Have an emergency event and have nothing Β to wear? Whose wardrobe will you be raiding? Godly female friends just work.

New revelation from the word? Who will scream down the phone with you at the accuracy of God? Or lift holy hands with you in worship? Biko godly female friends rock. Β  (My beautiful covenant friend and sister Itunuade Iyun -love her in a million ways)

To tell you the truth you don’t know what you’re missing. And what you are keeping people from experiencing by keeping your friendship to yourself. So since we are in such a jolly mood this season, let me put on my Mrs Claus hat and throw in a Christmas giveaway

So are you ready?

Trust me you will have fun with this one. So here’s what you do.

  • Take a Christmas themed picture with 3 of your female friends (tip- make it as creative and as christmassy as possible) that makes 4 of you.Β 

  • Go to Instagram and search for our page @justusgirlsnaija follow us.

  • Post the picture and tag us @justusgirlsnaija then use the Β hashtag #JUGNchristmaswithfriends.Β 

  • We will repost and the picture with the highest likes wins.Β 
  • Tag all your friends in the picture because we will need all their handles if your picture wins.Β 

I’m sure you are guessing what the prize is Β 

The winners will have their winning picture up as our Just Us Girls Naija header for one week Β this season (imagine you get to replace these cuties) and every one in your squad gets a personalized Christmas gift from us at JUGN. Don’t worry it’s gonna be good. But I’m keeping it secret.Β 

Okay so the whole process has a deadline. You need to send in your entries on instagram latest 14th December and then voting for likes ends 21st December.

Please note: any likes after midnight Β on the 21st of December will not be counted.Β 

Okay ladies get your squad together. You will be amazed at how much fun you will have. It will also make you think. Who your friends are. I know mine….

Now get to it. No time.

Love you guys.

Yes it’s me Pastor Mildred.

18 thoughts on “Christmas With Friends…

  1. Awwwwwwwwwww… Mama this post is sooo refreshing πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹… these baby girls pictures … overload of cuteness 😍😍😍😍… kai! gurls are sooo pretty!! I love this challenge … it’s going to be sooo much fun😁


  2. Wow! I kept checking my mail for your post, finally them came at the right time. God bless you pastor M. This post is sooo refreshing, holy spirit open my eyes to godly female friends.


  3. For some unknown reason I got drawn to the paragraph where you mentioned something about female feature writers. Did you have specific
    a. people
    b. content
    in mind? I have no idea why I felt led to ask this.


  4. Yes its you… hahahah… i had to catch up on all the posts, The days are to short and the nights are shorter its like we have 6 hours in a day now…. I love this post its soft in a million ways and yes i agree guys are all shades cool but nothing compares to one great cool fun loving and yes godly friend… who prays with you, for you, worries your worry, owns your problems and stands strong by you….. and love you even if they are far far away…. love you loads mama and i love this post… 😘😘😘😘😘😘


  5. Like!!!!!!!!!!!!πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ’“
    I even like the drama between female godly friends. There is good drama and i certainly do good drama!!! Like vexing, tears, i am not doing again, ya sooooo annoying, beg till someone is blue, forgive because you know you need your sanity lol, say i love you a gazzilion times a day, hug till the backbone is threatened, kiss and love on with every emotion possible and more!!! I looooooooove my female friends. My life wont be same without them sha.
    I respek those who say they dont have or like female friends. Wow!!! That’s another level of grace right there!!! Me and my Girlfriends ALL YEAR EVERY YEAR!!!
    COngrats to Mabel πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ
    And this is my BEST POST YET!!! But all my friends are just far. Anybody in dcc wanna add me to their squad? Lol.


  6. And how timely i am just reading this now. Like i am awake and thinking of how i am going to go off on TWO of my friends tomorrow. Lol. Like, when these Chicks annoy, it pains!!!! But the simple truth is cos we are human, even if godly, we are gonna get on each other’s wrong sides but the real maturity is handling it with love and grace. Like i legit had to google godly female friendships and pick a lot of things from online sources that made me repent. I will still go off on them but we will kiss and make up too, and keep it moving like nothing happened.
    My point is, we can keep the yamayama drama away if we would just be mature and show grace in our godly female relationships. Oh and be humble and vulnerable and AGAIN show grace. Humans are COMPLEX last last, including me. But frankly, i possibly couldnt do without the Chicks God has brought me.


  7. I have to come back here to comment that i have really made up ooo. This post further gave me perspective sha. Thank You mama.πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ


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