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. 😂😂😂😂😂😂 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 this morning, 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. 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.
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 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 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.
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. (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.
- Go to Instagram and search for our page @justusgirlsnaija follow us.
- Post the picture and tag us @justusgirlsnaija then use the hashtag #JUGNchristmaswithfriends.
- We will repost and the picture with the highest likes wins.
- Tag all your friends in the picture because we will need all their handles if your picture wins.
The winners will have their winning picture up as our Just Us Girls Naija header for one week 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.
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 on the 21st of December will not be counted.
Now get to it. No time.
Love you guys.
Yes it’s me Pastor Mildred.