It’s Morenike’s turn on the roulette. Give it up for the madame…
I’m all dressed up. It’s a big day. It’s the start of the rest of my life. I look lovingly at my shiny new blonde wig and smiled softly. It took me six long years to earn the privilege of wearing it. Pity I’m not going to make a habit of it.
My phone rings. It’s my mother. She must be done already. “Hey Mom, what’s up?” She unleashes the prayers and as I respond appropriately, a wave if gratitude and relief washes over me. Where would I be without her? Today is a big day for her as much as it is for me. Today is the day I become a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
I’m not big on New Year Resolutions. So obviously, I have none. But I do have high hopes for 2014. Right now this day, the one day in 2014 that stands out in my mind is the day described above. It symbolises the start of many new things for me. But there’s more to 2014 than that.
I grew so much in 2013. Came out with valuable life lessons. I hope that trend continues, life is a never ending maze and you can never know all the rules.
I hope for love this year. Not from anyone, but from within me to others by the bucketful. The showy kind. It could be a pain in the butt when the people you love aren’t sure you do.
I hope for understanding this year. Of the spiritual sort. There’s too many questions up in here. Help us make some sense of it please.
I hope for peace this year too. That inner tranquility that can’t be explained and persists through whatever. I want that. I need it.
But this year, the most important thing I want is Grace. Gods grace. Upon my life. Upon my dealings. Upon my heart. Upon my friends. Upon my choices. Upon my ways. Upon my family and those who are proving to be more than family.