May 22, 2017

Blogging Anonymously or Not

A couple of months ago, someone emailed me asking for blogging advice. In our back and forth emails, I was asked my thoughts on blogging anonymously or not. I think I gave a neutral response, giving one or two reasons why I don't blog anonymously, but also stating some drawbacks it has for me. I thought I should expand on my response and get your thoughts, especially if you're a blogger...

May 19, 2017

Berry Lovely Links

Hey hey,

I'm sorry I didn't put up my lovely links last week - I was completely out of it and exhausted. But there was no way I was going to miss this week's edition!

May 17, 2017

Maternity Style - Blues

This year I've been trying to make sure my finances are in order - saving a lot (for emergencies), and spending only where necessary (mostly). One of the pieces of advice I got was not to spend too much on maternity clothes, as I'll wear them for only a short amount of time - a few months. I did get some maternity pants that I started wearing from my first trimester - I think those were a good investment. But for the majority of this pregnancy, I've been wearing my same old clothes. A lot of them are stretchy and have been able to carry me so far.

May 15, 2017

What I would Have Done Differently for my Wedding

It's been almost 3.5 years since we got married in our beautiful Lagosian Beach Wedding. As much as I loved it, and was on such a high for a while, there are some things that I would change if I had to go back to that time.

May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Today's Mother's Day in America and while I was originally going to put up a post about motherhood, and all the joys surrounding it, my heart is going out to the multitudes of women who have lost children. It's when you're trying for a child and having difficulties like we did, that you realize just how many women have gone or are going through the same thing. Not just trying to conceive but those who have miscarriages, and even lose infants or small children. Because of our African hush-hush culture, most women don't talk about these things. It's the advent of social media and a few courageous women who are bringing a light to these matters.

I will not lie and tell you I haven't had scary thoughts about my pregnancy - every bad story I hear, makes me a little nervous. I thank God for family and friends that continually pray and have faith though.

Anyways, on this Mothers Day, I want to send thoughts and prayers to any woman near or far, who has dealt with loss of their children. I cannot imagine the amount of pain. I cannot put myself in your shoes. I don't know why God allows such things. But I can say a prayer for you from the bottom of my heart.

Dear Lord, God Almighty and All-Knowing. I humbly come into your presence and ask for your special grace and comfort to these mothers who have grieved or are grieving. I cannot imagine their pain, but You know their pain and are the only one who can give them true comfort. I pray that you wrap them in Your arms and let them know that even in the darkest of times, YOU ARE! You are there with them, and You are watching over them, and their blessed angels who are now with you in heaven. Give them love, give them peace, and turn their tears into dancing. I pray that you put a smile on their faces and give them cause to give you glory. May they be that woman in Psalm 113:9 - Happy Mother of Children. This is my prayer, and I ask for all of this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Happy Mothers Day to You.