“I have come to love and accept myself” – my bestie is up! #31days31writers

Posted: December 26, 2013 in 31Days31Writers, A post a day
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Whoop!!!

It’s my bestie up on my blog today!! Whoop whoop! I met Wumi late in 2010 but we didn’t quite kick it off till the next year and it’s been magical ever since! I feel like I’ve known her for like forever, and she’s made up for all the childhood buddies I didn’t quite have!

Wumi is known by my family (Boo Boo loves her), and I love hers. She’s the definition of ‘what you see is what you get’; no airs, no pretence, nothing added on (except a random Peruvian extension or the other, lol)! 

Raji (as I call her, much to her chagrin – but I can’t stop, lol), is a gift from God to me, and I am more than proud that she’s my bestie. Even though she forces me to buy asoebi for people I haven’t met (I love you Bimbo), and has promised me we’ll sleep in whatever church I’ll get married in the day before the wedding so I’m not late for the service (lmao), I love her to pieces!

And I pray for her today, that all her dreams and wishes come true early in 2014, because she’s super, and I’m honored she picked up a pen to put this together.

For Boxing Day special, and the 26th day of the #31days31writers project, here’s my home girl, Miss Wumi Raji!

Life has taught me to expect the good, the bad and the ugly but also, to be hopeful at all times. My name is Omowunmi Raji, I work for Coventry University as the International Officer for West and Central Africa, a job that entails quite a bit of traveling, talking, and meeting different kinds of people. For someone who talks very quickly, stutters sometimes and was once asked if it’s a generational problem because and I quote “I don’t want grandkids that stammer”, getting the job was indeed God’s grace.

I’m thankful for His grace that has brought me this far, grateful for family and real friends (trust me I have few fake friends) and to the one who walked out on me 2 years ago after 8 years of being together just because he thought I wasn’t worth fighting for. I’m stronger, wiser, and his sudden realization that all that glitters isn’t gold but gold-plated is instructive. Life has taught me despite my numerous wants, needs, fears and anxiety, everything will come together in God’s perfect time. Therefore, I’m done worrying!

I have come to love and accept myself for who I am. I might not be there yet but the journey is less tense now especially with my confidence in the God factor which is at work for me. I rest assured in that.

For 2014, I  want to learn more, to give more without expecting anything in return. Also, I hear love is a beautiful thing. Till my Captain America finds me (and he best be getting directions from my Father in heaven and stop wasting time jor), I will keep working on myself, growing in His grace, furthering my career, and being a better daughter, sister, friend, confidant, lover, wife, and mother.

My girl, Miss Raji!!

My girl, Miss Raji!!

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Wumi and I in Calabar Christmas last year for the carnival! Yes we were in a band!

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Us again!! Wearing shades because I had started cooking, literally from the heat! Love you babe!

That's us in Essex sometime in 2011, waiting for our hosts at the train station. Memories!

That’s us in Essex sometime in 2011, waiting for our hosts at the train station. Memories! Pouts of life and destiny!

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  1. I loooooooove!!!! Her account is succinct yet thoughtful and thrilling!
    My amen to your prayer for her is the loudest FGS, you can’t miss it… 🙂

    Many Blessings Wumi! (Divinely,Interestingly&beautifully-orchestrated Captain America inclusive.) i’m such a romantic. Lol

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  2. “I have come to love and accept
    myself for who I am. I might not be
    there yet but the journey is less tense
    now especially with my confidence in
    the God factor which is at work for
    me. I rest assured in that.”-Gbam! Nail on the head. + lmao at Captain America,he may have the directions already but is stuck somewhere,either ways,we wait in faith.
    I loved this,nothing like true,real friendship-one that sticks closer than a sister.may your friendship continue to blossom,amen.

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    • Yes o! Proper nail on the head my dear; there’s a certain peace that comes from realizing that God is in charge and trusting that He’s in charge in your favor.

      As for Captain America, we’re calling him forth o, missed directions or not!

      Finally, big amen to your prayer. Really big amen!

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  3. Chief Sista says:

    Love the besto pics!

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  4. […] “I have come to love and accept myself” – my bestie is up! #31days31writers […]

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  5. Yup, there is only one man who can dismiss all the criteria for getting that “perfect” job and give it to the – by the world’s standard, most unqualified person. Great testimony. Lol @pouts of life! 🙂

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