Monday, December 3, 2007

END OF YEAR REFLECTIONS

As I sit before my computer this third day of December, it gradually dawns on me that in another 27days or so, this year would be gone and another new year(Year 2008) will be ushered in. Was it not just yesterday that we began this year 2007? Or is it only me who feels this year has passed by in a flash??

I had made lots of plans for my life at the beginning of the year and sadly only got few carried out. I don’t like to think I am an unfulfilled person but it’s true. Right now I feel VERY unfulfilled. There are so many things I desire that I can’t boast of yet . Yea, I know as long as there is life there is hope for anything so am not going to go all broody and sad because I believe that though it make take time but I’ll definitely get to my promised land,lol!

This year 2007 has not been uneventful for me. Some things have happened - the good, the bad and the ugly and I intend to put some of them down here.

THE GOOD
My mum had a successful hysterectomy operation.
My younger brother got a better job after he was unjustly laid off by his former bank.
My Company won a major advertising pitch.
I joined blogville and met lots of nice, wonderful people in the process. Yes, you reading are a wonderful person.
My other brother started recording his music album(A star in the making by the grace of God)
My friend Chico finally got a job after 2 years and he is steadily climbing up the ladder in his office.

THE BAD
We lost Mama, the elderly woman who lived in the compound before mine to the cold hands of death. Mama was a wonderful person and was a mother to everyone who came in contact with her. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
My younger brother (spoken of above already) lost his job in a very unjust circumstance. That bad has been over ridden by the good anyway.

I lost a friend Chioma in May. She died while giving birth to her first child. Rest in Peace Chioma.
I ended my relationship with my ex (one everyone thought was leading to marriage).


THE UGLY
After several miscarriages, my cousin finally carried her pregnancy to full term but the baby was still born after a gruelling caesarean operation. That was one harrowing experience. (Thankfully, she is pregnant again and the pregnancy is progressing very well).

Guys I have to stop here. Work beckons. Will add more when I remember them.

44 comments:

simplynuttie said...

I am first.

simplynuttie said...

And second...

Ms. emmotions said...

2007 has come and is almost gone, its time to take stock of all you done and move on to face 2008.

Nyemoni said...

May your 2008 be better than your 2007...Nice one...

30+ said...

Reflections

I was going to post something on that but right now there is no room in my head to even reflect. Princessa remember the comment you left on my meetings palava post. God has not forgotten you and just as your brother got a fantabulous job after he lost the other gurl the good Lord will settle you big time in Jesus name.

You will have rest on every side, just tap into it.

simplynuttie said...

Your Thirty Days of Thanksgiving said it all.

Atutupoyoyo said...

All in all a very fulfilling year I think. You even struggled to come up with convincing Bads and Uglies because they have been quickly displaced by the Goods. I have said it before and I will say it again. You are blessed. 2008 go even better.

UnNaked Soul said...

I think this year ran a lil'bit fast... i thought it was just me...

may the rest of the year until next bring u greater joys, am more reasons to glow *wink*

princesa said...

Awwwh...thank you guys.
@simply nuttie, gurl you stalking my blog?? I hope you've disabled that team member restriction of comments on ur blog o! Am heading over soon.

@ms.emmotions, true talk.

@nyemoni, thanks dear.

@30+, thanks love. Why do i feel the need to say the same prayer for you? God will settle us all BUG TIME in Jesus name, Amen.

@atutu, very discerning comment. I wa strying to remember the bads and uglies but not much came to mind. Seems like i have every reason to be thankful, right? You are a blessing dude.

@unnaked, thanks. Wish you all you wish me and more.

princesa said...

@30+, i meant BIG TIME,lol!

Belle said...

my God, I pray your cousin gives birth to a healthy child...

Allied said...

Dont add more to the bad and ugly just to the good.

I am thankful that you are going to make it to next year.

2008 will be an eventful year, you will have so much Good that you wont even be able to tell it all.

Olamild said...

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And has shed his own blood for my soul.

IT is well with your soul Princessa
It is well

Afrobabe said...

Babe I feel this way every end/begining of year but I think the way forwarding is making more plans...lol...so what if you dont achieve them, at least we are alive and well....

diary of a G said...

it aint just you P...time does seem to fly
and the good wouldn't be good without the bad and ugly...so with that said the rest is for you to figure out...lol

I believe your promised land is closer than you think.....
depends on how you look at it

you should see the winter storm we're having over here...
have a good week

Orientatednaijababe said...

Babes, the year is not over until it is over...Don't give up on this year yet, try to still reach out for those things not achieved yet, u might surprise yourself. The Lord will see you through. I thank God for your life.......

End d year in style and begin the next with God's favour

Jaybabe said...

You are gonna face a perfect 2008
You are gonna achieve what was meant for you, and you only
You'll be able to overcome and stumbling blocks thats gonna come your way this coming year
You are goinno be blessed this coming 2008.
Keep the faith.

xx

simplynuttie said...

I replied you on my blog.
Which Agency?

Am adding you to my bloglist.

exschoolnerd said...

wish u all d best in 2008 oh!!!!!!!!!!!

may 2008 be better than the previous years!

Rinsola said...

Thank God for your mum, and brother, and we're looking forward to sharing in your cousins' joy of a baby. Thank God for your life, we shall all live to celebrate BIGGER and GREATER things in 2008 By Gods' grace.

Bubbles said...

Eya, sorry to hear about ur friend. U still have time to accomplish all the things u want to do with ur life.

princesa said...

@belle, thanks for that prayer dear.

@allied, thanks. You are always so sweet. I dont think i'll be adding anymore bads/uglies.

@olamild, that was a wonderful rendition from our soon to be star! 2008 is our year sweetie.

@afrobabe at least we are alive and well abi? So true.

@DOG, thanks for being so positive dude. A girl REALLY needs friends like you all.

@ONB, i wonder if i can achieve the things i want to in the next 26days. Anyway am grateful am alive and very hopeful. Thanks for the good wishes.

@jaybabe, i claim all those prophetic statements. Wish you the same too girl. Thanks.

@simplynuttie, will check out ur blog. Cant tell u that here girl. Maybe when we see in camera,lol! Thanks for adding me.

@exschool, thank you ooooooooooooooo!!!!Same to you ooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

@rinsola, thank God for your life too dear. Amen to that prayer.

@bubbles, thank you

Queen of My Castle said...

May your 2008 be a blessed and prosperous year. Thought about doing a similar post, but eh, was too lazy. LOL You are such a beautiful soul.

Sparkle said...

AMEN!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

My sista, I read your post and my heart broke for your cousin. She is in my prayers. May God bless this pregnany an may the child represent the Lord's sweet grace and mercy. He/She will be an absolute blessing to his family and will open the doors for more blessings to come unto them. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

Phew, now that I got my Church session out of the way, I hope all is well with you and thank God for all the good in your life. The bad and ugly will only increase the many great things planned for you.

Take care dear.

Zephi said...

well we thank God for the good bad and ugly for we know all things work together....you know the rest

princesa said...

@castle queen,thanks.You are a beautiful soul urself dear.

@sparkle,Amen too.

@soloD,lol@church session. Thanks for the prayer. I REALLy appreciate it dear.

@zephi,they will all work together for good in our lives in Jesus' name, Amen.

fantasy queen said...

times just so impatient this yr, flying through, not stopping at the cross roads, or following the traffic rules...at least it has one advantage, the blue mon=ments passes by quick.

thankGod for every moment as i keep reminding myself, its this way, but it could have been worse, the good might have been the bad, and now that did have been terrible.

i hope for the best of the rest of the yr, that all our dissappionts be turned into blessings in the coming yr.
ciao!

simplynuttie said...

Will leave a message for you on my blog!

Orientatednaijababe said...

babes, i have updated on the story i started...so una go let me rest now....Take care jare

femme said...

i didnt know your brother got another job. yay!!!
good for him.
how now?

pamelastitch said...

hey girl,
what is shaking? sorry - I have been in and out of blogville...but I will be back finally on Friday.

But, I think a lot of great things have happened in your life this year.
Be patient. :-)

AND SMILE!!

Carlang said...

I'm happy for you.
You;re absolutely right. The year zoomed by pretty quickly.
Now i'm scrambling about trying to do as many things as i can from my unnerving to-do list.

cant wait for the updates.
happy you joined blogsville!!

GERALD said...

we should just wonder how the years go by...

Kawana Aminata Oliver said...

I am 35th Lolz, Nice post, I think I shall bite this ;)

Ejura said...

Isn't life just like cake? Sweet ingredients, tasteless ingredients and then down right bitter ingredients. But it all comes together for good if that cake is being baked by God. He just knows how to put in all the ingredients in the right amounts doesn't He? The devils cake has no sugar and even if it does, it will no doubt lead to diabetes. Such bad belle!
God has obviously been good to you this year.
Congrats on all the success you and your family have enjoyed this so far. There's more in the offing.
Take care

Bold and Beautiful said...

2007 has been a good year ....who knows expect a miracle before it ends.

Calabar Gal said...

The year has flown by pretty fast but we know that 2008 will be an even better year for all of us.

KreativeMix said...

2008 will be fabulous!!!

A Kel called Wonder ...... said...

Its all well my dear, Your 2008 will be full of goods, and notice the goods listed are more than the bad and ugly.

Thank God for ur brother

princesa said...

@fantasy queen, do the blue moments pass quickly? I don’t know. Thanks.

@simplynuttie, okay will check it out.

@ONB, I have read and commented. We no go let you rest sha,lol!

@femme, that’s cos you have been MIA. I dey my sister.

@pammy. I’ll be patient. Thanks girl.

@carlang, am glad you are in blogville too. You are still scrambling to complete ur to-do list. Me, I have left everything till next year. Let me breathe abeg.

@gerald, its something to wonder about o!

@kawana, thanks. Go on take a bite,lol!

@ejura, thanks for that comment babes. Great things are in the offing for us all.

@bold and beautiful, am hopeful. My miracle is on the way. Thanks.

@calabargal & kreativeMix AMEN!!!

@a kel, thanks dear.

Afrobabe said...

update jare...how is monday coming up?

princesa said...

Updating soon dearie.
Blogger no gree me o!

Aijay said...

Hey darling, sorry I missed out on this post. God has beautiful things in store for us.
We only need to be patient. It is well!!