When I look at this picture, I took three years ago, it reminds me of a lot of things. After a very funny experience, sleeping in a sitting room of a cottage in UK with one of my sweet and amazing friend Omalicha...and our hustle and bustle mixed with favour the next morning at the university's gym as I got ready to travel to USA for my friend's wedding.
In the midst of your helpless times, God always sends angels. I really appreciate Ene and one of the families at Porter's house for their amazing support.
I just planned to enjoy the trip to Georgia, have as much food as I could and also watch a lot of movies. It was British Airways, you can imagine..it was one of my best trips ever...so loooved the BA experience, unforgettable it was.
It was not as cold as I thought it would be, that was relieving. This amazing friend of mine, Tolu was at the airport to pick me up. I met Tolu in church at one of our services back in Nigeria. On seeing her, I knew she was different. She had an aura of grace around her and she is frankly one of the most cultured, decent, intelligent and disciplined woman I know. She is also very God fearing. So we got talking and I invited her over to my house, we talked about God, faith, marriage and life in general as well as our future plans. It was like I had known her for five years. As the host, I gave her a treat of my favourite wine and fried turkey.
She later told me, she would be travelling for her masters and kinda heard too she would be getting married soon. We kept in touch while she travelled to US and while I traveled to UK. I told her, I would come for her wedding. Little did I know that the words we speak have a way of being tangible and by God's grace, I was there.
She took really good care of me during my short stay at Georgia and went the extra mile before I traveled to Maryland.The family I stayed with and her husband, awesome people...plus giving me the opportunity to listen to their love story. This picture was taken on the first Sunday after her wedding. Thanks Tolu for being an amazing person and God bless your family. Keep shining!
We are still friends till today but most importantly I learnt that when we connect with the right people and make an effort to reach out to people we admire and invest in true friendship as well as be a true friend. It has a way of changing your life in a positive way and bringing you bigger, better and awesome opportunities plus sweet memories you never ever imagined.
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