Three days to Christmas, Eden called. Our discussion centered on Christmas gifts for our husbands. Easy enough. The convo was over in 20 minutes. Before she hung up she said ‘just show a lil’ more love this Christmas, darling’
Hiannnnnnn. More love kwa. I never try?
I didn’t even give that message a second thought as I drifted off to sleep.
…a door slams shut and children are running all over the place.
…a stereo is turned on so loud. And one of these meaningless naija songs is jamming.
…a woman starts shouting at her dog ‘Roger’ to eat or she will throw him downstairs.
Jizoxxxxxxxxxxxxx So I can’t even have a decent siesta in this compound. I am barely three months in this neighbourhood and I’m on the verge of losing my mind.
My neighbours…what can I say?
Neighbour A and his wife are never home till midnight so the kids have liberty to run berserk and disturb us that are ‘sane’.
Neighbour B has many guy friends. And all the convos I have overheard…eishhhhhhhhh…parental guidiance needed.
Neighbour C is pleasant but very busy and rarely home. His wife is home most times, I have never seen a crack a smile since we moved and she shouts at everyone…including the dog.
Mschewwwwwwww I can’t sleep with all the noise. I stare out the window and replay my convo with Eden ‘…show a lil’ love’, she says. To who naaaaaaaaaaaa? I think.
I just stare out in frustration at the people making my siesta time impossible…The Neighbours. Ohhhhhhh. That’s it. I can show love to my neighbours. Sweat dripping down my face. How? Christmas gifts. Everybody loves getting gifts…at least I do.
Long story short…on Christmas day, my gifts went out.
It was worth it. The surprise on the faces of the kids that nearly drove me mad and the hugs they lavished on me thereafter…
The ‘God bless you’ from a usually vulgar mouth…
A big smile of thanks from the very tight lipped woman… All worth it. Clap for meooooooooo.
I enjoyed the feeling of showing love.
It felt so good doing my job and I plan to take that job seriously in the New Year. God loves us all and his greatest joy is seeing us love each other as well. I am sure I will have the time of my life…
Loving myself (of course)
Loving animals (snakes not included)
Loving this world.
I will love and rejoice in the peace and happiness it brings to me always.
Posted on December 30, 2013, in Dear Jesus. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.
I am officially the first to comment on this blog!!! Yaaaaaaa!!!
I love the huge lesson in this simple story…
Show a lil more love indeed!!! Only a little can go a pretty long way truly.
5star first post darling. Can’t wait for more!!!
Lotta lotta love girl
Yes ma’am. U should be. Thank you for the lessons and tipsooooo. I still envy ur consistency. Kaiiiii
Thank u E’ for Before, now and later’. Love u. Booski.
Yay! Dumto is here yipee!! Oh and I like the way you have written this, kinda like a story and oozing freshness. Rock on girl! And weldone on sharing the true essence of Christmas, erry one needs alil love.
Oozing freshness…cheiiiiiiii. Tony will not hear word todayooooooooo. Thank u darling. Muahhhh!
Nice one made. For a first post U̶̲̥̅̊ did well. Pls keep up the good work and show more love.
Ahhhhhh…thank uooooo.Hoping to improve and become better at this. Thank u so much
Lovely Story; Deep Lesson. Welldone and Welcome to blogville!
Awwwwww…i will blush taya today. Thank you Sweets.
Eziaha definitely has wonderful friends worth following oo! Great post, expecting more!
Hehehehehehe…I agree to everything u said. Thank u so much. Grace not to disappoint…we pray O Lord
My sweedie has a blog now! Yahhh! *running around screaming wildly * Love it! And I have no qualms about the neighbours! They don’t know the whirlwind that is Ezar! God bless you sweetie! Soar on!
I’m enjoyin the comments. Encouraged much. Thank u darling. Grace to be consistent…we pray O Lord….
and where haff u been since???? starving us of awesome write ups like this
welcome to the blogosphere, i love this write up, indeed the smiles gotten when we show love to others is priceless.
welcome again, waiting for more like this
M serzly laffin here,imagine parental guidance needed ina neighbour’s house,where u have anoda neighbour wit many children!
Then dat vulgar lady needs to v a special fence o!
M kukuma sayin my own o
U haff not heard anything sef. Hehehehe. Valerocious, hugs and kisses.
Those neighbour eh i can relate, looking forward to more post from ya.
Thank u darling. More will come by God’s grace. God bless
ah, I commented before oo.
where is my comment??? #crying.
issorite, welcome to the blogos[phere Ezar .
you’ve been starving us of awesome writings like this, hopefully, no more, thank God u r on. welcome!…
Ah,I’ve commented twice now,it didn’t appear.
Oh well,my loss.welcome Dumebi.
Loved this post…
Heehehehehe…it appeared. No loss. Thank you Sweets. I strive to improve…by God’s grace
Hehehe,yeah I see,no loss at all.
yep,His grace is enough,you can only be better. *smiles*
Great post…and great job. Now you want to make me wish I had neighbors but it won’t work!😝
in a world dat lies in wickedness,it is only LOVE dat conquers all.Be more than a conqueror nd keep loving.Cover d world with a BLANKET OF LOVE.
Darling Eden…u are on point. Love truly conquers all. Love you plenty
Laughing really hard at “..snakes not included..”… I try really hard not to hate anymore. AT ALL… But snakes?! No, thank you. Glad I’m not alone..
We keep trying not to hate…no matter how difficult it may seem. Im a snake hater for life though. You are not alone.
Nice one! Continue d gud job