It’s my birthday today! I had made a lot of plans for today. But due to restrictions on movement and social distancing, I can’t do much.
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My birthday was just a remembrance of my arrival into the world until 2012,
I was always grateful to be alive but it never went farther than that.
However, April 2012 made it more than just a birthday.
I woke up to a brand new world that day. I opened my eyes when they were wheeling me into the theatre.
They lifted me onto the bed, propped up on two pillows, and supported by a doctor and one anaesthetist when we got into the theatre.
“Do you remember what happened?” I was not sure, so I didn’t say anything.
“You were in an accident, you were hit by a truck. You should see your leg before we proceed into surgery. We want you to see, okay”.
But I couldn’t sit. My head kept wobbling and my back refused to cooperate.
When I finally looked down and saw my leg or what was left of it, I was forced out of my drugged state.
It was horrible, although it didn’t register much then.
I couldn’t eat meat for two years. My heel was almost ripped off. I could see the bones in the openings where the flesh were torn off, ragged.
I woke up two days later. And got home four months later a brand new person with a brand new life.
And so I was reborn again on my birthday
Since then I started celebrating my Birth and Rebirth on my birthday.
Because I got a new life, a second chance to live again, to try again to be better than I used to be.
Not everyone gets the chance to die and come back to life twice on the same day they were born.
So, I want you to celebrate with me again this year, my birth and rebirth.
I live to see my 40th birthday, not because I am worthy or better but because of His mercies.
I wanted to celebrate with my friends. Then I realised to be grateful, happy, thankful and sharing my story is more.
If I can inspire, motivate or uplift someone then this day would be complete. And I will be happier.
I walked through the valley of the shadow of death, through fire and He brought me out stronger, and better.
Today, I pray for all who are in agony, distressed, depressed or their loved ones, may the Lord soothe your pain.
May He bring you out of all that bring tears to your eyes. And make you better, and stronger. So you can rise and tell the story of how you overcome.
If my story has touched or blessed you in any way, don’t forget to share.
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