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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!!

He is a great God and his mercy endures forever.

I don’t take this for granted for he has enabled me see another year 2015.

2014 was an awesome year to say the least. I learnt many lessons and experienced his Grace totally.

I almost lost everything i had, but regained it in double. I was made whole.

Something profound speaks from my heart that 2015 is a year of God’s blessings and favor.

So what have I set to do?

That God may use me as his vessel-My Mantra

Verses for the year

He that endureth unto the end, the same shall be saved. Matthew 24:13

He is my defense; I shall not be moved. Psalms 62:6

WHAT HAVE I SET TO DO?

2015 RESOLUTION
I Pray that the following come a reality

  1. Go back to school and two utmost 3 different classes by end of 2015
  2. Make New friends
  3. Learn to say Hello in 5 different languages
  4. Travel outside Kenya
  5. Trust my Instincts
  6. Write a story
  7. Be on time –Punctuality
  8. Broaden my horizons in all dimensions
  9. Go camping
  10. Knit a Mart
  11. Smell the roses
  12. Write a letter
  13. Appreciate the simple things in Life
  14. Visit children’s Home and bless them
  15. Meditate more often
  16. Perform random acts of kindness
  17. Be spontaneous
  18. Be Humble
  19. Strike a conversation with strangers
  20. Take the stairs not the escalator
  21. Apply for my dream job and challenge myself
  22. Do what I love
  23. Start a business
  24. Spend more time with myself
  25. To share the story of my life and Settle down
  26. Go to church more often
  27. To speak passionately and fluent before a congregation of more than 300 people
  28. Make my environment a better place,being conversation starter,talking passionately about what i believe in
  29. Above all i will let God be in- charge of everything in my Life

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF GRANNY………………….

It’s yet again that season of festivities known as Christmas.

I don’t know what Christmas means to you either joy, celebration mood, happiness BUT for me I look back at it with nostalgia. The reason I say this is because December my holidays are filled with anniversaries to commemorate the passing our dear family members. My grandpa (1927-2011) and Uncle Sam (1952-2004) RIP all.
I reflect the conversation I had with my grandpa. During my holidays when we closed university for holidays two or three weeks I used to travel to countryside. You would eagerly ask me, How is Nairobi? Has it rained? How my school was. Which granny would ask that id he doesn’t know the importance of education? At times you would tell me when you left the city Nairobi and Mlolongo were two different cities apart but you would guess that the buildings have sprouted up along the highway to look like an extension of the city centre.
In my first, second and third year, you would clearly see and identify my voice and greet me excitedly with a warm welcome. Fear gripped me in my final year when I noticed u were not able to see me, appreciate the nature, walk to and from the nearby market you liked to go daily instead you spent most of your time in bed. It dawned on me that you are on your twilight days. When I was at your bed side you no longer recognized me as your eldest granddaughter. How sad..the way you were concerned about my school you never saw me graduate  on my most important day 20th August 2011.( This I promise was written one year later in marking my first anniversary after I graduated)
By the time I cleared with schoolwork December 2010,I looked forward to seeing you over the holidays to see how you were fairing . I celebrated Christmas in the city and vowed to myself New Year I will be with you and the extended family together. When I heard of your sickness on 23rd Dec 2010 I got scared. I asked God so many questions, why we will be nursing a sick person admitted in hospital when everyone else was in festive mood. December 25th we celebrated with the family in Nairobi. It was a big celebration and I worked tirelessly to see success of the get together.
The dawn of 26th Dec I called mum and said that you were fine. I was missing everyone at home and the thought of you being in hospital bed drove me insane.

On 27th December the city could no longer accommodate me. I was restless, packed my bags and off to see grandpa in the hospital where he was admitted. My instinct and conscience was telling me I go to hospital.
When I got to the hospital I was speechless. I watched you as you lay in bed speechless, helpless wondering what I could do to make you feel better. My cousin who lived in the hospital used to bring you uji every break time. I cleaned your hospital drawer in the hope when you wake up ,you will find the place cleaner with the stuff that I had brought for you. How wrong I was. It was amazing how time passed so fast that at 2pm the nurse on duty requested us to leave the ward.
I stared at you passed the nurse and off I walked out to the hospital benches.I contemplated sitting there till 4pm but dad advised me to leave with hope to see you the following day. Three days you lay in the hospital bed.
On 30th December 2011,you left us with an indelible mark . you left behind three wives,17 children and 54 grand children. Your funeral was one of the largest crowd we had ever seen. The compound even became smaller. Everyone was amused and of only you could wake up and see the crowd for sure you would have been pleased of your sons and daughters.
My most trying moment was when I was handed over the microphone to say my tribute to you. I could not talk but with my other cousins we sang a song
In memory with you this is a poem we wrote for you with cousin Purity.

DEAREST GRANDPA
The days that we have shared,
Near and far apart,
The time that we dined together,
Your wise words and your hearty laugh,
That always brightened a dull day.

Your scorn that wouldn’t go unnoticed,
Getting one on the right path when lost,
The comfort that you gave us
With your ever welcoming spirit and your guiding hand
Always leading us to a safe bode,
And assuring each one of us your presence.

These and many more,
Will live with us and in us
Though you are gone our dearest
Your sweet memories, wise words,
Will keep us going all the way,
Trying to finish what you started
Sticking together as a family
And being there for one another
For that grandpa would be your wish,
You will truly be missed.
Rest with Angels till we meet again
GOODBYE GRANDPA
©IN LOVING MEMORY OF GRANDPA WHO PASSED AWAY 29th December 2010.RIP

Its been two years and truly the void you left is still in our hearts.
I hope we meet soon granny.