Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lots of Love Layla

There have been very few times I have felt like my heart was literally breaking.
- The months after December 2005. Missing my friends that went to heaven without saying goodbye.
- Lagos. Summer 2006. A very run down orphanage with children who were out of the ordinary, to put it mildly. Their pictures are grafted in my memory forever.
- January 2010. Seeing pictures of all the suffering in Haiti after the earthquake.
- March 2010. Hearing stories of the crisis in Jos, Nigeria. I have been too much of a coward to look at pictures. I saw 2 and my friend described one to me. The description alone made me cry.
- Reading up on Layla Grace. A 2 year old girl who died of cancer on March 9th 2010.
I finally looked at pictures of little Layla before she died, with all her hair gone, playing in the water. It felt like someone was smashing the pieces of my heart.

Today, as soon as you get a chance, tell your Mother/Father/Sister/Brother/Best friend you love them.
Tomorrow is not promised, as cliched as this may sound, especially in today's World.
But most especially, tell Jesus you love Him - because He first loved you.

I am going to attempt to get back to studying and quit complaining about the fact that I am not in the mood for this all-nighter I might have to pull.
Or the fact that I just want Spring break to be here already.
Instead I will be grateful. You know why? Because Jesus loves me, this I know.
I am blessed with the best family ever.
I know what it means to be a friend and I have friends I would trust with the life of my baby brother - that says a lot.
Lots of Love, Princess


KabiOsi Edumare said...

In a single day,we can lose everything.All dat we think is most important to us can be gone in a flash--our home,our job,our belongin,our health,& even our luv 1s.But dere's 1 tin dat we can count on through d worst of times,even wen we think all is lost,& dat's His luv is d only constant in life,and through Him,we can draw enough strength 2 nt only survive d very worst of times,but to reclaim hope&happiness 2morrow.