Life and Living It!

Seven

I know, I know…it’s been so long and you thought we weren’t going to have a blogversation any more, right? I mean…2020 hasn’t been a year to write about, though there’s a lot to write about!

Wait, did that sound confusing? Hey, don’t blame me, blame the year!

You know how they say seven is the number of completion? God created the world in 6 days and rested on the seventh. The Israelites marched around Jericho for six days and on the seventh, they marched seven times, and when they blew their trumpets, the walls came tumbling down! I pray this is my year of completion and perfection, so whatever walls are holding me out, will come down like Jericho’s! ☺

Coincidentally, today is exactly seven years since I made the big decision to move to the United States of America! Yup, I’m in my perfect year, and a decade is quickly catching up with me in these here Columbus streets!

I can’t believe how fast seven years have gone and how much I still miss Ghana. It feels like it was just yesterday, when my dad was running with Gingy, and I was right behind them hauling our carry-ons! We were late, and the last to board the plane; so we had to run before the gates were closed, like our lives depended on it. Thankfully I’d already checked in online, so we didn’t have to go through the hassle of that. Heck, we’d have missed our flight if I hadn’t done that earlier!

It was my dad’s birthday (as it is today), and he was all dressed up and running with his granddaughter while his daughter was behind, running too! I am so glad he was the last family we saw before getting on the plane! The memories of that day has been imprinted on my with indelible ink!

I don’t know if things have changed, but back then only passengers were allowed into the departure hall at the airport. On that day however, my father was allowed in with us. I guess it was God’s way of having my dad “wave me off” into the “world”!

Yup, time sure have flown by! And the American life is still a fast track one, though thanks to Covid-19, it has kind of slowed down a little. πŸ™„. The food portions are still large, too salty, too sweet or too fatty! The cars are still big, if not bigger. And I thought I’d be used to the cold by now, but I guess I never will be. I am still a girl from the tropics and will always prefer summer to winter!

I have assimilated quite well over the years, though there are some things I am still trying to figure out. I have had some great years and some not so good years, but it’s all part of the growing process, right? And though this year is not yet over, it has been one of the strangest years in my life, so far! I’m sure it has been for you too. I hope next year is better, God willing!

There’s still a lot I am looking forward to doing in the coming years, but for now, I’ll toast to seven years of God’s grace, mercies, provision, protection and love;
and a happy, happy birthday to my dad!!

Cheers to seven and more! 🍾πŸ₯‚

Sedimentally yours,

Sedi.❀❀❀

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