Owoade Writes

Memoirs of a Woman Going Without

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I went to bed last night a little bothered and a well content on how my week went.This week i was able to take some significant small steps towards some of my many plans.But you know after the feeling of satisfaction wears away, you start to remember the other things that needs to be done.

And as thursday night drew to an end, whilst waiting to drift away in sleep, i could not help but focus on the areas that are not going so well for me at the moment.

And then i just noticed have stopped some things due to concentrating on making some of my goals work. Anyways i was able to tell myself, i would live life and not wait for the proverbial perfect timings to get some things moving along.

So when i woke this morning, i decided to wear my expensive sweater, spot my favourite colour of lip gloss. I felt good, renewed!! After church, i usually head back home but this time around i decided to hang back around and chat with a few church members, who urged me to come out to the park with them.

Since am living a spontaneous life these days, i decided to go to the park with them.

The weather was good, lovely company and it felt great to lie on the grass and just gaze into the clear Dubai skies and just soak in the beauty of the day.It was uplifting and reminded me that life is indeed beautiful and full of promises, if only i could stop focusing on what is not working at the moment. And choose to enjoy life and celebrate the little success.

Long story short, i spent the whole day amongst loving people. I was all smiles and happy. How blessed am I?

So my resolution is this: From this day onward, i will maintain the not waiting for perfect time and be more spontaneous. Am so keeping this positive attitude up.

I feel great …….. it’s a good friday.


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The Syrian Angel At Sea

We all woke up to the heartbreaking picture of this three year old toddler’s body washed up on the beach.

A budding dream cut short by life circumstances.

I can’t begin to imagine his last moments, probably calling out for his mom.

Hoping the strong hands of his father will reach out and pull him out of the water

A completely helpless victim, taken down by this catastrophe called war.

A war he didn’t start, a war he knows nothing about, he goes about life filled with love for all.

Yet he had to be a victim of human hatred.

Why is it that when people go to war,only the innocent ones suffer?

Why can’t we all just live in peace if not for anything but for the sake of these little ones?

Lord, am short of words.

For every child affected by war, may the hands of GOD protect and shield you.

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The Strong Woman

Most likely the first thought that will cross your mind, when you see this topic is “there goes another feminist heading”. Lol, well after changing the headlines three times, i decided to leave it as the strong woman so it says what my ramblings are about straight away.

No doubt, we are known as the weaker sex, as a matter of fact i don’t contest that statement.

Yes we are quick to give away emotions, we get things done by crying, throwing tantrums and a times even standing standing our grounds on issues others perceive as senseless.

Whichever way you choose to express the word ‘WOMAN’. One thing cannot be tossed away, we are very important to the very essence of life.

So in my own words, i will go ahead to described the strong woman as:

A woman who knows what she wants. She whines a times, (i know i do). She cries, she has made mistakes and has learnt from her mistakes.

A strong woman is one who,life has thrown her, its jabs.

She has faced situations bold faced.

She takes every situation, as a lesson learnt.

She is focused on the future, she has envisaged for herself.

She is the woman, men pray for, to have as wives.

She is the woman the bible described in Proverbs 31

She is the foundation maker of every individual on earth

She is the STRONG WOMAN!!

Salute to these women.

May we be known as one.

May we befriend them.

May we raise them

To the Strong Woman!!!