Diary of a Naija Kopa (11)

Today’s story is about the second to the last month of my service year…the goodo September!

August ended with me being with the Kunhiyops. When I received my NYSC allowance for August, I withdrew a token and took it to my foster mum. I wanted to contribute to whatever she’d be spending for our upkeep; I didn’t just want to be occupying space, contributing nothing. Mummy refused to collect the money. Her generosity is indisputable. I had been thinking about staying with them for the rest of the service year because they made me feel at home, so at the spot, I asked if I could continue staying with them. You guessed right- she agreed. I thanked her but I didn’t feel like I had done it enough, so I went into the room, called my mum and explained everything to her after which I asked her to help me show my appreciation.

My foster family have truly been family to me, and I never cease to thank God for making me meet them. My foster sisters made me feel like the big sister that I never was. We talk about several interesting topics, have family game nights, and it’s so nice to see how they’ve become comfortable with sharing their life with me. I can recall telling myself many times “this looks like it.” Yes, their family is like the one I’d like to raise.

Another highlight for me was when I had a video call with my mum in Zaria. She was together with all my sisters and nieces, so I saw them all. I’ve missed them so much and it’s pleasing to know that I’m going to be seeing them soon.

I also had my last CDS in September. It was nice working with my teammates.
I’m glad that I joined financial inclusion CDS group from camp. I’m also grateful for all the right decisions God has helped me make.

One more thing I’ll like to point out is a time when I went shopping at a nearby supermarket. On getting to the counter to make payment, I met a fellow corper who paid for everything I bought. There are certainly many more things for which I’m grateful. I know that attempting to pile them before expressing my gratitude will result in me forgetting some of the blessings, so I try to say thank you as soon as I recognize them.

With my whole heart, with my whole life, and with my innermost being, I bow in wonder and love before you, the holy God! Yahweh, you are my soul’s celebration. How could I ever forget the miracles of kindness you’ve done for me? You kissed my heart with forgiveness, in spite of all I’ve done. You’ve healed me inside and out from every disease. You’ve rescued me from hell and saved my life. You’ve crowned me with love and mercy. You satisfy my every desire with good things. You’ve supercharged my life so that I soar again like a flying eagle in the sky!
Psalms 103:1‭-‬5 TPT

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