It has been some time since I last posted but before I go any further, I would like to say “THANK-YOU”! THANK YOU for your support, on the passing away of my dad. THANK YOU for being understanding and giving me the time and space I needed to get sorted. THANK YOU, for keeping me in your prayers!
What happened? My father became seriously ill in February but I could not share this with you then. It would have been unfair of me to share his illness publicly, without the consent of my siblings. In this regard, I do apologise. A couple of weeks after, I found out that I would have to go through a major operation. As this was not urgent, I postponed it till after my exams because it would have meant aborting my studies! I could not share this with my mother or siblings as my dad’s condition had taken it’s toll on all of us. In the months following, I had to call my mother daily to offer my support; she spent the entire time at my dad’s bedside!
As time passed, I somehow knew he was not going to make it to his 84th birthday in September. This was quite a difficult time for me, as I was already overwhelmed with my studies in new and unchartered waters. My dad passed away at home and with the preparations for the funeral ongoing, I had to ask my siblings not to contact me in the week prior to my exams in June, so I could adequately prepare. Prior to this, I had had no time nor was I in the right frame of mind to write any post or share my songs; my mind was just full and my head was heavy. After my exams, (which were successful!), I had to travel for the funeral, which meant that I had to miss the internship, a compulsory part of my course!
My operation had to now be postponed again until after the funeral; I was blessed to have had it done within two weeks of being back at home. The nature of the op meant that I would have to take it easy for 6-8 weeks! That time is now over and I am in the process of looking for a job.
What’s next? I have and still am seeking the Lord for direction. I will share this post as an update but will take a break from posting for a while. (Feel free to re-read some of the 191 posts on the blog!) The SONG OF THE WEEK will still be shared on Sundays, for the next 15 weeks; 3 weeks will be for the current album and 12 weeks for the latest album. (Copyrighting the songs now takes about 8 months!)
Conclusion: The last few months have proved again how faithful God is. From exam successes to provision to healing! My first child graduates soon with a double-degree, the second starts college, (university status) and the third has two years of preparation before uni – GLORY TO GOD! The Lord has been speaking to me about complete surrender, trust, paying the price of a calling and learning to listen as he speaks and I need to sit at his feet for instructions.
As I wait on the Lord, please pray for me to receive the grace to hear and do his will. I love you all with the love of Christ! Till next time, keep on walking in Christ!
Funmi 'Lahyorz' Akinmade
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