Family is bae

#Courage #Beauty_of_doing_family

I am one of those humans who is blessed to do life with family
It is hard for me to hide what I do from my family (mother and siblings)
I mean blood family
They are my backbones sent from God
My ride or dies👌

❤️

Being the person who hangs her to-do list in the sitting/living room
Mainly because that’s where I work from
All thanks to the new remote working mode that I have fully embraced
I always have a little sister who takes her times to read through my list
And goes ahead to keep ‘tabs’ on me
She is always asking me if I have done this or that
With this kind of energy and follow-up,
I cannot afford to be lazy
Or underdeliver
This is one of the reasons I always get my lists done to completion
There is just too much encouragement and accountability that not producing results is not an option.

Being the person that dreads sickness
Each time I am attacked by sickness
Trust my family to be concerned , they will show up in full measure
There is my sister who will make sure I eat what I want to eat for as long as God provides it
There is a mother who will ensure I take my medication on time She will ensure that I am in a clean space
A sister who will ask me what I am suffering from and remind me not to give up on getting better
And a brother to encourage you to go get pricked and tested…
This whole team effort just forces me to get better very first because of the too much love available
And I believe, love heals👌

❤️

Being the upcoming social person who introduces her friends to her family
Trust my family to hold me accountable
I have a sister who is always checking my list and asking me why I no longer mention some friend’s name or why I entertain a certain weird friend or whether I have prayed for some friend
She always reminds me to check on my friends and how I am blessed to have them

There is a sister who just loves all my friends, this one I guard her with my whole heart,
I don’t want my friends having to choose between her or me
Because she always reminds me of the good things about my friends
She is just my camera…
She is always watching how I do life with my friends and asks questions where she needs clarity
There is also a mother who is my other ‘Askari’… Woman has gone through heartbreaks with me and celebrated with me
She has mothered some of my friends too
I will never forget the day she walked 9kms (to & fro) with me on foot to go to Mulago Hospital to check on a friend’s late mum (RIP).
We walked because it was a total lockdown in Uganda and we had no access to an essential worker’s car
That act of love taught me what it means to love over and above.
My mother also has a list of most of my friends and regularly asks for updates about my relationship with each accordingly
With all this great force behind me; I handle my friendships with care, I put love forward and maximize my time with people.

❤️

I just cannot trade my family for anything ungodly.
My family is my anchor
They love me and I see and feel this
They pray for me
They celebrate with me and cry with me
They rebuke me when I act improperly
They have allowed me live like a last born even when I am the third born
They also extend their big hearts to my friends…
I never worry about my friends on days when they show up at my mother’s house unannounced.
My heart is usually at peace because I know they will be catered too with joy,peace and love.

Family is a gift and it takes courage to embrace your family and believe that God made the best choice for you.

Dear friend, spend time with your family. They love you.

And if you don’t have a biological family to hold onto, it is my earnest prayer that God connects you to a loving family that will get you testifying of God’s goodness.

❤️

I love you


I am the Lioness Arising!
©Words from the Pot

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Khaukha Thomas says:

    I hope they read this.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Yes
      They will read this
      Because they do read my work

      Like

  2. Aww. They are such a sweet soul.
    They really should read this. 😊

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  3. conniedia says:

    Such a beautiful Family.
    No one holds us accountable like family.
    Lockdown is the longest i have spent time with my family it’s been worthwhile.

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    1. justynlove says:

      Yes… Family is key…

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  4. Bolaji Gelax says:

    Awww… This is abso-freaking-lutely beautiful! 🥺😍🥰

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Thanks dear one

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  5. Family truly is everything. This is so beautiful Justine. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Thanks too for always reading

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  6. I love family…….this is so awesome that family is indeed our first blessing from God.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Thanks for always passing by

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  7. The Sparrow says:

    Family bond can be the most beautiful thing to hold onto in this life

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      True… I love my family … Thanks dear Joy for passing by and reading me

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      1. The Sparrow says:

        Anytime sis

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