Stay with Family


In 2017,

My peeps!

I was hit by severe malaria and anemia. My friend with whom I was staying could no longer take care of me so I had to finally go home. This was a hard decision for me to make. The thought of being home was a nightmare but what to do. I just had to go back home. The saying that “East or West, home is best became so real to me”. I also vividly remember my other friend encouraging me to go home because who knows? I might have been that good thing for my family in that season. After lots of thinking, I went home, my beloved mum and siblings wholeheartedly took care of me and by God’s grace, I was completely healed after four months. Thereafter, I once again started planning to leave home and go to my other friend’s home but each time I packed my bags, my heart would say no. This perturbed my mind so much for like a month until one day when I remembered what my friend had told me.

There and then I assured myself that God wants me to be a blessing to my family during this season and hence decided to stay home with my biological family.

Living with my family has greatly changed my life and I’m forever grateful to God. I have realized that my family actually loves me so much and God too is using me mightly. My siblings have become my besties. My mum is therapy and wow, the world is better for me now more than ever.

I, therefore, believe God has a reason for everything, and surely reuniting with my family is one of those greatest treasures I hold close to my heart. Thanks to my friend for encouraging me to chill with my siblings more. God has taught me how to love better through my family. And to my twin thanks also for always pushing me to do more life with my siblings. Indeed charity begins at home!

To my biological mum and siblings, I love you. I thank God for using you to be a great pillar in my life. Thanks for loving, caring for, and counseling me. I am blessed to have you as my family and may God’s love overwhelm you always.

In conclusion,

Let us learn to do life with our families (whichever group of people you choose to call your family) because in so doing many fruits like love, character, and esteem are produced. There is a purpose for each of us in our respective families and it is our role to discover it so that God helps us fulfill it.

Surely, with long life God will satisfy us!

Just to Note:
You’re better off starting a relationship with Jesus Christ.


I am the Lioness Arising
©Gamba With J

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. tcndangana says:

    I am glad your family took care of you. Family is everything they know all your strengths and weskenesses

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    1. justine love says:


      Surely, my family loves me


    2. justine love says:

      Thanks for reading


  2. We have people in our lives who are meant to stay and they always assure us that they got our backs. So glad God healed you. You are loved sissy

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justine love says:

      Thanks sis❤️❤️❤️


  3. I was nervous about moving back home too but it worked out for me. This is so relatable.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justine love says:

      Thank you
      Glad it worked for you too🤗🤗🤗


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