ONCE UPON A THURSDAY with Lauren BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN 2 I awoke as buckets of water flushed down my face. Mother nestled me in a long and warm embrace the minute she noticed my eyes opening. On the other hand, Father drank from a bottle of schnapps, too lost in a world of alcohol to care. "Your father is drinking again." Mother sighed heavily. "I thought he had stopped." "I knew he wouldn't." I gazed at him with newly found contempt. *** My mind wandered to a time when Father was my hero. He never wore a cape but in my opinion, superman and batman could not compare to him. We did not have much but he worked relentlessly, ensuring that Mother and I had most of what we needed. I didn't care if I did not have everything, to me, Father, Mother and gran-gran were everything. Gran-gran was Father's mother. Father had insisted that she had come live with us so she could be properly taken care of. Everything changed when Father lost his job at the factory that he worked in. The company had recorded excess liabilities and could not pay off. Hence, workers were downsized. Father no longer slept, he stopped eating, began drinking and would go on for days without bathing. Mother pleaded with him while he and gran-gran did not stop exchanging words. I had never seen the two of them like that. "What nonsense is this?" Gran-gran's voice echoed all over our two bedroom house. "Does losing your job mean you'll lose your sanity?" "You reek badly." She looked at him with disgust. "Mama, he'll change. He's only going through a phase." Mother tried to reason with gran-gran. "What useless phase is this that has lasted for a whole month?" Gran-gran hissed so loudly that I thought her teeth must have ached. "Can't you get a new job?" "I'm 48, mama, who wants to employ a man so old?" Scratching his bald head and drinking from his bottle, he asked bitterly. "You. You can employ yourself. Can't you get something doing?" Gran-gran voiced impatiently. "What will I do?" He opened both palms as he questioned gran-gran. "I've worked in that factory for twenty-three years, that's all I know how to do. Where will I get the money to start my own factory?" He sobbed. "You, Mary, can't you talk to your husband? Do you think it's good for this girl to see him like this?" Gran-gran pointed at me with tears in her eyes. Feeling the need to say something, I stood up from the corner where I sat to the middle of the living room, where everyone could see and hear me clearly. I looked into Father's face as I uttered words that left everybody stunned. "Many fade away as they retire or lose their jobs. Don't fade away, Father." I looked down immediately, cracking my knuckles awkwardly. If shock was a man, I could bet I met him that day. The entire room went silent with shock. The only sound that filled the room was my cracking knuckles. "What did you just say?" Father lowered his bottle to the chipped living room tiles. "Edi, what did you say?" "Father, you have to stay abreast with facts or else you'll be like the mechanic who only knows how to fix one brand of car." I said those words as quickly as possible, hoping that my sudden boldness would not go away as swiftly as it came. "Where did you hear that from?" Mother stared at me in awe. "The latent power of the human spirit." I muttered. "Ehn?" All three of them chorused. #beautifullybroken #onceuponathursdaywithlauren #AbeokutaMC #yearofLights 🌟 ...to be continued
72HOURS TO THE GLOBAL SERVICE WITH PASTOR CHRIS The June Edition of the Global Service With Our Dear Man Of God, Pastor Chris. Participate Live with the Loveworld Television Ministry Networks as we broadcast live to all the nations of the world in their languages. Stay connected by downloading the cloveworld mobile app from the App Store itunes.apple.com/ng... also Google Play Store https://goo.gl/Zww1Ap #LTMNetworks
The revelation of God's Word in the month of May, have birthed in us the consciousness of our position in Christ : -We are the bearers of the sceptre -We have the right of the first born -We have the grace for "aheadship" Hallelujah!! Don't miss a second of the June Global Service with Pastor Chris. Streaming live to a global audience on the Loveworld Television Ministry Networks, on Sunday the 2nd of June 2019, at 5 pm gmt+1
72HOURS TO THE GLOBAL SERVICE The June Edition of the Global Service With Our Dear Man Of God, Pastor Chris. Participate Live with the Loveworld Television Ministry Networks as we broadcast live to all the nations of the world in their languages. Stay connected by downloading the cloveworld mobile app from the App Store itunes.apple.com/ng... also Google Play Store https://goo.gl/Zww1Ap #LTMNetworks
Happy Birthday Esteemed Pastor Mary - A radically graced Woman of God. I join saints across the Loveworld Nation to celebrate your love for Jesus and the Brethren. Your service to God and dedication to our Man of God are legendary. Thank you for loving my family. We love you ma!