Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Amazing Miracle



It was on a Friday; 29th of October, 1982 inside a blue coloured Peugeot 505 at around 1:35am in the morning. I was born. Yes, I was born inside the car just three blocks from the State hospital. Oh, and the car wasn't my parents'. It was neighbours'.

I made my amazing entrance inside a car. The amazing miracle couldn't wait to make his entrance. I wanted to see the world as soon as possible. I wanted to breathe fresh air, feel touch, smile and laugh.
I remembered my mum telling me that I ran to meet her the first day I walked. Impatient as ever to get things done, I didn’t even wait to crawl too. She also said that I brought out four milk teeth at once! What a child!
Being the first child, I had to grow a little fast. I had to be responsible for my younger ones. I had to take care of them, feed them and generally be their Voltron.

When I first heard of reproduction in humans, something hit me hard. It was the story of spermatozoa fighting their way to kiss the egg. Millions of spermatozoa were launched at the same time into the survival-of-the-fittest race. The first to kiss the egg wins.

On your mark! Get set! Go!

And, the struggle began. The race began.
I had no hand; just my head and tail. I had to swim my way through. I pushed some, some were crushed, and some I left behind. I was determined. I knew I had to make it. Kissing that egg was my life's purpose...and bam! I made it.

I made it even when I had no hands or legs; when I was so tiny without brain. No eyes to see my path, yet I made it. I had no skills, no talents, no voice, no language yet I made it. I didn’t have to study to get there. I needed no money. I didn’t buy my way through. I fought really hard and I did it. I was here.

That was a long time ago.

Now when I think about my middle class parents, family, friends, education, skills, talents; with my low account details, with lots of love and prayers, large amount of information I possess, with the opportunities i have been handed, why should I fail now?

I have the gift of life, priceless air I breathe, my big legs, sharp mouth, and sexy glasses (oh yes, Damilola told me…may be she didn’t use the exact word ‘sexy’ but I know what she meant…wink), my handsome face (Hey, I don't look too shabby besides Toin tells me all the time...fine not all the time but she has mentioned it lol), my wonderful siblings, with the awareness that God loves me, and He will always be there...why should I fail now? Top of it all, I have years on head. With all the years I have yet to live, I have enough time to keep fighting. I just can’t fail.

I succeeded when I was nothing, how can I fail now when I am something? I am an amazing miracle with amazing story. I just kaint fail now. Oh no, I just kaint!
Hit me nicely!

46 comments:

  1. Wow, this is nice. Someone told me something like this last night. I guess, this is for me. Thanks for sharing this TA.

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  2. Lol. This piece gives the "kiss of life" a whole new meaning. And did i say you were handsome ni? I plead selective memory loss *tongue out*

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  3. If not for your selective memory loss, you would have remembered you whispered it into my ears. I lost count already. Like whispering it always. Tehehehehehehehe. Thanks for everything. ;)

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  4. Amen! Thank you boss.

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  5. Great piece! :)

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  6. Tunde, Thank you so much for taking time out to read the piece and leaving your comment. I have most honored!

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  7. Hahaha. You kaint alright!

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  8. Lol... thanks sweety. Seebi my glasses is sexy na?

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  9. Nice piece,bt wen did u start wearin glasses? Baby saint

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  10. Nice piece, U̶̲̥̅̊'re sure to make it IJN

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  11. Dear baby Saint, dem witches from my village have conspire to mordernized my eyes for some months now. How are you. Trust you are doing well.

    @Sexybabe, Amen!! Thank you so much for reading.

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  12. Francis Gbemiga-Ojo14 August 2013 at 13:28

    God is ur strength. Move on.

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  13. A man does not have to be an angel to be a saint, and if God be for you when you were young then is still ever present ( SAINTO ) you aren't gonna fail bro.........mide

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  14. Thanks oga-mi @Francis.

    Mide-lala. Thanks bro. How are you doing.

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  15. What a Great piece!!!
    Ofcourse you can't give-up,it's not even an option. I wish I could set eyes on that "sexy-glasses" of yours

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  16. Welcum to our world of*sexy glasses*. Sure doin gud

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  17. Hey Dman, I am glad you are here. Don't worry, I would have dropped it before we even see. Lol...thanks a lot bro

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  18. Wow!!! This is beautyful...yhu ve always been a winner rught from the womb..lol...great one...see yhu @ the top!

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  19. Thank you so much Queen Tifah. I will definitely see you at top.

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  20. Nice write up. Be cool,God is there always watching. before u were conceived, I knew you. before u were born I had consecrated you says the Lord. fadben

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    1. Padre, Thank you so much. What can I say? I am blessed.

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  21. Great piece! My take away "I succeeded when I was nothing, how can I fail now when I am something? I am an amazing miracle with amazing story. I just kaint fail now. Oh no, I just kaint!"

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    1. Thank you so much. Oh yes! We just kaint fail!

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