Saying Hello… Where Have I been?!

Well Hello to you!
I know, it’s been a while! You know that feeling of wanting to write, publish and keep up with managing your blog but somehow, it is put on hold for so many reasons… Sometimes you need to just step back, catch your breath, sort out what is important at the moment, go into a “reset mode” and repackage.

Never feel guilty about taking a break when you need one. Take time to sort through stuff.

So my life has been a mixed bag of sorting out life! But I never forgot the reason why I started this blog…to find my voice, share stories, give a voice to women like me, and somehow impact someone positively.

Guess what?! After trusting God for a change, applying the strategies of planning, taking necessary steps to achieve my desired change I landed a new job position !! (I will be sharing stories about the new lessons I am learning with you here soon).

 

For now, I am simply grateful for you and everything that has happened in the last few months. It has been a roller coaster of mountain top and valley experiences, through it all, I am still here, going on strong. I am excited about a new horizon…great things loading!

You are stronger than you think, things will eventually work out for your good. Don’t give in.

Enjoy the different seasons of your life. Tears will always give way to joy, keep trusting, keep believing. Sending a silent prayer your way to pull you through whatever rough season, you might be experiencing.

 

Warm Regards,
Adebisi Adetunji (C)

I just Hit my 500th Post 🙌🙌🙌

I just opened my blog page to quickly type in a post idea that I intend to work on and share later. My eyes fell on the status page spot with the number of posts I have shared… 500! Yes oooo! “Woman to Woman Talk #24 makes my 500th post!! Yaayi… Feeling good and I can’t pass this opportunity to celebrate this blogging journey that I have come to love💝💝💝

I didn’t do it alone, thanks to my guest bloggers and fellow bloggers in the community whom I did share a few of their posts so others can read and benefit from. I have made new beautiful friends here… People from my world and across the world! Love you all💝💝💝

And thank you WordPress Team for providing this platform and the good job you do! I really do appreciate. 😍😍

And my dear readers and followers… You make me want to keep writing… Thank you… Thank you… Kisses and hugs 🙅🙅😘from me. God bless you.

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

Thank you for Being a Part of my Blogging Journey in 2017

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It’s been 12 great months in the blogosphere with you my readers, followers, friends in the blogging community, everyone who popped in once in a while 😀💝. You all made 2017 an enjoyable worthwhile blogging season. Gracias(Spanish)… Thank you… Nagode(Hausa) … E se pupo(Yoruba)… Merci… Dankubel(Dutch-not sure about the spelling, pardon me). I will really love to say thank you in your language so please share with me in the comment box below.

I look forward to a great and better experience with you as we step into 2018. May you have a beautiful year ahead.

Loads of love
Adebisi Adetunji (C)

A Note from Me to You… Missed you… Life Happened🌼🌼

Hi,
How have you been? The year 2017 is speeding away quickly, I imagine you have a lot of end of year activities going on. Take things easy do what you can and let things sort themselves out one after the other.

I want to appreciate you – followers, friends in the blogging community, family, readers and everyone for been a part of my blogging journey and world. From my heart you make me to keep wanting to write. Thank you so much🌼🌼🌹😍

Reading & visiting other Blogs:
Please bear with me if I haven’t been able to visit your page. Most times I am only able to take a quick look at a few blogs. That I hope to change soon.

Why Blogging Slowed Down
I haven’t been able to blog for a over a week now or follow a well planned out blogging routine inspite of all the post ideas running through my head. Other life issues are demanding for my attention.

What Has been Up with me:
My life these past few weeks has been a roller coaster of office work, workshop, deadlines and caring for my family. And in between I had to nurse my daughter who was under the weather and we both got stuck at home for days. I had to work from home and even missed going to church on Sunday. At first I murmured and complained about the stress but then I discovered it was an opportunity to bond even more with my daughter. We read the Bible together and I got to answer a lot of questions bugging her young mind. We also laughed a lot together too as we did some fun things together while I was recording some effects for a radio drama I was packaging.

I learned the value and blessings of family time. Just yesterday my children told me that I was the best mom in the whole wide world *wink *…. I felt really loved and special when my daughter added that she was happy that I took really good care of her when she was I’ll. Suddenly all my stress was worth it.

Work will never be more important than your family. Be there for them and share fond memories.

I will find a way around my blogging schedule soon. I wish you and your family great blessings this season!!

Adebisi Adetunji (C)
BusyBee Media for Social Change & Development.
Email :bisimodupe1975@gmail.com
Twitter : @DebisiBusybee

An Overwhelming Help! Girl gets School Fees Support – You never Know What Your Story Can Birth!!

When I shared this post, “The Sight of a Hardworking Woman & Mother: How tough can it Get?” little did I know that it will culminate into getting double help and support for this woman and her daughter. I was simply just doing a post about how some women struggle really hard to make ends meet in their family. If you are a blogger or writer like me reading this, follow that instinct and just share your heart about whatever catches your attention, you never know when you make a huge difference.

So here is what transpired after I published that story:

I got a message from a dear friend living across the globe from where I live that she read the story I shared. She wanted to know how she could donate towards part payment of the little girl’s school fees. When I read her message I was shocked and surprised! Yes, because I wasn’t expecting anything to come in terms of assistance from the story apart from what I had donated to help support the school fees of the little daughter of the woman in question. Mostly I avoided even mentioning that until now and I also didn’t want to ask anyone to donate. So here I am finding out that, that brainwave I gave into in publishing her story was the key to making a huge difference in this woman and her little girl’s life.

In the end the money donated covered for a whole school year’s fees for the little girl, meanwhile, her mother was only working hard to get just a term’s school fees.

 God is awesome and knows how to show up for us when we are in need!

I feel humbled and privileged to be a part of the answer to this woman’s cry for help. Sincerely I am still in shock and just moved in a way that words cannot express.

You never know who your story can help, keep writing honestly and sincerely from your heart.

Apart from settling the little girl’s school fees, the donation also covered the school fees for a young visually impaired boy whom I and My Abiye (maternal & child health) team had been giving education support for some years now. Indeed it is a double help and support for these two vulnerable children.

God bless our donor mightly. I cannot mention her name as I believe she wants this giving to be discrete.

Every Boy, every Girl deserves an education.

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

Great Posts to Inspire You from my Neighbors & Friends

I made a promise to visit pages of friends in the blogosphere and share my few take away posts with others. Here is a short list, I hope you find something to inspire you, I did. So dig in and click on the links. Have an inspiring week!

We all need that encouragement sometimes. So if you are feeling down here is one post that will lift your spirit – Sunday Giggles

Challenges everywhere, you are not alone, Margret says in this post Same for you

7 months into the Year be optimistic, start crossing off some things from your list and keep working. I enjoyed reading this post by Tikeetha – Welcome to July

Taking life as it comes. Check out Roos on her ranch taking it slow but still Working.

Imagine the stories that could come out of your time of thinking…a good musing here. How much do you appreciate the freedom you have? Visit Born providence – End- Title

Silence is not golden sometimes. When something is wrong speak up. Find out how Fola and some parents spoke up for their children when things went wrong. A House Divided

Are you a very busy person, sometimes you need to really slow down. A personal great lesson from Watching the daisies – Importance of taking it Slow.

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

Thankful and Counting my Blessings… Yeah It’s my Birthday

My family & I. Surrounded by so much love

The whole day yesterday I was kind of sober looking forward to another day, another year when I celebrate my “born day” as a naughty friend of mine says. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to celebrate. It’s a work day… thankfully the weekend is just a few hours away today been Friday.

I decided to have a low key birthday and simply “maturedly” remind myself of how far I have come. My children don’t want to hear this matured angle to it…Lol They want to have a blast. And I am wondering who is actually supposed to be celebrating?!  And seriously calls and text messages are pouring in. Thank you friends, family and loved ones. 💓

Thinking of my journey so far on this side of life, sincerely from my heart when I look back and compare it to where I am today, I must say God has been good to me. I have enjoyed so many mercies!! Jesus has been my closest pal and the Secret to my drive. 

And so it is all wrapped up in the lyrics of this song:

Lord I remember the place where you brought me from
Lord I thank you for where I am today
I see you doing new things in my life
Lord I’m grateful for the future I see.

Thank you for staying with me, reading, liking and commenting on my post. You make me feel special already! So let’s have fun – drop the links to any post of your choice… I will visit, read and comment… So help me God. Plus I share over the weekend in a different post. 

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

A Disturbing search Phrase I found : “My deflower by my School Bus Driver”.

Usually I check my blog’s statistics to know the number of visits and views from time to time . It is kind of helpful in determining  whether my content is attracting more people to my blog.

Apart from number of views, likes and visitors I also look out for search Phrases that linked readers to my page. This is useful in helping me to know what content and information people are searching for. So sometimes I go the way of getting more information about such issues and then write an article to meet the need of readers.

This one jumped at me this week and I couldn’t help but say something. I found this very disturbing search Phrase on my stats page: “My deflower by my School Bus Driver!!! And warning bells began to ring in my obdulla Oblongata (head) to let you know how serious this is.

To” deflower ” means to Disvirgin a girl/lady or woman. So now are you getting the picture? Many questions come to mind. Does this mean that the searcher was disvirgined and sexually abused by her school’s bus driver? Definitely we are talking about a minor here… Or do we have school buses for college students? Maybe but this case in point feels like it could have been either a Secondary or high school bus and hopefully not a primary school!

My fear is this: Are school children safe with their school’s bus drivers? Do schools pay attention and carry out the necessary check before engaging the services of their drivers? I mean the lives of people’s children are at stake here!!

What is this search Phrase “deflower by my School Bus driver” telling us?

* That as a parent pay attention to who drives your children to and fro their school. Get familiar with the driver by greeting and chatting with him. This will allow you pick up on the kind of person he might be.

* If you notice something/anything you don’t like or are uncomfortable with report to the school. Don’t be sentimental some persons will not want to report their discomfort about a staff because of fear that the individual may lose his or her job.

Raise an alarm when you notice anything that can harm your kids. These can include over speeding by the driver, rough driving, or dropping off your child at your door step later than the normal expected time.

My heart goes out to whoever typed these search Phrase. Is she looking for answers? Is she looking out for others like her who were deflowered by their school bus drivers? Is it for a research a project? I honestly don’t know but

whoever it is I want you to know that it was not your fault and what that driver did was wrong.

And if you need help to sort out the painful memory please speak to someone you can trust about it.

Let’s all speak up against this kind of behavior.

Sexual abuse of any form not to talk of a minor is unacceptable!

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Adebisi Adetunji (C)