Hello to all, I have to share this great news with you all, our blogger Yazzy had a baby girl just an oz shy of seven pounds yesterday and to this we say to God be the glory! This birth (one which Yazzy always wondered if it would ever happen as she had no thought to it, her mind always on work) deserves a post and also celebration because of what Yazzy means to us here on this blog. There was a time when we here on Embracingspirituality felt and acted like a family. Some have gone astray, (perhaps I have been too busy to keep writing everyday as I use to, but I will be on track again very soon, and the family will once again gather) some get bun out by de hands of God caws dem never good in de first place and some turn peepers and sometimers. De bun out one dem mi nuh miss, Yazzy however have been with me through out and for her loyalty, I love her dearly
I remember I was driving on Owolowo road here in Nigeria and I received a call from Yazzy, after the preliminary screams and giggles like long last school girls coming back to school from spring break, she broke the news to me that she was pregnant. The screaming began again, of course on my behalf, so happy for my friend and her bundle encased within her tummy. She (being a first time mom) was a little nervous, ( this is why she called) and this of course was expected. I told her, don’t be, I had first dibs on being God mother unless de pickney grow up rude and mi haffi resign, or Yazzy tun har head and bite har lip while mi pudding some ole time Jamaican beaten or baxiding wid mi leather belt. Not spearing de rod and spoiling no child roun here! All throughout her pregnancy, we communicated as we anticipated the arrival of little Yazzy. She arrived today, one ounce less than Seven pounds, and about a week early (no patience and well waan see de world) which surprised me, (her size) because Yazzy is petite and had the neatest little belly. Bloggers help me welcome the newest member of our family, and pray for her that she grows strong and healthy and become a blessing to her mom, our Yazzy.
Yazzy and Mr. Yazzy congratulations. Mr. Yazzy do the right thing by your daughter and do not follow the pattern of a dead beat dad like the wicked baby father who ran away and leff de pickney dem widoutten look back. Or we will make a blog on you and find the righted name fi call yuh, so do de right ting! Yazzy, please breast feed, yuh titty dem nah yuh heng dung like slippers if you know how to do it. Never breast feed while laying down, sit up and feed her. If you allow her to feed while laying down, ah desso yuh titty dem aguh end up looking like two wet socks, so take heed. Pickney know how fi drag dung mumma titty dem ah Grung, whey yuh can all swing one side an box smaddy wid dem ( not talking from experience, fi mi dem still high up inna de air, we praise de Lawd!)
Yazzy, yuh tun big girl now, so who am I going to play dandy shandy and base ball with? Who will hold the rope with MTH while I jump room for rent apply within? Cami sometimish Han love fi sey she done play and Nunu have asthma. Who will pump with me on the swing sang? Yazzy who will help me comb de dolly hair, while MTH who play de mother gone ah market. Who will help mi laugh afta drunkaready Mr. Fergie when him drop offa de bar stool, eeh Yazzy, who? MTH and goody two shoes Nunu aguh sey we too wicked and yuh done know sey ah Cami ah de one fi always push him offa de stool when nobody nah look den she run gone.
Yazzy, you were the friend I wanted when I was five, the one to play my hoopla hoop with me, the one to look out as mi stone Mr Henry’s mango tree, and watch while mi teef mi MADDA chicken foot outta de soup pot fi mi an yuh. Now yuh busy ah breast feed, an ah change pampers. Lawd Yazzy yuh tun big ooman Pon mi, but mi happy fi yuh.
I have really met some truly wonderful people on this blog and you my friend are certainly one. Congratulations on your first, but certainly not your last. You have someone to love you now just for being you! God did the same for me, he sent me my children so that I could know what love and to be loved is.
I pray God gives you the courage to face your new life as a mom…..Àṣẹ
I pray that she gives you the peace you have been searching for my friend….Àṣẹ
I pray that every step she takes throughout this life, she makes you proud and she too will be proud of you as her mom…Àṣẹ
I pray that she as the first born will open the way of prosperity and all goodness to come for you….Àṣẹ
Having a girl child as a first born, is the greatest blessing a parent can have. Girl children bring about a certain blessing for the parents, many people do not know this. So in this, your gift from God, be happy Yazzy. We love you and little you!
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.