Today’s post is a true story from a lady I know to have battled a lot of problems in her life to stay at the top. She’s a business woman and an influence to other women around her. Guys this is Mrs. Gloria Obi During’s story.
Her story is filled with inspiration and motivation. You see, in this life you either face the battle and be strong when doing that, or life beats you down when you feel sorry for yourself. Life is not fair and it will never be fair, we only have the grace of God and our inner mind to fight life battles each day of our lives.
Please the post is kinda long but you get to learn one or two things from here. So be patient!
I woke up today feeling exceptionally grateful for the turns my life has taken in the past one year. A lot of change can happen in a minute, a lot in an hour, then imagine how much can happen in a year. Over a year ago, my family and i moved to Lagos. That was one of, if not the biggest decisions of my life. I went to Lagos with a lot of hope; hope to have a more eventful life, to get a good job, hope that life will have that major turn that’ll change things for good…etc. But i got to Lagos and became a depressed young girl. No friends to visit or even visit me, even the ones around, traffic won’t let you. Sent out appications, till i had the picture of my cv memorized in my brain, with no response. The business i had always wanted to do required a lot of funds to start, at least at a very good but minimal standard. I got tired!
Some days, all i do is cry and whine, other days i just want to close my eyes and disappear. Traffic in Lagos didnt even help my situation as Perry (her husband) was out of the house most of the day so nobody to talk to so much. I felt so depressed and tired so much so that on my birthday last year, all i did was cry and pray. I cried so much that Perry thought somone had died. I was etremely tired of everything. The thought of getting used to Lagos depressed me the more each passing day. But little did i know that in all my fears and worries, God was preparing me for a better tomorrow. When Perry told me we’d be coming back to Abuja, MY GOD!!! I danced like i have never done. I thanked God every minute of the day and anytime i remember what it was like being in Abuja. One day, around Egbeda b/stop, i went to get something and i saw a bag hanging in a store, iliked it a lot so i went over to get it. As i was there waiting for the lady to answer me, something just told me, ‘Gloria why not start selling these types of bags when you get back to Abuja?’ That was how i got home, patiently waited for Perry to get back so i’d share the idea with him , as my manager that he is. When he came back, i told him and he was OK with it (as always) and that was how my hunt for a supplier started. I combed all the okrika market in Lagos state looking for a trusted supplier of bags but to no avail. Then one lady, who i usually buy clothes from, adviced me to sell clothes since i didnt get a connect for the kind of bags i wanted (God bless you for me Mummy Allen). I got home, thought about it and decided to go for it so i bought a bale of children’s clothes before leaving Lagos.
Today, @obere aego is barely 6months and we have grown. Grown beyond how i imagined we would within the time and all i can say is, Lord i am grateful. The past year wasn’t easy for me, i lost quite a number of people i knew and were really close but God kept me and my family and friends.
Since my church don’t do testimony during Mass, this is my own testimony!
To the real meaning of support, Perry During, I say THANK YOU!
Thank you for listening to me whine.
Thank you for all your support, corrections, encouragement even when you too needed someone to encourage you.
Thank you for being my pillar. The best things i have accomplised in life, i did with you.
Thank you for all you do to make us comfortable.
Thank you for being the best partner, father, brother, brother in-law, son in-law.
Whenever i thank God for my many blessings, seen amd unseen, i thank him for you 10x. You are everything and more and i want you to know that i am eternally grateful. YOU ARE IRREPLACEABLE!!!!
Thank you Gloria for allowing me to share your story to the world. God will keep blessing and guiding you through life in Jesus name.
I guess you enjoyed reading her story. Well I did!!! You are not alone. Keep believing, keep moving forward.
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