Hello my blog paddies (friends) . It's another Monday again. I'm blogging today 'cos i want to hear my acquired big sister's gist, a.k.a. my Executive Producer, the one and only Madam Temmy on blogger. Kai! See how i'd do anything for gist. May God help me. Anyways, i go to the doctors office every Monday to shadow them. You know the Nigerian doctors, that have the husband and wife practice in my zones. So something happened today, that led to the title of this post. I shadowed them all summer, voluntarily. I was involved in a bunch of things, calling the patients in and prepping them to be seen by the doctor, staying in the examination room with the doc. and even filing charts. I was basically doing a bunch of stuff, even though i wasn't asked to do 'em, i was just trying to make myself useful at least, to relieve the staff working tirelessly. Sometimes, they're just so overwhelmed with the work, that i take pity on 'em. True, they're getting paid and i'm not, but i really don't think that should matter. I enjoyed and still enjoy every bit of what i do there, and i'm grateful to them for letting me come in, at least i'm gaining some experience. At the end of the summer, i bought a thank you card for the doc. and his wife, to express my appreciation. I did the same thing with all the docs. i shadowed.
So today, i was at their office and it was around lunch time. They usually buy lunch for all their staff, the staff was taking orders of all the other people, the doc, his wife, his nephew Junior ( who's like my younger brother in school) . I was right there, and i was expecting the lady doc, when she told them to include Jnr, even though he wasn't there, to also ask if i'd like to order something. She didn't, neither did her husband. I was surprised. I don't expect too much from people, i try not to 'cos i don't want to be too shocked and disappointed if they don't meet that expectation. Basically, i was surprised for 2 reasons:
(1) They are fellow Naijas like me and u know how we do in Nigeria, when we want to eat and others are present. We offer them part of our food, even if from the depth of our heart we're praying for them to say No, thank you.
(2) Their nephew, i treat him like i would treat my blood brother, which they're very much aware of. He's the same age as my younger brother plus we're few Nigerians at school, so i try to be there for him, so he doesn't mix with the wrong crowd. This is the first time he's leaving home. I absolutely believe that whatever i make happen for others, God will make happen for me. It may not be now, but in the nearest future.
Even if i was asked, i would've said no because i was fasting. I just think it's plain courtesy. I know most Americans, don't ask people to join them when they're eating, especially if they don't know you. Could it be that these folks have imbibed the American way so much that they've forgotten their roots? I really can't tell. Anyway, i hold no grudge against them, and it doesn't make me think less of them.
Looks like my friend, Miss M is in love. She came to my zones this weekend and was gisting me about her special friend she met in July at the Women's convention i was supposed to attend. The girl seems so happy, and i'm happy for her too. This bloke was scoping my girl out at the convention. Makes me wonder whether i would have caught a "fish" too if i had attended. The guy is really serious. They talk about everything and they even pray together and have their quiet time together. How nice and sweet, right? I believe that is more romantic than any candlelight dinner. He's about 5 years older than her and he's no longer willing to play the games guys play. My girl even said she has fallen for him o. Kai! It is well.
My weekend wasn't all that productive. I planned on studying throughout, which i did but not to the extent i would've loved to. I attended the picnic my bible study group organized. 'Twas so much fun. I even invited 2 people, and they promised to come with me to Bible study on Wednesday. My friend, MO that graduated in May is yet to get a job. Okay, she got one with GSK, but when they realized she wasn't a permanent resident, and she wasn't going to be one till next year, they refused to employ her. What pissed me off was that she already filled out all the paper work, they told her to start Sept. 18th, she had quit her 2 jobs already, signed the lease to her apartment in the new city, already prepared to relocate, when they called her last week to say, they want a full-time employee for the position as soon as possible and since the process for her green card wouldn't start till late this year or early next year, they couldn't offer her the job again. She was frustrated. I tried consoling her that the best is yet to come, etc. I felt so bad, 'cos i don't know what i'd do if i were to be in that position. The whole situation has made her draw closer to God. When i got to her apartment, she was reading her Bible and she also had some inspirational books. On Sunday, when i asked her to come with me to church, she came willingly and she's even telling me she'd love to attend Bible study with me on Wednesday. This is a girl i've been inviting to B.S forever. She came just once and refused to come again. Now, she's begging to come.
Why is it that when it seems as if all hope's lost, that's when we turn to God? I've been praying for her and my other friend, J and i know that very soon, the Lord will perfect all that concerns them. That has made me very serious about praying concerning my next step after graduation. I've not taken the MCAT so my chances of enrolling in med. school the Fall of '07 is slim to none. The med. school application process takes almost a year. I'm thinking maybe i'd work for a year and prep for med. school at the same time when i graduate. My sister, my friend M and myself have decided to set aside a day every week to wait on the Lord through fasting and prayers to draw closer to God and put all our future plans before him. I'm at work right now, and i'm seriously knackered. I need divine strength, 'cos school has started working it's magic on me already, plus i've some other stuff to do like my research work and shadowing, besides my school work. I already had Round 1 of the Big Bros Big Sis interview. I'd be matched very soon with a little sister, i'm so excited. Have a blessed week people.
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