All posts tagged: Children

Life: For Niswat – Health Update! Good News!!

Some Good News for you this Wednesday!! Firstly thank you all for your prayers and the donations made and thank God for His awesomeness and His love for this little lady. Prayers are still necessary as she remains under observation during her recovery period and also prayers for her family as they work through and in this situation. I pray God keeps her strong and healthy and that she’ll grown to tell many of the courage and faith God gave her at a tender age.* There were stories of her behaviour/attitude that will wow you! Check the update below!! Praise God!! 🙌🏾 *“Then he [Jesus] said, “…So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.” ~ ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬ To read up on Nitwat’s story click here. Signed @OlayideM UPDATE FROM THE FAMILY “Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I posted an update on our little Princess Niswat. I just wanted to inform everyone who has been on this journey to Niswat’s recovery with us, that …

Life: For Niswat – Health Update

This update was shared on Facebook at the start of the month. Since the update below, Niswat appears to be in good spirits, although the side-effects of her treatments are beginning to show. Continue to pray for her, that God will keep her, speed up her recovery and continue to be her strength. The Nurses absolutely love her – they rush to see her at the start of their shifts. Signed @OlayideM Niswat Update Happy new year dear family and friends… I start this year with an update on Princess Niswat: Niswat managed to find a matching bone marrow donor! When I heard this news, I remembered some time last year when I asked Niswat what she wants to be when she grows up, and if she wants to be a Doctor..“Wataka kuwa nini ukiwa mkubwa? Doctor?” she said “aah ahh” (nop)“Nini basi?” (What then?) and she replied with sooo much pride and said “Fatma”.Fatma is Niswat’s eldest sister, and is Niswat’s matching donor! Fatma’s bone marrow will be used for Niswat’s treatment, but she will have …

Life: In Conclusion

In conclusion I am choosing to walk hand-in-hand with God and His purpose for my life. I am choosing, with His help, that in the coming year and years to come, I will start each day with my conclusion – my introduction and middle will eventually write themselves. “In conclusion…” That’s how most of my secondary school/GSCE essays ended. It was the beginning of the end, the part where I placed emphasis on the ‘argument’ I said I’ll prove in the introduction. The conclusion was also something we were usually told to write or brainstorm first – “think about how you’d like to end your essay, that tends to help with how you start your essay.” Most times, life is an essay and at this time of year a number of us are ‘proof reading’ our lives to ensure that all our A-grade points have been made and to be honest, it’s overwhelming. 365 days can often feel like the 2-hour GCSE Anthropology English exam in a dead-silent-smelly sports hall, on the hard plastic chairs, while …

Life: For Niswat – Fundraising Medical Appeal UPDATE – FUNDS RAISED! 🙌🏾

For Niswat. You’re loved. 😘 UPDATE BELOW Hello, and a blessed Friday to all! I write this with a heart full of gratitude and the biggest smile on my face.. I wanted to let you all know that we reached, and even exceeded the overall target we set for Niswat’s fundraising. We have managed to raise $60,000! May God continue to abundantly bless you all and your families, in all that you do. With that said, we will be closing all accounts that were used to raise funds. As for the GoFundMe page, I will simply turn off the link for donations. The visas have been issued, and God willing, Niswat and her parents will be travelling to India next week. I can not thank YOU enough for all that you have done! The tweets, the facebook shares, the donations, and most importantly; your support and prayers! God willing, one day Niswat will be old enough to understand what she went through and how much people around the world really love and care for her. …

Life: For Niswat – Fundraising Medical Appeal

For Niswat. We met in Mombasa, when you were two. Full of life and a joy to be around. You sat with us young ladies as if we were age mates, Out on Bibi Blues’ shore front balcony as we got our henna done. While you laughed at my accent, I teased you for being an old woman in a small body. Full of life and a joy to be around. I recently asked what your name meant, I was told that it’s not common, it’s rare – it means “Great Women” My prayer is that you will live to be a Great Woman, Full of life and a joy to be around. Niswat is a four year old from Kenya, suffering from a rare condition called Aplastic Anaemia. As you can imagine, seeing and knowing that such a vibrant young child has this condition has been difficult for her family. Niswat will be having a bone marrow transplant in India and her family is hoping to raise $50,000 (5,000,000 Kenyan Shillings) towards the cost of her …

Story: The Bakerloo Line ~ Oxford Circus to Charing Cross Part 2

Part 2 is here finally… catch up with part 1 here (or simply refresh your memories) Train stories ~ Short fictional stories inspired by real train commuters and I’ve intentionally not given the characters names. If I see you, I just may turn you into a story.  At 32 he stood tall and confident with his ginger hair slicked back, size nine antique brown brogues on his feet and his expensive fitted lapis-blue suit. Other than his achievements and his job, his appearance was everything to him. He held on tightly to his expensive Knomo black leather laptop bag in his left hand because he was incredibly nervous – rare. If his bag had a pulse it would have died. He had never been nervous about anything ever. The last time he checked it was 6:04pm now it was 6:05pm apparently time had no regard for him and refused to acknowledge his inner plea for her to come soon. For the first time in his professional life he had lost focus at work – it appeared that today …