Hi readers! My heart is full of joy and love today. One of the AMAZINGGG!!! People God connected me to is Darasimi. The legendary Darastick. Today is her birthday and I cannot bless God enough for her life. Permit me to tell you a bit about Dara.
D-baby is one of the best people I know. So down to earth and completely silly. I knew I was going to like her the first time I spoke to her. She was just herself, no need for ‘fronting’ or forming of unnecessary accent. I knew I was going to be good friends with her, but wanted to take it slow so I wouldn’t appear pushy. I think we exchanged contacts then, but never messaged or called eachother. But as a fellow law student, I would sometimes see her while going for lectures or on my way for a seminar. We would politely say hi to eachother. I can’t remember the day we really started talking, but I remember the first time she came to my room. Where she lived was a bit of a distance from where we held lectures and mine was really close. So she came to my room to wait before the lecture started. We got talking and that was it. That was how a serious friendship started.
I noticed the glow Dara had the first time I spoke to her. It’s a glow that comes from loving God. She later told me about the fellowship which her and some other people started and even though, I more or less invited myself and dragged Keji along with me, I had a good time and determined in my heart to make the fellowship, now Ecclesia a part of my Friday schedule. It was through the fellowship that our friendship grew in such a short period of time. We also discovered we have so much in common.
I used to say after leaving Olashore (high school) that I would no longer have crazy friends. But it is proving impossible as I have met the likes of Dara who craziness is not enough to qualify. This girl is not a religion lover, but a GOD lover. The way God speaks to her is priceless. Left to me, I would give her the tittle prophet (‘PROPHET TO N PE YAN NI STUPID’), but no go gree. Her love for God and her willingness to live right by him is very inspiring. It’s no wonder she can readily give herself for others. Dara is ready to go all the way in for you, which is something I have learnt from her.
She is my partner. She is one of the people I know I can go out with and have a lot of fun even if we clash. I remember calling Dara and telling her she would be following me to London to see PA (Pastor Aduloju). She had never met him before that and though she had things to do, she was ready to go with me. Thank God she did as I would have turned back to Canterbury had she not followed me. It was because of that journey that bae named me ‘Google maps’ (Well, I don’t know who misled us more. Google or me). It was also on that journey that she said ‘I WANT ROOTS, NOT BRANCHES’, a statement I fell in love with. DARA IS A ROOT, ANYDAY, ANYTIME. I can always talk to her about anything, knowing I will get good advice.
I have so many things to say about this girl with a beautiful soul. So many things, but the post is already long as it is. I had one of the best birthdays ever in June because of this beautiful soul and other amazing souls God has blessed with me. I also had one of the best journeys ever when Dara and I came back to Nigeria together. It was so fun. I actually pitied the guy that was sitting beside us as he hopelessly tried to have a conversation with us, but we were too into each other (No pun intended).
Ore mi to sure, I am so excited about where God is taking you to. Your latter glory will be better than your former glory in Jesus name. Your life will be enveloped by the glory of God and you will forever abide under the wings of the Almighty God. Your life will never lack joy and peace. Your days will be long and filled with the favour of God. God will strengthen you in your walk with him and reveal himself more to you in Jesus name. Amen.
I love you so much baby girl (I don’t even care if I am publicly acting like a soggy vegetable). I and the Ecclesia family are so blessed to have you. Thank you for always encouraging and pushing me. Thank you for opening up to me. Thank you for being my dependable partner. I look forward to a long and fulfilling friendship and to the onset of DMS. Happy birthday Baby girl. Smish (Don’t you just love how we have turned his name to BISH?) has already fallen in love with you. I can’t blame him. You rock!1