Caught In The Moment-3

“Some have food but cannot eat, Some can eat but have no food. We have food and we can eat, Glory be to Thee oh Lord. Amen…”

James sang his usual chant quickly, before diving into his delicious meal.

I watched him closely as he began devouring his meal, unaware of the deep meaning of his words; after all he was just a little boy repeating what he was taught.

The joy that filled his smile as he looked up at me enjoying his meal, made me shed a tear.

“Mom, why are you crying?” The innocent little boy asked me, with a confused look on his face.

I wiped away my tear and put on a smile for him. And he smiled right back at me as he continued to eat, forgetting that he just saw a tear on my cheek. Children, such precious gems.

“Some have food, but cannot eat…” I whispered softly to myself.

Three months ago, James recovered from a serious illness that prevented him from eating naturally. Though we had enough money, he couldn’t eat food like normal people do. He had supplements passed into his body through pipes, to enable him survive. It was really a hard period for us. I only ate late at night or early in the morning, but never in front of my little sad boy.

“Some can eat, but have no food…” I said, as another drop of tear fell from my eyes.

The month when he miraculously recovered turned out to be the same month we ran out of money, as James’s health bills took a toll on me financially. My husband left us since he was tired of all the stress, but I couldn’t leave my son to die. He could finally eat but I had no food to offer him, rather we survived by eating crumps that fell from people’s tables.

“We have food, and we can eat…” I manage to say, as my eyes were already heavy with tears at this point.

Just last month, I happened to encounter the Lord. I knew him ever since but during hard times which questioned my faith, I drifted away from Him. But coming back to Him fully, made me realize that He never really left… He spared my son’s life, who am I not to be grateful for that? I look at James, who is now licking the surface of his plate, to ensure he leaves no piece of food uneaten, and I smile in between all my tears. If I hadn’t met Him, I wonder if I’d have been able to say these last words of the chant, with all my heart and with a knowledge of the true meaning,

“Glory be to thee oh Lord, Amen.” I say loudly as I fall on my knees, soaked in tears.

“Mummy, are you okay?” James asks worriedly.

I look up and see him kneeling next to me and he tries to clean the tears off my face.

I join him to clean my face and with my shaky voice I say to him, “I’m just so happy JayJay, can we sing Some have food… again?”

He smiled at me. “Okay mummy, if it’ll make you stop crying.”

I laugh at his words, “Yes, I won’t cry again.”

With his arms around my neck, James and I sang softly, “Some have food but cannot eat, Some can eat but have no food. We have food and we can eat, Glory be to Thee oh Lord. Amen…”


Caught In The Moment is a collection of posts that I just start writing based on what I feel at that moment, like my rants hehe. This is my third post in this collection so you can click here to read the first and check my blog feed for more!

Thank you for reading. Please leave comments and share if you enjoyed reading this.😊

Sorry I’m still not posting more often, but I was really feeling it today and decided to write this. Check out my wattpad book if you haven’t, it’s titled THREE📚✨

Click here to read it!

Till next time, stay safe!🕊

33 thoughts on “Caught In The Moment-3

  1. Amazing!!! It felt so real…like I was watching it all happen💚

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    1. 😭❤️thanks so much for reading

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      1. I have a lot to learn from you ma! Thank youu💓. Keep wielding that pen with expertise!

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      2. 🤧😊❤️thank you Jeffery

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  2. It’s sad how most of us never really acknowledge what we have ,what the Lord has given

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  3. This story is wonderful. Really enjoyed it.
    I was really wondering why you haven’t been posting. Thought something happened but glory be to God you are OK. I’ve heard about what has been happening in Nigeria and you all remain in my family and I’s prayers. How have you been coping with SARS? Has the situation affected you in anyway?

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    1. Thank you for reading dear.
      My next post will definitely be on that. I’ve been in my house, protected by God. Protests here and there, the youths rising to fight for lives. Thank you for including us in your prayers, we shall surely overcome this with time💪🏽❤️

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      1. can’t wait for that post. You will overcome this💪

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    2. Thank you so much for caring about me❤️🥺

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      1. I consider you a friend❤. After all you encouraged me when I thought blogging wasn’t for me🙏❤. My very own Nigerian babe sister in Christ😊❤

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      2. Awww 🥰
        I’m so touched 🥺❤️
        Thanks again dear!

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      3. We might as well move our relationship to the next level soon😉
        It sucks that there’s no private chat here or is there that I’m unaware of ?

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      4. 😂😂nope,nothing that I’m aware of. Maybe we should write to WordPress about that🤔😃?

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      5. I like the way you think😂

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      6. lol and you don’t use Instagram :/
        Any other media we could talk more on?

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      7. I only got Whats App (not sure if that’s an option. I’m not really big on social media😄 will be eventually) and e-mail😬 (nerd much)

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      8. Send me an email if you’re comfortable using WhatsApp 😉💜
        Later b

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  4. Amazing. Keep it going.

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  5. Ohhmg, this is so good.
    I could literally make up everything in my mind while giving this a read.
    Lovelyy 🙂🧡

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    1. Aww thank you
      Welcome to the family lol
      How did you come across my blog if I may ask?🙃

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      1. Your most welcome
        It was my great pleasure to come across you blog😁, I’m pleased to be a part of this wonderful family indeed.🥰❤
        Well, there is no way to see a great blogger hidden, great bloggers are always found, by hook or by Crook.😁
        I just happened upon your great blog while exploring wp one day.❤❤

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      2. A pleasure always❤

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  6. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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  7. What a beautiful episode… I can imagine it as a short on TV…
    🇯🇲🏖️

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    1. aww thanks so much dear❤️

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  8. What a lovely post. It felt so real and I became emotional 😢. Really loved this piece. Thank you dear

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