Welcome to Day 2 of the 2021 RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! @Jinlobify @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

Welcome to Day 2 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! We’d like to introduce you to an amazing RWISA member, Author, JOY NWOSU LO-BAMIJOKO

Take a peek at her writing below…

 A Light In The Tunnel!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but my new year started on November 3, 2020, when Biden was pronounced the winner of the presidential election. I went to bed that night early because I needed to be alone in prayer for God to rid America of the worst four years of this country’s political life. I did not want to see the results trickling in, especially as the first results did not favor Biden.

This has always been my practice. Even when the team I’m rooting for is playing, I never watch the game. I would rather wait for the end of the game to know the results. The live game always gives me something near to a heart attack. This was why I didn’t wait up to watch the results of the election as they came in. I wanted to wake up in the morning to the news that Biden had won!

It was with great trepidation that I woke up the next morning, November 4, 2020., to find out who won.  First, I turned my Television to CNN, and saw Van Jones in tears. I didn’t know why he was in tears, but I joined him. In my head, I had concluded that anything that would cause Mr. Jones to cry could not be good. Slowly, it started to dawn on me that his tears, my tears, were tears of victory. Biden had won! Glory to God for He had answered my prayers! I forgot my aches and pains and did a jive! What a glorious day it was!

For me, Biden’s win opened up for people of goodwill, many positive possibilities. The first thing I felt was that the gloom which hovered over everything sane, the sense of despair that dogged the last administration’s tenure, the fear about where all the damaging rhetoric was taking us, and the danger of the divide, had all dissipated. I felt the sun shining again. My hopes for the future of this great country returned. I knew that all would be well again.

When Trump threatened the results of the election by refusing to acknowledge defeat or concede, at first, I thought it was a passing whim. Somehow, deep inside me, I was strong in my belief that God had spoken. The deal was done. Nothing and no one could overturn the results of the election!

The funny thing about all this, is that while we were rejoicing here in America about Biden’s win, in Nigeria, some misguided individuals were carrying about banners of a Trump’s win. I couldn’t understand how the business of the American elections had become the business of Nigeria. Relatives from Nigeria started texting me to sympathize with me. A cousin from London texted to warn me about an impending war in America. I texted him back asking him where he would want me to run to. The cousin humorously replied, from frying pan to fire! That’s a Nigerian idiom meaning from bad to worse.

I remember that day very clearly. In fact, we were having a fun time on the RRBC chat forum when I turned on my Television and saw, in horror, Trump and his cohorts moving to the USA Capitol. Well, he promised to march with them, then he snuck away. I alerted the RRBC chat members who were still talking about everything mundane on WhatsApp. It was horrible! How could one man hold this country to ransom? Why was Trump trying to ruin my new year’s resolutions?

There is a saying that goes, our happiness is in our own hands. Then and there I decided that Trump or no Trump, this election was done. Biden won! God had spoken, and thanks be to God! The whole world, and I mean, the whole world was in jubilation!

Before Biden’s win, I prayed to God for him to win. After his win, I upgraded my prayer. This time, I prayed that the two outstanding seats in the Senate should go to the Democrats so that Biden would be able to do a good job for the country without being blocked by the Republicans. I still remember what they did to the Obama administration, so I prayed night and day for those two seats to go to the Democrats, and now that they have those seats, my prayers have changed again. I have started channeling my prayer for Biden’s safety and good health. I am sure he needs both. I’m sure you will all agree with me that he looks so frail every time we see him, and his voice sounds so tired when he speaks. May God sustain him!

This year is looking good already. I am able to write again. Last year was one of my worst writing years. I couldn’t write at all, and this had nothing to do with writer’s block. I could see my stories. Sometimes, I would jot somethings down, and then, that feeling of hopelessness … like the end was near, would overwhelm me. I would ask myself, why bother? Rather than write, I would sit and stare into space, and dream. Although I was not putting anything down on paper, I would rehash everything in my head.

With the country calmer now, my worries have started to melt away. I can now focus more and stay on course. I can’t believe that in just two days, I have written two blog posts. In short, I am back!

I am happy that Biden is on course, too. He is not allowing anything, to distract him. When the country is on course, we are all on course. I pray that God will help him to heal America and pull America back from the hole which the last administration had plunged it. America deserves better. We deserve better.

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29 comments

  • Thanks for hosting Joy with this starkly honest post, Miriam.

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  • always thoughtful Miriam…a test of democracy…the world is watching…have a happy weekend…sending your joy and snow from the north ~ hugs hedy 🤗

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    • Oh, I love to have some snow here. I know it’s aweful in many states. Texas had a 100 cars accident did to the weather.
      I’m glad the new administration has many right directions so far.
      Take care, Hedy. ⛄☺️

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  • Miriam, thank you for sharing Joy’s inspiring and moving post! We can now see a light at the end of the tunnel and if nothing else, the light is softer and more decent than what we were forced to look upon the past four years. Kudos, Joy!

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  • Thank you for sharing Joy’s writing piece, Miriam!

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  • I think Joy speaks for many of us in the US. I wish her all the best for her blog tour and her writing!

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  • Thank you for hosting Joy, Miriam. Wishing her the best on the tour.

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  • I also don’t watch the results come in. I know that it can take days for the larger states to get all the results tallied, especially this past year with all the mail-in votes. No sense in adding more stress to my life. Lol! Thanks for hosting, Miriam. 🙂

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  • Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience with us, Joy. I don’t blame you for not watching the results come in. As your neighbor to the north, I can assure you that everyone of us were holdng our collective breaths, as the election wore on. What happens in the U.S, almost always influences Canada. I was praying for your country. Thank you, Miriam, for hosting Joy.

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  • Hi Joy, Hi Miriam,
    Joy, enjoy your day and may the word about the wonderful books you have written spread and increase into more and more sales.

    Miriam, thank you for hosting Joy.
    Shalom aleichem

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  • Thank you, Miriam, for sharing Joy’s hope with us. There’s much healing that is needed across our country and across the world. It seems the first step is to build bridges of understanding. Somehow we must find a way to share bread. 💗

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    • I agree with you, Gwen. I also felt I was choked for a long time and can breath again. I don’t know what could have happened if the Covid was not denied by the previous administration. I see hope and care and so many ways to share love popping up, even Uber, Lyft and other transportation help out to give free rides for many people to get vaccine. It’s very touching. ❤

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  • Agree. Agree. And Agree. Very good and appropriate, Miriam, and I can’t tell you just how relieved I am, too. It is as if, finally!, a great burden has rolled off my back and I can breathe again. Blessings to you! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Good to see you, Jonathan. I saw you’re writing again every now and then. It’s very good. How are you doing? Are you studying or working one anything? 🙂

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      • Hi! Actually I’m back in school! I’m working on my second Master’s, this time with Regent University. I’m going for an MA in Theology, and so far so good! Otherwise, life is going well …. just radically different since COVID 19 hit. But I guess that’s true for just about everyone in the world. Take care and God bless you and yours!!!

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        • Good to hear your back to school, Jonathan. Are you taking full time units? What are you studying this semester or quarter?

          I’ll be published a children’s book soon and am writing a momoir of my cancer journey. The progress of slow because the mind is not working well in all this restrictions under Covid.

          My husband got the first dose of vaccine and I have my appointment on Monday. We hope to go to Oregon visiting our grandkids in March.

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          • Oh I do hope you get your vaccine and are able to visit your grandchildren in Oregon. That would be a wonderful trip to make and time to visit after all we’ve been through with COVID and the ensuing restrictions + restructuring of life.

            This semester I am taking a full load, including three theology courses. It has been an interesting and rewarding journey thus far, and I trust it will be through to the day I cross the finish line!

            I’m excited to hear about your publishing plans! Do you have a publisher in mind for your children’s book? And what about your memoirs? Will that also be published in book form? I can’t wait!

            All the Best w/Blessings,

            Jonathan N.

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            • Is Regent University a denominational university? I looked it up and saw it has other programs such as nursing and education. What are the studies of these three theology classes? It seems to be heavy duty classes and takes time to study for each.

              I’m not sure about finding a publisher for the children’s book. I checked out a few. It’s a long process. Some would take as long as a year. If I can find one or two that take less than 6 months and the submission is less cumbersome, I may try. If not, I’ll upload it on Amazon by myself. I paid about a thousand for the illustrator and will pay another couple hundred for formatting. I’m doing it for fun and not for profit. If it’s well-received, I’ll make a long-term plan for future children’s books. As to my memoir, I’ll do self-publishing. Again, I want to share my experience and pass it on to my daughter and granddaughters. It won’t be a long book, 15000 words, maybe. I don’t think people want to read too long a book of this type.

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              • Well, I am certainly VERY interested in both and will procure copies (in whatever format) as soon as is possible! 🙂 🙂 🙂

                This semester I’m specifically taking Christian Theology (an introductory course), Soteirology (which is the study of salvation) and Pneumatology (which is the study of the Holy Spirit). Thankfully, my first M.A. gives me a headstart in some of these subjects, as my first Master’s is from Wesley Seminary (Jackson, Mississippi) in Christian Studies. So … I’m not behind the curve ball, at least! 🙂

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