Challenge Day 2 leggo!
What someone told me about myself (unforgettable)
Honestly , I’m at the point in my life where I have let go of a lot of my past dealings. I have experienced a re-born . If I was asked this question three years ago , I would have been able to write so much but let’s see how far I can get with this .
One person I can never forget in this life is Rose Edo-Osai. We were classmates in primary school . I was probably right or nine when she told me but I can never ever forget. I remember the day clearly like it was yesterday.
We were in Basic 4 preparing for the end of the year party. I was super shy and reserved so I didn’t do much , I was more of a speculator. She was part of the choreography dancers and on the fateful day, the school bus came late so she decided to rehearse her steps.
I hung around as a speculator , as I watched I learnt the dance steps and after a while I told her I could do it too . She was gassed and said let’s try it . I knew the song too , my pastor’s wife sang it every Sunday . So I suggested singing while we danced since we were now a team and she agreed . Sweet Rose .
Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning… I sang as I took my first step .
And who told the ocean you can only come .. this farrrrr, and whoo.. I noticed it was was just me dancing , I thought I had flopped. She was looking at me big eye balled and then I said sorry , did I get it wrong ? She squeaked Noooooooo ! You can sing!
The expression on her face , the amazement , shock and many positive emotions all at once . I smiled . No one had ever told me that , it stuck , stuck with me forever . It is the purest affirmation I have ever received. It gave me a confident boost I never realized I needed and when she said continue singing, I sang even better because I felt better .
I was going all soprano , no form of anxiety was in me . It was my first time singing like that in public , probably the first time I heard my self sing . Felt so good but just as it about to end , the anxiety started creeping back , I was thinking what have I done , I had outdone myself and was used to doing that .
The unease melted when she said Chiamaka , I love your voice ,can you teach me how to sing? I don’t know , I said . And really I didn’t know , I didn’t know people learned how to sing , I didn’t learn so I was a bit confused . Next thing I started hearing was please , please and found myself singing and voice coaching Rose .
Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning?
And who told the ocean, you can only come this far?
And who showed the moon where to hide ’til evening?
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?Well, I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
All of creation tesifies
This life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives, yeah
I can NEVER listen to this music by Nicole .C. Mullen and not think about Rose Edo-Ossai.
This is a short one , couldn’t make it any longer . I hope you enjoyed reading . You’d like Day 1 writing too , check it out . Please share and subscribe, see you in day 3.