Waking up was one thing and getting up from
bed was another. I la!d in bed staring at the
minute hand of the clock, it was Saturday
Morning and I took it upon myself to lazy around in bed.
When I heard the familiar bell, I knew it
was time to get up for the Morning devotion that was routine in my house, catching a yawn I made my way to the sitting room to join the rest of my family in prayers unto God. My Elder Sister Erica had wrapped herself in a blanket with a huge frown on her face, She wasn’t one to enjoy anything Christian and I smiled to myself at the thought, My eldest brother David was no different as he tried in vain to keep his eyes open while muttering an occasional “Amen” to the prayers being said and my younger sister
Janet was fast asleep as my father prayed for
Nigeria. I finally shut my eyes and said grace as the prayers came to an end.
I belonged to a Christian Family and we usually
started the day with a Morning devotion involving all Family members…even though some of my Siblings had a huge problem with it…
“Oh god thank God that’s over” Erica exclaimed standing up with a stretch, My mother gave her a look She ignored as She made her way back to her room to put on Rihanna music as was her
Every other member of the family went about their business, my mother to the kitchen
with me following.
We live in Benin City, Edo state Nigeria…Rever
end Paul Badmus is my Father..he is a part-time pastor at the redeemed church as well as a lawyer, Mrs Bridget Badmus My Mother is a nurse working at the University Teaching
hospital, My eldest brother David, 25 years old
just finished from law school and was home
before he got a job, My Sister Erica, 23 years old was in her final year in the university studying Accounting, I turned 21 a month ago and was in my third year in the University studying Medicine, my kid sister Janet, just 8 years old, was in primary three at the University Staff School…don’t ask me about the discrepancies in age..guess my parents forgot to use protection…
“What’s for breakfast?” I asked my mother
“Bread and tea..do fry the eggs” She replied..I went about doing as I was told. We were pretty average in riches, I wouldn’t say we were poor neither were we rich but we were comfortable.
We lived in a three bedroom rented apartment in which I shared a room with my elder Sister. We had been on holidays and school was to resume next week, I couldn’t wait.