Worth The Wait

As I write this, I’m filled with emotions remembering the birth of our daughter, Keziah, which means “Sweet scented spice that attracts the presence of God.” She is actually sitting here with me and looking right at the computer as I type away. Keziah is everything any parent would want, because she brings so much joy to the world. She’s so loved wherever she goes, and the funny thing is, she has her own fan club!!

During my pregnancy, it was so smooth that all the doctors and nurses look forward to seeing me for my appointments. Yes, it was that good! I prayed for a smooth pregnancy especially after I had gone through a miscarriage. I could count the number of times I threw up and I barely got sick. I mean, I had it really good. My husband and I also looked forward to our appointments because we would always eat breakfast together after each checkup to recuperate before going back to our respective jobs. We loved spending time together during these appointments. Now towards the last month of my pregnancy, we attended the pregnancy class that was offered for first-time parents. These classes where offered on a weekly basis and we enjoyed our instructor. She is very good at what she does.

My due date was September 1st according to what I was told from the beginning and when the 1st came, baby was not here. I began to panic. I walked miles upon miles upon miles, and still no baby. I did several things that I wouldn’t imagine myself doing – only when I’m pregnant and I want baby out now! Anyway, I did things like taking lots of hot sauce, climbing stairs and running up and down stair cases. I mean, what didn’t I do? Yet, still no baby. I began asking God to give the peace to accept that she was going to come in His timing and not my timing. People would ask me things like, “When is baby coming?” and I began responding to them saying, “Baby will come when God has ordained for her to come, because it’s His timing, not mine.” Once I started declaring that out of my mouth, I began to feel the peace of God rest over me. Shortly, when I decided to rest from all the exercises I did that day, around midnight my water broke.

I went to the hospital and they almost sent me home for the second time, until they checked with the doctor first. After checking with the doctor, I was asked to not go home because I was getting induced that day. I came into the hospital 1cm dilated and stayed in bed until I was 100% dilated. How that happened, I have no clue, but God. When Keziah finally came out after an hour and thirty minutes of pushing, it was all worth waiting for. She came out crying and sucking her thumb. She is so beautiful and precious. She brings joy to my heart that I already forgot what I went through to bring her out into this world. She was born on 9/9/16 which apparently signifies everything in the holy realm. Keziah is so perfect for our growing family. I call her my little angel that God blessed me with. She’s going to do exploits and God will use her mightily for her generation to come.

I hope my story inspires you that whatever you’re praying to God for and He hasn’t answered or it hasn’t come, just know that it’s worth the wait and it’s not coming on your timing, but God’s timing. Stay blessed, stay encouraged, and stay beautiful.

Check out this video of Keziah:

Leave a comment below if you relate with my story or if you can share. What area in your life was or is worth waiting for?

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When It Rains, It Pours

Have you ever heard about the adage “when it rains, it pours?” Some of you are reading this and thinking yes, of course! Well, I’m used to hearing this phrase especially when something good or bad is happening in your life. It also usually happens more than once or twice over a short period of time.

For my case, it’s actually something good because I’m in a HUGE transition. God is taking me from one place to another and it’s overwhelmingly exciting at the same time. Something is taking a major shift in my life that makes God want me to write this and maybe this will encourage you as you read through how God works in mysterious ways.

Today, marks the beginning of our annual convention which reminds me of so many things that happened last year by this time. November 2015, I had a miscarriage and it was devastating for my family. While this happened, my husband was licensed as a pastor. I shared my testimony to so many women at a conference that I attended with my mom and my mother in law during this month. God spoke to me to share my testimony on December 31st during our Watchnight Service. I gave a testimony and God told me that eyes have not seen nor ears heard what I’m about to do in your life. Fast forward to January 2016 I found out that I was pregnant. Things were just moving so fast that I was blown away by what God was doing.

At the beginning of our annual convention, I’m here with our beautiful daughter. Sometimes when things are happening in your life and you feel like there’s no hope, just know that God is always there with you. He knows your end from the beginning and nobody on earth can change that about you but God. God turns your test to become a testimony. Sometimes having it rain in our lives is actually a good thing because God is pouring His blessings on earth and you want His blessings to pour down on you like never before.

I want you to feel encouraged today and I pray that as it rains in your life, abundant blessings are pouring like never before. Don’t feel like rainy days always have to come with bad packages. Hope you stay blessed and in waiting for your rainy days to come.

Have you ever had a moment when it rained and poured at the same time? Share your comments below and I’m excited to hear your testimony as well. Please make sure to tag #adakuinspires at the end of your comment.


This holiday means a lot to so many people. To some people it means spending quality time with your family that you haven’t seen in a while. To others it might mean traveling to visit a friend and spending quality time reminiscing about your long term friendship and thanking God that you both have come a long way. Others also use this time to shop with family and friends in preparation of Christmas. As you’re reading this I’m sure you fall into one of those categories.

As for me, Thanksgiving is full of joy in my two families. On my parents side of family, we laugh and eat a lot of African food and maybe Turkey but not necessary. We go around and say out loud what each of us are thankful for. It’s so fun that we spend time discussing about how our lives have changed and how we are so thankful for each of us. In my house, we don’t do the traditional thanksgiving meal like sweet potato casseroles, ham, green beans and so on. Rather we do Jollof Rice which is a typical African food that you always see in any African event. There’s also chicken, plantains, stew, spinach or mixed vegetables, moi moi, and so on.

My in-laws ,who I call my family as well, take this holiday to a whole new level. They go all out by making all traditional meals including stuffing from scratch. I admire this because I wasn’t raised eating Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving because it wasn’t my culture so my parents never got used to it. Being in the United States for more than ten years has definitely changed my perspective on holidays. My sisters in law wake up cooking and then go to Black Friday very early in the morning.

When it comes to events like this, the two families are different but similar. The food might be very different but the idea behind Thanksgiving is very similar. This particular year is very special to the both families in the sense that my older brother and his wife gave birth to my niece two days before our daughter was born. This is what I call double blessings and, for the first time, becoming grandparents, God decided to bless them abundantly. On my in laws side, this will be their first granddaughter. God has blessed us so much that we are full of joy and testimonies. During this time last year I had a miscarriage. To be standing here today with a baby who is so loved by the world is all God. He is so faithful and always true to His Word. I hope this encourages you to stand firm in the Word of God. He will never fail you nor forsake you. I am so thankful for my husband who is always supportive of me. He’s a wonderful father and an amazing son to his family. I love him with all my heart and I wouldn’t let this day go by without saying “Thank You” to a great man of God who I honor and respect with all my heart. I love you babe.

I encourage you to not let a day go by without saying “thank you” to your loved one and tell them why you’re thankful.



Fall Beauty

What’s beautiful about Fall?  Well, I’m glad you asked, because Fall is my favorite season of the year. I get giddy with anticipation about the season of Fall fashion, apple picking, harvest festival, pear picking, pumpkin pie, apple cider, Thanksgiving and so much more: mmmmh! I’m getting so excited even thinking about it. It’s perfect for taking scenic photos while enjoying the beauty of being outside. You have beautiful trees and leaves that change colors like orange, yellow gold, brown, red, tan, etc. You can change your nail polish and makeup look according to the season. For example, you can use lip color and eye shadow to warm up your look during the winter season. However, even without makeup you are made beautiful in God’s eyes.

During this special season of the year is when you light up the sweet scented spiced candles that bring warmth and comfort to your home. Memories are being made in this season and families are surrounded together to eat, laugh, and spend a good ole quality time. As you read this, take time to reflect on how thankful you are for what you have now. Be thankful for having your family and loved ones around to support all that you do. I am very thankful this year, most especially for my beautiful daughter who arrived this September, and having an amazing husband who supports me in all I do.

Be thankful to God for making you beautiful both inside and out. Unlike the Fall season, it’s only beautiful for that ordained season and that’s it until next year. We are different! You are different! You’re beautiful all year round.  As you spend this time with your family, friends, and loved ones, take time to enjoy the beauty of Fall this year, because each year brings something different.



Leave a comment below and tell me what makes your Fall season beautiful. Also, what are you thankful for during this Fall?





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I am so excited about this new blog.  It’s my desire that this will encourage, educate, and empower you and many other women to discover their true beauty and boost your confidence in knowing that YOU NEED TO FEEL BEAUTIFUL!!! This will be accomplished through my personal style, fashion tips, and tricks!!! Can’t wait to post more very soon