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Forever Thankful!

18/08/2015

Growing up, life wasn`t a bed of roses for my family and i. After my dad was diagnosed with  brain tumor, so did our world change as well. At a very young age, my siblings and i had to learn how to adjust to the changes that this dreadful disease brought into our lives. Our loving dad was a fighter! A hero…… A man full of faith and who never gave up on his family. This was a man who would laugh and smile despite him being in so much pain. He helped so many people and was willing to go an extra mile just to see anyone happy. A man who never thought twice about giving and sharing what he had. He didn`t allow cancer to steal his joy away from him, something i really admired. I prayed for him more than i prayed for myself. I just wanted God to take that pain away from him. Being the only girl in the family made me daddy`s little girl and i loved how he spoiled me. Oh my days! The connection between us was so strong and real. It`s been three years since he left us but one thing for sure is that he will never be forgotten 🙂

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I am thankful for my mom`s life. My super hero, my everything! We have gone through real hardship with my mother and she never gave up on her four children. Not even once! She struggled day and night and made sure that we all went to school and never went to bed without food. She always saw the best in us when no one else did. She always encouraged us and told us we could be what we wanted to be, only if we fought and worked hard for it! It`s because of her prayers, sacrifices and hard work that we have come this far. We are so proud of our ,,mommy bear”! But most of all, i am forever thankful that she took care of our dad during that difficult time just as she promised on that day they got married and vowed to be there for each other in  both good and bad times.

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Remember that everything will not go the way you want it to. This alone is a real proof that life has it`s ups and downs. Now that i am a grown up and have a clear level of understanding, im infact thankful for the hard times  i experienced. I am grateful for the struggles i went and still go through. They have not only made me stronger and wiser as an individual but they have also played a major role for me in terms of growing and learning something new! I have learnt not to make them break me but rather to let them make me 🙂

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We are human. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We stumble and fall. We get hurt, rise up again and try again. The key is to keep on trying again and again. That`s how we keep on learning and growing. My life isn`t perfect. I have flaws, you name it. I have made many mistakes in my life. But through it all, i am so grateful for each moment because i know all that had to pass in order for me to be where i am today!

What i am, what i have been through, all i hope to be, i owe it all to God, my Heavenly Father. I am so proud to know and acknowledge that i am serving a living God. One who will never leave or forsake his people. One who blessed me with an adoroble son, a wonderful husband, an amazing mother, a beautiful family and awesome friends.

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It doesn`t matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be thankful that you have a glass and grateful that there`s something in it! At the end of the day the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate, right?

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What are you thankful for?

Ps: Thank you so much for all the lovely feedback i received on my last post. It was really encouraging!

As always, thank you for stopping by my lovely readers; You are all appreciated!!!

Love and Love

Milly 🙂

 

 

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63 Comments

  • Reply Elle 18/08/2015 at 12:57 pm

    Word’s of wisdom dear. Couldn’t t agree more with you. As they say what doesnt kill you only makes you stronger.
    http://www.proudlyelled.com

  • Reply Sara Kate 18/08/2015 at 2:36 pm

    How incredibly inspiring. Your outlook on life is so amazing and you are so brave for sharing all of this! Continued blessings, love!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

  • Reply emily warinda 18/08/2015 at 3:59 pm

    Your positive outlook for life is amazing hun.. and it translates to the glow not only in your face but the whole of you…. This was beautiful, and I know God is not done with you…. The best is yet to come, i’m sure daddy is smiling down on you wherever he is.. Hugs XX

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      Reply Styled by Milly 18/08/2015 at 6:30 pm

      Ooh yes hun! I’m sure he is proud of all of us! Thank you so much. I’m so humbled✔

  • Reply Layla 18/08/2015 at 4:21 pm

    I love this and I agree with you – be grateful for everything you have and appreciate every moment. We are here to go along a certain path and do what we need to do! I think life is too short to worry, it’s not about how much money we have and what we buy but little moments with friends and family!

    Lovely post and cannot wait to see more from you – your look is gorgeous too! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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      Reply Styled by Milly 18/08/2015 at 6:29 pm

      Yes Layla! I couldn’t agree more with you! Thank you so much for everything!

  • Reply Len Parent 18/08/2015 at 6:43 pm

    OMG! I want your HOT body, Milly! Amazing style!
    http://www.lenparent.com

  • Reply Missy May 18/08/2015 at 6:58 pm

    Who am I that the Lord is mindful of.? I’m thankful of that and everything around me. I couldn’t have made it this far without His grace and mercies. Great post, Milly!! You look beautiful as always. Effortlessly pretty outfit. :))

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    Reply Styled by Milly 18/08/2015 at 7:09 pm

    Amen Missy May!
    And thank you so much for your kind words

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge 18/08/2015 at 7:17 pm

    What an amazing post! Thanks for sharing your faith. It’s such an inspiration. I lost my husband and father to cancer to so I totally understand what you went through. Praise the Lord for his love and support. You look stunning by the way!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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      Reply Styled by Milly 18/08/2015 at 9:17 pm

      Cancer is so horrible! But I hope everything is fine with you now!
      Thank you for stopping by

  • Reply Cielo Fronteras 19/08/2015 at 12:20 am

    So stunning! Love the dress! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply Bhushavali 19/08/2015 at 6:59 am

    Simple & elegant & sexy outfit. You look gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog dear. Hope you’ll follow too if you like!
    Fashion Panache

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      Reply Styled by Milly 19/08/2015 at 10:25 am

      You are welcome hun! You have a wonderful blog
      Thank you so much!

  • Reply almasi 19/08/2015 at 12:55 pm

    Encouraging words. Its true the hardships we go through only makes us stronger.

    http://becauseitsvida.blogspot.co.ke

  • Reply Almasi 19/08/2015 at 1:03 pm

    Its true what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

    Beautifully said.
    http://becauseitsvida.blogspot.co.ke

  • Reply Tiffany 19/08/2015 at 1:12 pm

    Hi! Your post is filled with great lessons and I thank you for always sharing. You are a true inspiration! Blessing to you and your family!

    http://tinytiffs.blogspot.com

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 19/08/2015 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you so much Tiff! I always appreciate your support

  • Reply Wenluditoh Daniellah 19/08/2015 at 2:03 pm

    In every family its always staying together no matter what happened, My dad always told as to put a smile on our faces even if we missed a meal we were not supposed to let the world know about it, its a family affair jaber . Life is not so easy but we learn to adjust to it as it prepares us to our own future and Success and as you know there is nothing permanent in this world ,says my dad!
    Back to this outfit oh , u dey fyn abi .. you look more than gorgeous as usual and bodycon should kind of be your everyday sense of style cause u rock them so well and the shoes are very comfortable as well.
    Enjoy your day my dear
    x

    http://www.fashiongalorelovers.com

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 19/08/2015 at 4:27 pm

      Yes hunny! The most important thing is that we are grateful that we are alive and still standing strong!

  • Reply Linda 19/08/2015 at 2:08 pm

    Very true..what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger..Such an amazing post dear..Am forever grateful to God for good health and family..these are two things I never take for granted..

    P.S Whatever exercises you do to get such an amazing body, please go on with them:-)

    http://www.lindasworldofstyle.blogspot.com

  • Reply Eunice 19/08/2015 at 6:07 pm

    Very inspiring post, and as usual the outfit is gorgeous. Love

    http://www.nyagem.com

  • Reply Natalia 19/08/2015 at 6:07 pm

    What a wonderful post! Thank you for getting so personal with us your readers. I am thankful for the endless opportunities God gives us, to meet exceptional people in our lives.

    Natalia
    http://www.lindifique.com

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      Reply Styled by Milly 19/08/2015 at 7:30 pm

      Aaaw! That’s really sweet of you! You might never know how your story can inspire someone else! Thank you Natalia

  • Reply Danielle 19/08/2015 at 6:38 pm

    This is beautiful! I loved reading it! Your outlook on life is amazing and I wish more people shared your view! I am so sorry to hear about your father. You look beautiful in these pictures and keep inspiring everyone!! When people actually stop to think about it they can probably find so many things to feel blessed for.

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

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    Reply Styled by Milly 19/08/2015 at 7:31 pm

    I couldn’t agree more Danielle! I’m glad you loved reading the post! Thank you

  • Reply Vanessa 19/08/2015 at 9:11 pm

    Milly, you are so gorgeous! You belong in a magazine! Love the skirt – you look fab!
    Sending you much love, darling & I hope you have a great day!!
    XOXO, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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      Reply Styled by Milly 20/08/2015 at 3:32 pm

      Aaaw Vanessa.. You are way too kind! Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate it

  • Reply Tanya 19/08/2015 at 10:07 pm

    Oh Milly, your posts are always so inspirational and cheerful! It’s so much interesting to read your thoughts and also look on your outfits! I absolutely love your shape! Any dress will fit you like a glove darling!
    I agree we should appreciate everything and everyone in our life and cherish every moment of it! We lost our dear friend to leukemia 2.5 months ago and he suppose to turn only 26 , so now we look at the life so different!
    Wishing you wonderful week!

    http://www.stripesnvibes.com
    BlogLovin

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      Reply Styled by Milly 20/08/2015 at 3:35 pm

      So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend! May his soul rest in peace Tanya!
      I appreciate you taking your time to read my blog! But most of all I’m glad that you always get inspired each time you come here!
      Thank you darling

  • Reply Linet Nkirote 20/08/2015 at 5:10 am

    This is a very encouraging post dear. Thanks for sharing.
    I’m forever thankful for my mom who has seen my sisters & I through so much….she is such a strong woman.
    Am loving the bodycon dress, I see summer through your style now that the headlines here are warning of a possible El Nino…summer seems like a far fetched dream. I love the wedges too.

    http://pearlsprettyskin.blogspot.co.ke

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      Reply Styled by Milly 20/08/2015 at 3:38 pm

      Ooh no! El nino again?
      Don’t be discouraged dear! I’m sure Summer will come sooner than you think.
      I on the other hand can already see how Fall wants to take over so quickly! So we are enjoying the last few days of Summer before its gone for good!
      Thank you Linet for stopping by hun

  • Reply Winfred 20/08/2015 at 2:54 pm

    Loving thy outfit Milly
    hope my shakespeare isn’t hard to comprehend haha!!
    Check you out tho !! Rocking out Vogue in Vogue style
    I love it
    XXX

    http://itsjustwinnie.blogspot.co.uk/

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      Reply Styled by Milly 20/08/2015 at 3:40 pm

      Haha!
      Amen to that Winnie!
      One day hun! One day we will also be in Vogue!
      I have faith in that!
      Thank you so much dear

  • Reply Falasha 20/08/2015 at 8:08 pm

    Always gorgeous Milly, love this dress!

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin’

  • Reply Rheeyah 20/08/2015 at 10:21 pm

    Forever he lives on! Great words of wisdom Ma!

  • Reply mahryska 21/08/2015 at 6:29 pm

    great look sweetie!!

    kisses from dubai ♥
    http://www.mahryska.com

  • Reply Coco 21/08/2015 at 10:16 pm

    Your words moved me and filled me with admiration for you and your family. I didn’t grow up in a bed of roses either, but now I’m thankful for my precious Treasures that are my husband and my little girl. Your dad would be so proud of you! And you look gorgeous and stylish on top of being strong and sweet. Hope we can stay in touch 🙂 Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog – Valeria Arizzi

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      Reply Styled by Milly 22/08/2015 at 2:06 pm

      That’s really sweet of you! Thank you so much and it would be my pleasure to stay in touch Coco
      Thanks once again!

  • Reply Mira Tolvanen 22/08/2015 at 12:06 pm

    Cool!

    http://www.hotdecades.com

  • Reply Adela Acanski 22/08/2015 at 3:57 pm

    Lovely look!

    http://www.adelaacanski.com/

  • Reply sand 24/08/2015 at 11:54 am

    Nice shoes 🙂 Kiss kiss from France, Sand.
    .
    http://www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

  • Reply Coco 25/08/2015 at 10:15 am

    Thank you so much for stopping by sweetie!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog – Valeria Arizzi

  • Reply agnesss 25/08/2015 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story……I love the dress
    https://aggiebest.wordpress.com

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      Reply Styled by Milly 25/08/2015 at 5:20 pm

      And thank you for dropping by Agness. Appreciate it 🙂

  • Reply Brian Haverty 29/08/2015 at 1:20 pm

    A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one. Read more quotes and sayings about Forever Thankful.

  • Reply Open Kloset 24/09/2015 at 5:36 pm

    Soooo Beautiful Darling:)
    So Gorgeous Darling:)
    Well I have a post about: How To be Happy? And For what I am Thankful:)
    Read pls I think you would love:)

    Thank you and Dont Forget: True Beauty Comes From Within:)
    Love Karina
    http://www.openklosetfashion.blogspot.pt

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