*BECAUSE TOMORROW, AUGUST, THE 21ST IS MY BIRTHDAY 🙌* Finding out that my birthday would be clashing with Eid-Il Adha came as a shock to me. Disappointing as it may sound (I mean that day is a blessing on its own), I was actually sad at first . I was like why would my birthday be clashing with Eid.
I mean, friends were asking me what my plans for my birthday was. I kept telling them "I don't know! It's clashing with Eid" . A lot of them said "wow, that's so cool, double blessings for you my dear". Noticing the look on my face, many of them had to ask me if that was why I looked so sad.
A few days ago, I took a walk down memory lane, reminiscing about so many things, the wonderful people I've lost in my life, the moments we had, and the ones who have died. In the process, I realized I was being too selfish, I mean God's kept me for this long, I'm not dead, I'm still alive and I'm not ill. And there I was, complaining about things as fickle as my birthday clashing with Eid.
It made me realize I have so much to be thankful for, so here I am celebrating God's favor in my life a day before my birthday. And tomorrow, I'll be celebrating my birthday and Eid-Il Adha with the people I love. I'll be having more than enough to be thankful for.
So, until then, y'all should stay good. Peace ✌
P. S: Even if you have to slide in my dm tomorrow, then please do. I don't wanna hear any "I'm so sorry, I forgot it was your birthday " 😂 😂
And uhhh, on a scale of 1-10, how much do you love this picture? 📷 by the awesome @mrwaduud
Erick and I decided to play with our photography yesterday and do something a little out of the “lifestyle” ordinary and try something a little more editorial if you will. No posing, just spontaneously shooting while I moved around as if my picture wasn’t being taken. We’re amateurs for sure, but we had so much fun playing with the light & shadows and got some pretty cool images out of it. I also had the best time editing them🙌🏼 There’s just something about creating something beautiful that tells a story. I truly get such a high from it! This is one of my absolute favorites. What do you guys think? #lillybstyle#chicwish#fashionphotograpy