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#BN2015Epilogues: As Lynda Counts Her Losses, She Hopes for a Better Future

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dreamstime_l_39231188Happy new year to all our readers! As promised, we are continuing the 2015 Epilogues due to the volume of responses we got. We’d like to thank every one who sent an entry, and if you sent your story before the 15th of December 2015, you will see it published on BellaNaija.

If you’re reading this and wondering, ‘What on earth is the series about?’ please catch up HERE.


When 2015 epilogue entries was announced, I fought within myself about whether to share my story or not. 2015 is the year I grew up, toughened up and experienced hard knocks.

This year I experienced heartbreak, dishonesty, lies and infidelity by my friend of 4 years and boyfriend of one year. Everything about the relationship was a lie, he stringed me along with another girl he dated and later got married to. I broke up with him after finding out the lies and he proposed to her 2 weeks later.

I asked myself what I ever did to offend him but in all I give thanks because it made me stronger.

That same month, I got a rare promotion and lost it the next day. I was accused of doing something with no evidence against me. I didn’t have a ‘big uncle’ at work to defend me because those who had were exonerated.
My new position was given to people I was more qualified than at work.

I lost it at that point,I fasted, prayed, lost my appetite, hoping against hope for my promotion to be restored. I’m still waiting.

This year marked the 10th year my Dad died and 2 years Momie left as well, I still lack words to express how I feel. I just hope they are proud of me.

What I got out of all these experiences was a closeness to God, strength and assurance that God will sort me out. What is ahead is greater than what was lost.

Looking forward to unimaginable successes in 2016.

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