Is the world ready for me? I’m coming out kicking, laughing and loving life in T+16!!!
These last few weeks have been… bittersweet. I’m ready, I’m ready to burst out of the golden shell I’ve been living within for the past year. And I’m ready for a full freakin’ day at the hair and nail salon.
My godmother and godsister are preparing and buying fabrics for the Ibu Aña trono they’re putting up for my 1st BIRTHDAY party on February 3rd! The cake has been ordered, special fabrics are being shipped for each Orisha’s pedestal, mazos are in progress and my chest is bursting 🤩 As is customary in my ile, I’ll be wearing one of the outfits made for my Santo initiation (a second dress most people don’t ever see till this day of celebration). I didn’t know this till recently, and had a whole outfit prepared thinking I’d get to pick (see photo above), haha.
I have a big surprise for everyone 💛
Also, I can’t wait to see my GODMOTHER AND OYUGBONAKAN, beautiful godsisters and godbrothers, friends, extended religious family, and all who will join us from all corners of the earth.
My 1st Birthday! The celebration of a sacred sacrifice that has reached its completion. Thanks to OLODUMARE, I am not the first nor the last, and I can’t wait to embark on the next phase of my life as an Olorisha. I’ll be presented to the Santo room shortly, and will begin to work in future Ochas! An absolute honor 🙏🏼
What makes me happiest for this celebration is knowing that the house will once again be filled with each individual’s aché and their hearts will be filled with love for Orisha. Like adjoining rivers, fingers of a single hand, we’ll unite to form a sea of love – singing, dancing, praying to the heavens. Thanking Orisha for what they’ve given us: experience, choices, opportunities, air in our lungs and a sunrise each morning. What more can we ask for?!
Hats off to my magnificent Mother Ochún! ¡TE ADORO, MADRE!