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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Sunday in House Gists - Blood Is Thicker Than Water....


We all understand what the phrase ''Blood is thicker than water'' refers to right?

Blood is thicker than water is a medieval proverb in English that means that familial bonds will always be stronger than bonds of friendship or love.





Who do your refer to as blood is thicker than water?family members of friends?

Some family members have let us down or betrayed us in several ways that they have become water in our lives while friend born of different parents have became like blood to some...

Who are those you refer to when you use the phrase blood is thicker than water....

What did the water do..

what did the blood do?

60 comments:

  1. This is deep.. I'm on it. This life no balance.. when u have an ingrate as sibling ..wow..

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    1. As in, entitled ingrate!!!

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    2. Exactly! My own younger brother is sitting on this table! He is aggressive has hot temper on 3 different occasions he has broken bottle to stab me because I cared about his welfare. When I got my papers to leave for Sweden I gave up my house because I couldn't continue to pay rent again as I was leaving so i was staying with a close friend of mine in Area 11 Garki,I called my brother on the phone to come so we can stay together, party,pray and discuss some vital issues I was planning to give him my bank ATM so that my bank account will not be dormant and I can also be sending him money through that account! I specifically told him not to bring his girlfriend that was living with him at that time because I was squatting with a friend and her husband so I wouldn't like to bring a stranger they don't know to come and sleep in their house. Lo and behold my brother came with his girlfriend when I saw him I called him into the bedroom and asked him that why did he bring the girlfriend when I asked him specifically not to? He started shouting that I am wicked and senseless so because I am travelling out of the country that he is going to beat me and nothing will happen before my eyes he broke a wine bottle and wanted to stab me, it was my friend and my husband that saved me that day and to think that my flight was the next day. My friends husband held my brother until they were able to calm him down. All I wanted to do with my brother was forgotten no party ,nothing I didn't even give the ATM card again to my brother. After 6 months in Europe my brother called me to borrow 50k to register his business, I told him I don't have.Today he is married to that lady he did wedding without telling anyone in the family! He keeps telling anyone that knows me that I have done nothing for him! That I am not his family because I refused to yield to his nonsense demands! He tells people that I don't mean good for him please how have I offended this my brother I don't know this is someone I got admission to UNIVERSITY he went and join cult was fighting up and down in Gwagwalada after wasting our money for good 4 years he was sent away by the school! Now No job,No Skill,nothing and he wants me to be feeding him and his wife NO NA! This kind of blood brother I no want.

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    3. @Nkiru 😁. You know why I smiled? Just reading your story, there is no iota of doubt that you still love this crazy brother deeply. You think you are done with him and it's now "water" that bind you bah? I know your type. You are just hurt and angry. You will do it all over again. Sorry. You will always do what you can for him as long as you both live and you will go extra miles for him even though you will always come back to flog yourself.

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    4. Nkiru it is sad. Do your best, leave the rest to God and pray for him. Meanwhile when I saw your name first thought that came to me was the meatpies you said you would be baking in the other post. Na wa ooo. I think of food too much these days.

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    5. Nkiru you have tried. God bless you. Hopefully he returns to his senses soon

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    6. I'm not alone. I have practically given my elder sister everything I could. I feel sorry for her cos she lost her only child who left 2 kids behind. I promise I will be there for her in my little way. From nanny to house repairs to feeding to security to medical needs, I do all. I have never been married nor hv a child and my sister sincerely don't care. If she make a demand and I ask her to give me time, she becomes so angry. Once she knows or suspect I hv money anywhere, I must spend it. If I give anybody money to do a project, she will make so much trouble with them and out of fear, they will return my money. Im not in Nigeria and can't go home every now and then. Last week she checked herself into hospital for low blood pressure and had refused to leave hospital. I have to bear the bill and Christmas is coming. Sometimes I feel like sending a chronicle.

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    7. God delivered me from my day, na now wey I don born pikin I realized, I was spending and spending and spending for ingrates, until I lost my job and went broke, na there I my eyes clear. I say God thanks for making me lose that job cos now, I face my son ONLY

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    8. Anon 18.47 it is obvious you don't love yourself. Just continue until you die for her. Newsflash even Jesus can't save us all, so the earlier you focus on your life the better for you. You will leave this world alone so you don't owe her jack. Seriously you tell her every project and every amount you have? Like am speechless.

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  2. Yes that's why we easily forgive our siblings more than 70 x 70 (70 x 7). Take one.

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    1. Luv girl not just our siblings, forgiving 70 x 7 in a day goes for anyone that offends us, blood or water. πŸ™

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  3. The medieval proverb in English actually means the reverse, but not to derail the post...
    Blood to me means my immediate family (husband and kids), water is everyone outside this circle.
    Again I feel it’s relative to the situation - my cousin will be ‘blood’ in relation to non-relatives.
    One of my relatives messed up big time by sleeping with my aunt’s (her step-sister’s husband), her blood quickly turn water🀨.

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  4. I'm of the opinion that if you treat me like your own, blood or not, I gat you too! Bottom line is to open your eyes and use your head to avoid stories.

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  5. In some cases, the water dey wash the blood comot. I have a very close friend that means the world to me. She's my "blood" anytime. My Mum calls her her daughter.

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  6. Wetyn consign me with water and blood? I'm in for anyone that gives me peace of mind. Strangers have proved to be more reasonable than most of my family members including parents. Na who send me I send o.

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    1. I dey your side. Family keep messing up big time but you can't throw them away.

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  7. My siblings are my blood, although some people might acts anyhow due to some situation(s) facing them, but that's doesn't change the feelings we have for our siblings becos of the blood connection which we shared together. Just take a look at the relationship between a mother and her unborn baby in the womb.

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  8. I dont even talk to my brothers, we re not up to 27. Just idle nd not trying to improve his life

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  9. Some friends are family, some family are wolves in sheep in clothing. Family is wherever your heart lies. I thank God for both my family and friends. Blood is thicker than water, whoever has the thickness should posses it.

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  10. My family comes under blood but there are a few friends who turned from water to blood because of their acts. A particular friend who has been with me through the highs and lows is no family to me.
    So yes Blood is not just family.

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  11. Blood is thicker than water yen yen yen I invested in blood since last Sept for a Bus not Nigeria use o o, more than 1year now I haven’t gotten 1/5th of the money, The person moved from the address we have in our agreement book, I have been telling him to give me his new address, uncle no wey, I call his number/wife in fact 3 numbers attached to them Not available not available.
    One day I just woke up and cried my eyes out, this is someone I sacrificed my savings for, my dear I no do blood again, if u are my friend we do buz, we draft agreement with a lawyer everyone is happy, during lockdown I and my friend did something, she gave me my share no bad blood in there, everyone meuvvveeeeeee, and you tell me blood blood, when I wake up n remember the blood I regret and it make me go paranoid, sometimes I will be like “ hey babe were you jazzed”. Cos it wasn’t the 1st

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    1. Or is it the one that when I wasn’t around, I am used to keeping Mint (money) for offerings or tithes, I take it special to God, I had about 40k new 200 notes with few 500 notes, I told my bro to assist me get one of my certificate or I think he just came to my apartment went to my box, search n collected d money, he knew I was far, like I wasn’t gonna be around for 3/4mths, when I came back I was jokingly telling my sis that hey I have some mints, bros was standing right in front of me o o he heard n pretended nothing chaiiiii, my sis said her instinct told her she pray this guy hasn’t collected that money because the way he was cold n had this pretentious smile, my people guess what Oga didn’t disappoint. Even my sis was very angry, I was hurt n it still hurt me, if I remember like I said in my 1st comment that was the 1st. 2nd, ......


      I watched a kit by Mr Macaroni, hmmmmm about this blood thing blood blood Na so e blood dry πŸ§‘‍πŸ¦―πŸ§‘‍πŸ¦―πŸ§‘‍πŸ¦―πŸ§‘‍πŸ¦―πŸ§‘‍πŸ¦―πŸ§‘‍πŸ¦―πŸ§‘‍🦯

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    2. So sorry lily. Family can sometimes let us down and it hurts, moreso bcos they ought to be blood

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  12. I ve just one sis n she's the most selfish person ever. Am very forgiving but at a point I had to grow sense. When I was still ttc for 4 years plus after an ectopic , I had failed ivf that led to another serious medical condition. Money was tight while in d hospital, my sis called some of her friends who gave her money on my behalf, only for her to come up on d the day of my discharge to ask me to pay back monies she added to my bill, that was gifted to me by her friends. My husband was right there, I was so ashamed n disappointed.we left the hospital she kept asking, calling, my hubby borrowed money to pay her back. This is someone I practically shopped for her kids most of the time, can't count the no of times I ve dashed her money when I was still single. My late dad used to tell me how selfless I am toward her that my sis can never do same for me,but I shrugged him.
    2nd most memorable that I can never forget was the day she asked me as usual to babysit, she took longer than expected n that day I was emotionally down. Only for her to show up later than planned, with no tangible excuse other than hanging out with friends. I was furious n I complained, the next thing she told me was" ordinary babysitting u are complaining later u would say u are looking for a child" I died woke up, it was a day to my birthday, my mum cried so bad cos she was there, I cried so bad, I never told my hubby cos he would be hated her forever. Amongst many other stuff, but that was the day I stopped going out of my way to please her, or stopped doing stuff for her. Thank God am finally pregnant, once I birth my baby I would remind her, those words cause scars to my soul cos she knew all I had pass thru from my multiple miscarriages to operation. Maybe am overreacting but I felt since her marriage ended, she was happy I was having such issue. Cos that was d lowest point one could ever go
    Some blood ain't thicker than water, thank God I ve good friends i can confide in.

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    1. That was a very stupid and insensitive thing to say to you. Thank God you are pregnant, i wish you a safe delivery, but please do not remind her of what she said. She thought she was mocking you, but God has put her to shame. Let her stay on her lane. Sending you lots of πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    2. A million likes of Candy's advice.

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    3. 14.48 dear, Right there in your tummy is God telling you "sorry my child. Weep no more and let all hurts slide".

      Don't EVER make that mistake of reminding her or holding it against her in any way. I am not joking. You must delete that experience as hurtful as it was like it never happened and focus on gratitude for what God has given you and more that He will give you. Don't stop being good to her and her children too even more so now that she has marital challenges. PLEASE.

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    4. You are not overreacting!!! She was so wrong and you should let her know how much those words hurt you. Thank God for your baby on the way. Safe delivery anon and God bless and keep you

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    5. She only reminded God of your situation and He has blessed you. No need to remind her

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    1. My own family are full of evils. Zobo is thicker than water pls

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  14. No such experience yet to make me consider water thicker than blood.
    Although right now my brother is being really selfish.

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  15. No one can love you more than they will love their family members, I don't play with my siblings or parents no matter the issues they all comes first.

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    1. Speak fo yourself .

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    2. @Excited courtesy please speak for yourself
      you think those people that post all those family issues here don't love their family abi?

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  16. Hmmmmm. Stella my mum parents has 5 children. My mum the last child. You won't believe the 4 of them planed and killed my mum at the age of 57 cos of 250 acres of land that needs to be shared equally. Well they all died exactly a month interval except 1 person remaining. Stella now myself and my brother don't have anybody we can call a family. They are evil. This is not blood but zobo is thicker than water. Thanks

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    1. Zobo kwa☺☺.....it is well

      I don't joke with my parents and siblings o, even hubby knows how close we are. We respect each other, but you see my maternal and paternal sides of their families, it is story for another day....my maternal uncle died yesterday cos of the beef he had with his half siblings. He dreamt that hot water was poured on his legs, only for him to wake up to did his legs all messed up, he couldn't walk nor talk again, na so he die yesterday. Yet people will say witchcraft doesn't exist. But i have told God that the perpetrators won't go Scotfree.

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  17. My family members who do not know Christ and eventually do not repent, our relationship ends in this life.
    For the members of the body of Christ, the believers, our relationship continues for all eternity.
    Don't you see the blood tie that matters here? πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„

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    1. πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“

      Ok. Noted.

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    2. @Saphire
      You come across as someone who hates anything "God" or godly, are you?

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  18. I suddenly got a call yesterday around 12pm to come to the station to bail my brother because of woman matter. This is the third time. I have told him that the next time I will get such calls,I'll just tell them to shoot him let all of us rest.
    He gave them my number to call cause he knows my parents will not answer him.
    Let me go Anon abeg

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    1. Give the last warning
      Then lock up

      Tough love teaches entitled adult delinquents sense

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  19. In life u meet people that are more than blood to u.u see them going that extra all for u,things that the so called blood won't even do for u..this is my story.so if blood is what u need to survive,I wouldn't be here today.

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  20. Blood isn't thicker than water anything.my elder sis stays in same town with me.shes married with 3boys while I've 3girls.i started clothes biz b4 I'll say jack she too started clothes biz,and we've same mutual friends,attend same church and same fellowship.when she started d clothes biz,I was happy for her,I even gave her my supplier numbers and all.She went and was telling her friends that buy tins from me to stop and cone to her.She was even telling our mum that she'll collect all my customers.if she sees them wearing clothes they bought from me, she'll ask them how much I sold it,that she'll sell lesser.
    The one that broke me - she ordered clothes from turkey and I said I'll buy from her.bvs do u no she sold to me same thing she was selling retailers.just to make my own expensive.

    There was a time we're contributing money for our younger brother.she wanted me to contribute higher.i went to complain to our mum.when our mum asked her she said all these money I'm gathering is for who,after all I don't have a make child.i cried when my mum told me.To the glory of God I've a make child today.A blood that doesn't want my progress isn't thicker anything.

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    1. That kind sister should be at arms length

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  21. We have blood in friends and water in family members, it all boils down to how we relate to each other. When you are good to me and we relate well without any bad intentions you are my blood. A lot of times I have gotten help more from friends than family. In this life just be good to everyone your heart can trust, they might be the blood you need.

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  22. This year has shown me A LOT,the people you break your back for does not mind what happens to you as long as the blame is shifted to someone else except them/Thiers!

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  23. Unfortunately you all do not know the full quote and the meaning you give to the shortened quote is the direct opposite of what the full quote means.

    The full quote, however, is: “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.” The original meaning of the phrase was blood shed on the battlefield creates a stronger bond between soldiers than simple familial or genetic ties.

    Sorry to all who have being betrayed by those they hold dear.

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  24. I have amazing family. I have two beautiful sisters who are my best friends. Not too close again to one of my brothers,i don't know what came over him after he got married,not that we are demanding some are even better financially than him. We gave him enough space,but we all still chat in the family WhatsApp group and I wish him well.

    My other brother is so loving and we are closer to him and his family. I love the way he treat and respect his wife. My parents are so selfless and caring,I pray to God for more money so that I can take them round the world before they will go and be with the Lord.
    All of them are not perfect but I love them silly with their imperfections cos they also love me unconditionally.
    Indeed they have proven to me that blood is thicker than water.

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