Today, on the 28th day of the 8th month, of 2011 was my 28th birthday.

Thansk be to God, for being my constant companion through out my life…

They always say that happiness is your own initiative. Today, I did not want to wait for someone to make my day. I wanted to make someone smile from my presence. In doing this, I hoped to make someone smile too and share in this special day. With this in mind, I changed my plans to attend mass at Basilica, my usual sunday mass hub, and went to St. Thomas Aquinas major Seminary to celebrate mass with my Childhood friends who are on on their journey to priesthood. It was a lovely mass and the celebrant insisted on these four points,

  • Humility.
  • Persistence and Consistence.
  • Being spontaneous, yourself rather than what others wnat you to be.
  • Having conviction.

The biggest surprise of the day was yet to come, my brother Richard, organised a group of Pro-lifers to surprise me at my house. That was a new one for me. Thanks Richard, Eric, Agatha and Boniface for making my day count… (Off the record, he even cooked…)

After that we went to visit my baby darling girl, Lorna’s daughteer, Meg, She turned one. It was very nice to see her all grown up …

Today was not meant to be my day, though it ended up being, today I wanted to text everyone who has made my life worth living, who has hugged me, when I desperately needed a hug, who has loved me, when I did not think I was worth loving, who have laughed with me, when I shared even a foolish joke, who has cried with me, and did foolish things with me, who has held my hand when I fell, who has believed in me when I did not believe in myself, who has called me just to say, Judy, I was just checking on you, who has shared my dreams and believed in them when they are bright and beautiful and foolish and unworthy, who has cleared the paths when it was too shrubby, and lit them when they were too dark, who were never embarrassed when I was myself, who have come through for me when i did not see a way forward, who became my brother, my sister, my friend, my love, my daughter, my sons, and even grand daughters and great ones too, those who, by my small times we spend together, they have been inspired, they have looked at life differently, they have learnt from their experiences and mine as well, who by watching them grow, my heart  glows with admiration and pride, with a silent voice I say, go, go, u can do it, who by my touching their lives, they have touched my own…

They say when you are born, parents give you wings and the derive joy in watching you fly. Today I fly and soar high and for this reason, I raise my glass, and say in thanks giving, to all who have been my light, strength, a refuge perching tree, stars in the dark sky, and moon when the sun went down, the oasis of love in the desert, the tranquility in the stormy journeys, the light at the end of the tunnel… Cheers, to my 28th Birthday…

I am because you are and since you are I am ( Prof. J.S. Mbithti)

Thank you for that and much more…

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