The day before yesterday, I was humbled beyond words. I have talked about special people in life but I have to emphasize on this as it made me want to cry. I am in a group of friends who are actually older than me; all are family to me either through blood or amazing friendship. Many times we meet, share a meal or a few drinks, bond, discuss business or just bum together. They have taught me most of the things I know through their actions, ideas, professions and advice. They are accepting to outsiders but if you cross anyone they would be willing to attack, harder than a charging rhino.
Lives have been changing and with family and jobs, sometimes we do not meet as often as we would like to. Thank goodness for social sites and texts, at least we chat once in a while. Being January, everyone was a bit cautious holding on to the final coins awaiting end month payment. On a sad note, a friend of ours lost their mum last week and she comes from about 200kms away. By Saturday, evening about five people had dedicated to going to see her, when they got the news. As word spread at about 9 o’clock in the evening, it would be difficult for people to make an impromptu trip early the next day. At least that’s what many would think. The amazing thing is by midnight, thirteen had confirmed to travel to pass our support and condolences. Not that we had money but there was need to be a support structure to one of us. I was/am humbled by such a selfless gesture. For one to take an entire day which is the relaxing day for many, down all their other plans, spare the money for the journey with its costs to be there not for recognition or to gain a thing, but to offer their love and comfort. Even the ones who could not make it, they were with us in spirit and heart.
We sometimes have arguments or disagree with the people in our lives but when you know the true meaning of friendship, u realize that no disagreement or difference in views should ever make you lose those special people in your life. Through great friendship, love and commitment, we have shared laughter, sorrow, wonderful company, meals, ‘jagers’, opinions, advice and many more.
My people, I appreciate and salute you for being wonderful family. I am so proud to be associated with you and I pray we will always take care of each other and have loooooooooooveeeeeee all around.