I am one lucky girl. Though I may not have been given a biological brother, God blessed me with two super ones. Today we celebrate one of them, miaka ndio ana mingi (he he he he).As B and I made him breakfast, we were happy and wishing him all the best. He looked happy and though he was dissing us and acting macho, we know he felt like letting a tear drop, aaaaaw. I know his day is going well as he is enjoying lunch with big brother, he really will have added quite a few calories by end of day.
I remember like it was yesterday, when I was in lower primary and he was two classes ahead of me. We lived together with mum. In the evenings after school we would meet at pop-in and play car games for like two hours then head home. Of course we would get home like at 7pm as we would leave late and worse still waiting for a fly number 9 mathree to listen to music and zunguka Eastleigh with it, till we got to Parkroad. Sadly, one of the days, he decided to go home early. Seeing as there were no mobile phones, he could not tell me that he was home. I went to pop-in, as usual. I played the various games and then headed home. As I got closer to home, I had this feeling something was not right. As I walked through the door, there was mum looking at me suspiciously. She asked where I had been and I gave my usual lie. This time round however, Mal had already told her where we used to go. The beating I got that day is still fresh in my mind until today! For a very long time, I held it against him but later on he gave me the full story. How my mum made him confess was genius and put in his place, I would have ratted him out and probably faster.
Today he has grown into an amazing old (ok then semi young) man who has gone through so much in life but never given up. I admire his zeal and perserverance despite the circumstances of life. I also appreciate how he always talked bout getting a green house and true to his word, no matter how long it took or what people thought was just talk, he was able to attain it. I believe God will raise him to even higher heights and I continue to pray for his success.
For being a wonderful brother and taking care of me since I was young and even now, Asante
For the strength you have as a person and the great advice you’re happy to give for free, Asante
For snitching on me to mum that day, that was honesty being instilled in me and it worked, Asante
For loving me unconditionally, taking me as I am and correcting me without ever holding a grudge, Asante
For your awesome memory that remembers everything especially the lessons in life, that might have passed in between my ears and willingly reminding me, Asante
For being YOU!! Asante
As you enjoy the rest of your day, best believe I love U so much and not a day goes by that I do not thank God for having you in my life.
May God bless you abundantly, guide you always in what you do and protect and keep you for many more years to come.
Happiest Birthday Bro…. Baraka ziwe tele