The day is finally here! The day we celebrate the birth of a darling friend and a most ingenious blog reader, Sasha Boné. When there's so much to say one is sometimes left speechless, that's why when I called you earlier today I couldn't say much besides happy birthday, yet my heart was bursting with wishes and prayers for you.
You and I were in the same set in Queen's College and in University of Nigeria, yet eventhough we always had mutual friends, it wasn't until after TTB began that we became friends. Through facebook you found out about my blog and soon started commenting, I looked forward to your comments and then one thing led to another and we started to chat on facebook. Shortly after we started chatting you told me you wanted to give me some money to sow a seed in me and my blog. Lord, I was touched, nobody had ever done that. You didn't do it because you had so much or because we were friends (because we weren't), but because you believed in me and Thelma Thinks.
I told you about a fasting program I was doing and you joined the program and after some weeks when we went for that service to mark the end of the fast, I asked for the money and asked that we both jointly sow it as a seed. We did. When we returned to the Island we immediately headed to ColdStone to celebrate the end of the fast and that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
I don't know if you know it but you're one of the smartest people I know. Without even trying you're constantly thinking outside the box and seeing dimensions to things that nobody ever does. You're interesting and witty and amusingly sarcastic. You're a hard worker who has bravely shouldered on the challenges life has thrown you and you do it with grace and a smile on your face.
You're not perfect and sometimes you drive me up the wall! You're very opinionated which is a good thing but when you start a debate, omo you no dey back down! LOL. Have you noticed that when we have dissenting views I don't even argue after stating my own view because I know I wouldn't even win. Also your love for Kim Kardashian sometimes makes me want to bang my head against the wall, repeatedly, until it bleeds. LOL. You're not perfect but for each imperfection I can think of ten reasons why it should be overlooked and why you're a friend to be kept. You keep me motivated and even when I get tired of my own blog you seem to remain excited and hopeful about it. And you bring your own unique flavour to Thelma Thinks, keeping it interesting and alive. You have meant more to me than you'd ever know and for that I just want to say thank you.
I know your heart holds many desires and today I pray that each and every good one of them are met. I pray that blessings would flood your life and wipe out every unhappy memory. I pray that in good time you are blessed with a man, a home and a career of your dreams. Thanks so much for being you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY you adorable one!