Today 16th April, I celebrated my daughters birthday. Let me say a BIG Happy birthday to my daughter and all her birthday mates. The social media platforms were all buzzing from congratulatory messages for the celebrants.
While this was happening, and my daughter was in college, I took myself out to lunch to celebrate her and ofcourse me.
How can I forget
I have always celebrated my childrens birthdays (as we all do). Since they were born, I've spent hours in time and resources, thinking, planning and celebrating in various venues, with screaming children, music, food, drink and hangovers.
However, this way of celebrating has gradually dwindled as they grow up into young adults. That in itself is an achievement and another cause for me to celebrate.
Ways to celebrate
They now have two birthday celebrations. One at home with the family and one with their peers.
Previously on every single birthday, I have celebrated more than the celebrants, I'm sure I'm not alone. It is by the grace of God that we see each birthday to celebrate in good health. And today was no different. Today, I had a table reservation at Drake & Morgan. Today I did not eat my usual diet of "Utara na Ofe" (Eba and soup)
Lockdown was over and I was going to make the most of the day.
It was perfect. Easy to travel to and a beautiful place to have a scrumptious lunch.
This outing took me out of my comfort zone, and briefly into the world of commuting on public transport. Its been a whole year (or so).
It was a lovely lunch, time out and a day to reflect and thank God.
Wishing you long life of healthy celebrations.