I don’t like retrospective posts…..and yet here I am….
This is more thanksgiving than anything else………Thank you God/Gaia/Mother Nature for:
(Disclaimer: Not in order of importance)
J: That life saver. She made 2009 so much more worth it…helping me get a hostel, taking me to hospital, resurrecting my love of karaoke 🙂 Being a friend’s friend xx
Mo: He is such a clown!!! A great friend to have, a walking social network… He is very much the big brother I’d have crafted for myself………and so much more. And to Mo: You’re Kenyan, you can stop now 🙂 Thank you so much for being awesome…..awesomeness becomes you…
B: Her and J, salala!! There should be a fine for being great friends…..those two should pay through the nose!! Thank you, you two, for being tops!
My twin: Eh, those cocoas and talks and walks &…..randomness, fun times. She gave me the courage to seek religion…and accepted me even when I was lost in so many senses….My study buddy, my confidante, I love her 🙂
My ma: She and I have been through a ton of things this year; the heartbreak, the triumphs, the dreams… She helps me remember my greatness….and to reach for the stars…..I am one of them, after all
Marie: He he, I’m European too, if she insists….. That girl is a chunk of fun. Fullstop. And that all-nighter we pulled on the 1st of 2010? Well worth it 🙂
My aunt L: She has been such a revelation for me this year. Where would I be without the hot meals, showers, warm bed? Let me not think about it *shudders*
My dad: We have our moments of non-bliss but 2009 was a year of discovery. I have learnt to forgive myself because I know him…
My dad’s friend H: For giving me a place to bum, have a cocoa, enjoy myself. Questioning me when I smoked…… I am grateful
My friend E: I felt so cheap, dirty, when I had a moment of stupidity with a guy I don’t like……but she pulled me out of the morass I had started making of my life. Every girl needs a friend like her; I am blessed
My twin’s friend M: If it hadn’t been for her, I’d have struggled moving through the maze that is living in school accommodation….. God bless her 🙂
W: Shopping buddy, fun times mate, person that embraces all of me. He was there for the ups and downs and the randomness in between….. 2010 will be fun with him around..
Mama M: She has become like a mother to me….finally I can say I have lots of family to count on
T: That boy is wise beyond his years…. I’m proud to be his sister
My friend C: Finding her after almost 3 years was an epiphany…. It’s good to find her grown, changed and yet still my friend 🙂
N, my best friend: She’s been thousands of kilometres away and I’ve been lacklustre in my communication but I look forward to a good year….
P: Lawd, what was that??!!! I’m grateful that my moment of idiocy was with a person with discretion…it’s so easy, when you do something silly, to disregard the goodness in the other person. He is a good guy, and I hope he’s happy with someone.
Jay S: I found a freshman to befriend 😉 in my second year of school… I’m grateful for all those times when he listened to me, hugged me, bugged me, dined with me……
Josh: My library buddy, my friend…..the one who made sure I always got home safe………
Inno: I know where to go if I need a place to crash…..thanks to her
Z: Without her, I’d never have experienced Lamu. I’m going to Russia v v soon to get her!!!!
L: She and I have come from far….and she always aids me to believe in myself that much more…
My roommate V: She’s quite something…
X: I will that this bit is short….. He has taught me something that I never thought I would learn: Grace. To be undeserving and yet receive. I have felt confused, amazed, angry…the whole gamut of emotions really….because of this one person.Even though I’ve practically vowed not to tell him I love him (The Rules 😉 😀 ), I do. I love the way he makes conversation from little things, his taste in music, his forthrightness, his intelligence, his courage……his ability to make me happy….those letters, the .1 child….all the things the future has in store for us. He is the Dr Burke to my Cristina Yang, accepting my idiosyncrasies and my inability to appreciate the religious side of things…. I just hope no one’s ditching anyone at any altar any time soon………
I’m grateful for all these people and all those who were a blessing along the way……2010, bring it on!