Planning to go to ‘The Aquarium’, I had a lot of images running through my mind. I had regaled the boy with stories of our trips there every year for the last 5 years. I was certain that they would enjoy it all seeing they’d never been there.
However, on reaching there, not only was I in shock, but my children wondered why I had praised this place so much. There were only 2 fish to see, the coral was gone, and so were most of the sea plants.
Having spent the last penny for the week on gas for our trip, I was infuriated that I had banked on this trip for nothing.
Not only were the children unable to write a thing for their weekend expedition assignment, they were hungry and bored.
What a way to crown the week!!
“Was it or was it not?” Sally wondered. She was sure that before her very eyes, she’d seen the Chinese restaurant burn to ashes. She was sure that the news had hit every TV station.
But before her stood the very establishment without a hint of a fire accident. Was it a dream, a hallucination or what?
Standing there dumbfounded, as one who’d seen a house built from its roof up, she vowed never to step into her favourite eating place again, lest while there she disappears and re-appears after some days.
It had been a long journey for Cassey. Dumped at the church to whoever would have mercy, she had hoped from one orphanage to another. While she was glad to have a roof over her head, a bed to sleep and food to fill her belly, some days were too cold that she wondered when life would stop hurting so much.
She’s learned earlier in life that gratitude was the recipe for a great life despite the prevailing circumstances. Moping was, therefore, one thing that she had kicked out of her life as a way to make it big despite the little availed to her.
Filling her time with giving hope to the new orphanage entrants, she found joy in putting a smile on other people’s faces. Though never adopted, Cassey was glad whenever one of the little girls found a new home. Besides, with her education guaranteed, she knew that it was a matter of time before her ‘crossing’ came forth.
Indeed, as the year came to a close, she was offered a scholarship to study Law at Harvard. Walking through the gates of this prestigious university, she felt like everyone was waiting for her, standing there to give her a standing ovation for the far she had come.
It had been a journey of endurance and hope. Not that she’d reached the zenith of her life, but such was a landmark that only God would have granted her.
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I met you and life got brighter. The light in your eyes told a story that I was eager to hear. You carried a grace so beautiful that I desired to be in your company always. As we turned the sharp turn, I knew, there was no turning back.
In you, I found a confidant, loyalty, and love. Despite the distance between us, you are so near. I am glad that I met when I did. Your words have positively impacted my life; helping me to silence what seemed to swallow me up. Your faith has helped me become a better version of the person you met that day.
You have given me hope, you have unveiled the beauty I had securely tucked away.
My dear friend, thank you for bringing the best out of me. Thank you for helping me negotiate the turn and refusing yesterday’s events from haunting and turning me into damaged goods.
The road has been long, the journey was bumpy. Thank you for standing by me all the way. I would not ask for better. I am simply thankful
FFftPP- The Long Winding Road
He was successful,
everyone knew about it,
they smelt it,
they felt it.
He had no family insight,
what an oversight!
the children suffered,
it was painful.
His life was wretched,
it racked of devastation,
with no one to hold him,
and no pillar to keep him grounded,
he was a mess
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He had a heart of gold,
his smile was real,
he is my father.
I may not have spent a lot of grown up days with him, to my chagrin, but I loved him. He left, and then really left. Both departures were so soon and incredibly painful. Though he wished he would stay with us longer, but circumstances and later on disease would not permit. How I wish you had stayed around long enough to see me graduate, bring to you my boyfriend, walk me down the aisle, see your grandchildren, and see me blossom into a mother and wife! But all that would never be enough; I would still wish you were still around even if you’d passed on yesterday.
You are the best thing that happened to me; one that I had no choice in choosing. I love you to the heavens and back.
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