Today is your birthday, and I feel blessed to spend it yet again with you. So much has happened since we first met, and today is not the day to go into it. I thank God for your life and for your heart. I thank God for making you the person that you are today. And although some of your past experiences have not been the most pleasant ones, I thank God still for them all because they have made you who you are today.
If someone had told me years ago that come 2012, I would be dedicating a post to you on my blog, I would have slapped them twice. Me, a whole Verastic to dedicate a post to you?? Mba nu. But here I am today typing away at my keyboard and doing it ever so happily, too. When we celebrated your birthday last year, no one could have predicted the changes that would happen between last year and now. What a difference a year makes! Speaking of last year, wasn’t that when I was trying – and failing – to convince you that that fake heifer ain’t no friend of yours. But you eventually learned the hard way. Mm hmm. But I digress …
Igwe, you are kind, you are loving, you are generous, you are romantic, you are intelligent, and you are blessed beyond words. If I tell people who think they know you the things you do for me — and err, to me — they probably won’t believe me. You spoil me rotten, and I have absolutely no complaints about that.
The dreams you have, the values you have, the passion you have for the things and people you believe in, it’s unprecedented. And on this blessed day, I pray that the good Lord meets you at the point of your needs. I pray that God surpasses your wildest dreams and expectations. The plans that you have for the future, I pray that God brings them to your doorstep. May you be only where God wants you to be, when He wants you to be there. May friends and strangers fall over themselves to favor you. When your dreams turn into reality, may God grant you the courage to go for it, the strength to keep going, and the wisdom to remember where you came from, whose son you are, and where you are going. May you never make a mistake that will cost you everything. Most of all, may God grant you long life, health, prosperity, and err, me.
Happy birthday, my love. You may now open that gift you’ve been asking me about.