Safe Journey dear friend..

DSC02179So today is somewhat a bittersweet day.
One of our good buddies, someone i’ve known ever since he came to Nairobi from his tiny tiny village left the country yesterday to begin a whole new chapter in his life.
Im not sure how most friendships begin. Do you look at a person and decide this is who you want to befriend? Or do you start chatting and ‘click’ right away? I’ll stick with the later- what say?
Well, from day one he has always been this great person- calm, funny and always there when you need him! What more can a person ask for? What more do you really need?
Sometimes you meet people and they become part of your confusing little world. But sometimes, they aid the confusion. They make life a little more tolerable.

Oh boy!! I remember all the days we used to spend together. Sluggishly saying stories in the afternoon heat. All our camping trips together- star gazing and ghost stories around warm campfires..Hippo Hunting at midnight..Polishing down food in hilarious food competitions..For all the animal names you had..Naivasha and Mara are going to miss you biggg!!!

Well, fact is that sometimes we let people into our lives, and we don’t realise how much they mean to us until they’re actually not there. And looking back, at all the memories you shared together- at all the times you will always remember, that is exactly what friendship is about. Someone who comes into your life and leaves a mark. A mark that cant and wont ever be forgotten.

I can never remember him as the serious kind. He was the sort who laughed and joked..Who was the centre of all things fun.

Whether we all say it or not, he is going to be missed! How many  times does a girl come across a friend (even that the male species) who agrees to go shopping- and then goes through the torture of endless window shopping, hours and hours of making a choice, only to end up with 1 – yes 1 item in the shopping bag..? Sure it got to him- but he still took us around! ( |Don’t you dare complain now!!)

But now as he moves on to a brand new life- we wish him all the best. You are the first amongst us to lead the way. And as you move ahead in this beautiful matrimony, we wish you happiness and all good things. And when you do have all those gazillion little babies- and your hair is all white from their tantrums, we will look back and bring out these beautiful yet hilarious stories.

Marriage is a blessing that if nurtured is a beauty. You are probably in a different country as i write this, but you should know that even though we cant be there at this time, once you and your better half are back- its going to be back to the chaotic old times- with bigger milestones and better memories.

I guess this is a starting point as he leaves the singles boat and goes into another. For the great buddy you’ve always been, for all the laughs..for nonsensical chatters.. Boy are we going to miss you!

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