Thursday, 9 August 2012

For Tony and Tonya, You Remind Me Of What Matters

I have never once thought Love to be overrated; as a matter of fact I think we play down the beauty and power of it. Even when heartbroken, I still believed in love but as I grew older I stopped seeing it as some warm mushy feeling, or the silly giddiness of a teenager, or the butterflies fluttering in my stomach at the sight of the one I love. With age love becomes all that I had mentioned and much more, it becomes more of understanding, compromising when you do not agree, or like the poet in me would say “agree to disagree’ I love LOVE, and I am never one to act indifferent or pretend about it.
The whole love euphoria came upon me (like the way that like a wave this weekend, the one person who made it possible for me to use that phrase again after my friend Ajiri passed on, my BFF Yimi got engaged! She had walked this path before, but this is the first time I am actually this excited, because I believe she finally found THE ONE. I know that sounds so cliché, but that is how I actually feel about her and her BoyFriend Fiance (still getting used to it jare, its been only a week)
Tonya and Tony met through some circumstances that usually she and I would most likely scoff at, but from the first day we hung out at the movies, even when she kept saying ‘we are just friends’ I knew that was impossible unless she stopped seeing him completely. They both seemed smitten, and Tony was the perfect gentleman, and every girl’s dream guy. He was not perfect, but he was always willing to try and work things out, he was not the most romantic, but he gave her every reason to believe in love and romance. He was not the wealthiest, but he showered her with affection and attention, of course it was a surprise only to my dear, sometimes clueless BFF, when she told me she had agreed to go out with him formally . I tried to stifle a yawn, cos all I could say in my head was ‘we all saw this coming jare’
Anyway, my darling Tonya, we have known each other for some 15 odd years and have been friends for 12 years, and I might not be the girly, gushy person that you are, but I hope in my own way I have been able to show you how much you mean to me, and how much I cherish our friendship.
Tony, I don’t have to threaten you to take care of her or else…. Like I said I don’t have to, because a part of me knows you will, and if there is one thing I am, it is a good judge of character.
Love you guys to bits, as you make this journey towards forever may the future be even better than the present, and may we have many reasons to celebrate.
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