Navid. Navid. Navid. It’s your birthday again and this year I won’t be with you in person, sadly. But I’m using this opportunity to remind you that your few years on earth have actually made an impact in some lives. I look at my new independent self and I wonder if I could ever have gotten to this stage of inner peace without your constant advice and support. I remember so many times when you actually turned my tears to laughter. And, looking back, I remember how truthful you always were about many circumstances, how you made me have moments to forget my depressed thoughts. How you accepted me regardless of our different beliefs. How you constantly infused self confidence in me.
Thanks for always looking for ways to keep me smiling and thanks for watching me make a mess of things and all the consolations and sincere sympathy . There are only a few in the world like you. Even though your miles away from home, you’ve showed me that miles mean nothing to a true friendship. As you turn, 17 this year I think it’s important you know that you made a big impact on my life. And, I will always be here for you, probably forever.
Happy birthday David Orakpo. Many more years of bountiful blessings and joy. Stay strong, you’re a almost legal. Haha.
Your big sister.