Of birthdays and friendships

Today is my nephew, Ezra’s birthday. He turned 21 and what was supposed to be a big celebration with his friends and family, turned out to be a quiet one instead because of the lockdown.

He is the darling of the family, and since my sister’s passing when he was thirteen years of age, he has endured much in his young age. He has grown to be a handsome young man, on the dean’s list in his discipline at his university, and a gem of a character. He is so attached to my mom, always there helping her in every way, and anyone in need of assistance for that matter. We watched him grow to be the wonderful person he is today. I am sometimes taken aback by his genuine good traits. My sister would have been so proud of him. She was a single mom, and he meant the world to her.

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There are people you meet in the course of your life who make a deep impression on you, either by their kindness, compassion, or genuine concern. These are the people you want to keep close to you. People who make you feel good, and who inspire as well as nurture.

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Like Terveen Gill. (terveengill.com)

She is really something else. We have become friends as a result of her honest disposition. She was one of the writers who received a free Ebook for a poem from me. She chose the book, The Curse of the White Rose, and offered to write a review on the book, which made me happy. As a writer, a review works as a guide for future references or writing. Plus, she doesn’t hesitate to tell you on areas of improvement.

She had this to say about the book. Here’s the link: https://shobanabookstation.blogspot.com/2021/07/the-curse-of-white-rose-discounted-ebook.html

We met on common ground and the best part is we understand each other.

Life is short, there is no turning back to correct errors, but every word or deed counts as a representation of your self. Having been through many hurdles in my life, I have learned that it pays to show concern, to be true to yourself above everything else, to be humble, and to know that no matter the smiles, someone might be going through a hard time in their life so compassion is an important trait to have. People do smile through their heartaches a lot of the time. A nice word or two goes a long way to cheer them up.

Thank you, Terveen. You have been a great support, especially in my writing.

-shobana-

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3 Comments on “Of birthdays and friendships

  1. Happy Birthday to Ezra. May he prosper and be joyful in his life. It’s so tough to lose a parent, especially a mother. He must have gone through so much. But strength is a consequence of such loss and sadness. You lost a sister which is devastating. I pray she rests in peace.
    And thank you so much, Shobana for all the love and confidence you’ve showered upon me. I’m so lucky to have met you too. It’s destiny that brought us together.
    You are a warm and genuine human being and a passionate and talented writer. It’s a pleasure to read your work and be your friend.
    Your encouragement and support mean the world to me.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 🙂❤️

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  2. Happy birthday, Ezra. Have a great day and the years ahead🎂🥳🎉
    May God grant your sister eternal rest.! Amen!

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