It’s my birthday today. This morning I woke up and remembered what birthdays were like when I was little. I’d wake up on the morning of my birthday and go to my parents’ room. They’d sing happy birthday and then hand me a gift. I always knew what the gift would be – a Psalty’s Kids Praise Album cassette tape. It was always exciting to see which album I would get. Then I’d wash, get ready for school and listen to the album while I had breakfast. We’d have a party or something later on in the week and I’d get more gifts but I remember the cassette tape the most. It made me thank God for parents who took time to celebrate my birthday while at the same time teaching me to enjoy singing praises to God. Those songs are etched in my memory and I find myself singing them to Mwagala as if I just learnt them yesterday. I thank God for the foundation that gave me. I would not be where I am today if it was not for small things like those.
This year I’m thankful for memories like those and for the chance to make new ones with my family. Happy birthday to me! J