Hi guys, today I want to introduce you to my little sister. She lost her dad at the tender age of nine. Its like she never knew her dad at all. Today she graduated from school.
Life wasn’t easy for her though. As a black girl growing up without a father, daily opposed to classmates whose parents where mostly high earning doctors, engineers and whatever, having only a mum who makes her living by cleaning these peoples houses was never something she would have chosen if she ever had the opportunity to do so. Having to live in these deprived circumstances she however never let her hair down or took life as an excuse for something less. She rather chose the uneasy path.
She proved that whatever circumstances or what burden life has put you in you can make the best out of it if you are willing to fight for your own happiness. That’s why she stands here today and can call herself a hero – I would admit. As her big and only sister when I look back, I cannot say of myself that I was nice to her all the time, neither can I say I supported her in every thing and or that I was always there for her when she needed me most. We never had the relationship sisters are suppose to have (But what is that?!). We really got to know each other the past two years and became good friends since.
From my own experience as well as seeing my sister succeeding in her studies so gracefully, all I can say today is: boys and girls out there, please let nothing or anyone keep you away from your studies. Education is the key for your life. This key opens doors you never knew existed in the first place. This key determines one day who you are, what you are capable of and what you stand for. Its a fortune beyond a value. I know myself studying isn’t easy especially when you study hard and it doesn’t turn out the way you expected it to be or issues are bothering you or you are living in circumstances worse than this (But that is a topic for another time!). Whatever it is, never let go of education.
Lydia, I wasn’t a good sister to you. I am very sorry for not being the sister you may have wished to have. Nonetheless, I want you to know that I am very proud of you. The young independent strong woman you have become amazes me!!! I wish you happiness, health and all the blessings of this world. I love youuuuuuuu <33333