I had intended to take a little break but there's so much going on in my life right now, and I need an outlet.
You'd be surprised how therapeutic writing a blog post can be. Aside from that I wanted to share a few articles with you that I came across on Ebola that i'll share in another post.
So, yes. The time has come...Its been pending for awhile,
I am, this weekend, (after about 10yrs) about to meet my daughter's boyfriends family, which could mean a marriage, sooner rather than later, either that, or they really just wanna check to see if my daughter is a fluke (being beautiful intelligent talented kind and sweet)
I'll cook them a sweet tasty welcome dinner.. and try and make sure the place is as clear and tidy as possible. They will be getting rice n peas, escovitch fish, brown stew chicken, salad, coleslaw, and if I really feel in the mood, some stuffing. I want to show mama Naija that I'm a grown up.. and we Caribbean women aint that different if at all ( and take pride in our cooking). So yes, they'll be getting Caribbean style food.
I'll be meeting mum and dad.
I have absolutely no idea what to say to them. I have no idea what they'll make of me. They're a bit older than me so I don't know if we'll have much in common. If they like food music, African world or current affairs then maybe. I cant gossip with the mum about boyfriends because she already has a husband. ( but maybe I can.. depends). They're just back from Nigeria so I can ask them about their trip back home I guess.
I'm kinda of a traditionalist but I haven't lived a 'traditional' life. I'm kinda scatty at times, bit young for my age, bit of a mixed bag
The Nigerians are coming.. and as you can tell I'm nervous.
I will say this. My daughters boyfriend is one of the nicest guys I know. I couldn't have wished for a better partner for my daughter, they are actually like 1 person. He's a very talented producer /composer, and they are the closest to 'soulmates' that I have ever seen in my entire lifetime. (I kid you not)
My daughter and I are born on the same day, Sept 30. .. I wouldn't say she's a fluke at all, but I would say that she is absolutely a better version of me.
I'm making an effort because I want to, I'm curious about them too, and I want my daughter to be happy.
I really do need to get away soon though, ( abroad) need to recharge the soul