REPOSTING THIS LETTER FOR SAM:)
My Dear Sam!
Being your Godmother I felt responsible for your upbringing and also felt attracted and attached to you as you were so cute and chubby and I loved the joy you brought in our family; since then I took special interest in you for studies, took you for catechism class, attended the parent teachers meetings in your school and celebrated your birthday every year. In fact your younger brother and sister envied and used to be upset because you got a lot of attention from me.
|Ready for school You and Rachel|
I was happy to teach you at home and at times disciplined you when you did not complete your homework given in the school. I am sure you will have memories of me shouting at you and punishing you, because you did not complete your assignments. Nevertheless you were still attached to me and accompanied me everywhere and even my friends used to love you. You had a charm that would attract any one J I even remember the days when you used to come to my work place and wherever I was involved – you would be ready to help and most of my colleagues would appreciate your kind gesture.
|Rachel, Ezekiel & Nishi with Sam|
|My Engagement photo with Sam|
Nevertheless Sam you were always in my thoughts and my prayers and I did make attempts along with your parents to help you find a boarding school so that academically you will be sound as there was no one to help you in your studies… I and tried my best to do whatever I could at that point of time – to help enable and empower you.
|Sam, Rachel & Ezekiel with me|
Today as you celebrates your birthday – I want to affirm you Sam and tell him how special and precious you are to me; and how much I appreciate you for your generosity and kindness; with small salary you helped your sister and paid her medical expenses when she was unwell and later on paid the fees in the college; you always went out of your way to help those around you.
|Sam's birthday 2016|
I am thankful to you for offering your support when my child Emmanuel was in the hospital with bronchial pneumonia; they say gratitude is the memory of the heart. I still remember how you used to come and stay with my child, carry him and help him when he found difficult to eat; and he was on heavy antibiotics.
|Infant Jesus Feast Feb 2015|
I thank God for the gift of you and appreciate your simplicity, openness, faith in yourself and God. I marvel at your capacity to endure suffering, hardworking and ever willing to learn and make positive changes towards progress.
|Sam and Me @ Alankrita|
Sam you have seen very difficult times and has gone through a lot pain, humiliation and neglect - despite all the issues you have managed to rise above all situations and circumstances to reach where you are today in your career.
Today I want to wish you a very happy birthday; may the good Lord bless you and grant you your heart’s desire and may you be blessed with abundance!!! Of everything in life!!
Happy Birthday Sam! Celebrate yourself today!!