A Beautiful Dinner Party
I couldn’t believe that at last I was reuniting with my family after 4 years of not seeing each other physically. I left for US to study back in 2004 and in between I never visited them even during the holidays. I usually choose to work when we had a break for the holidays to supplement the cost of my education. Finally after graduating from MIT I was heading back home after they had come to witness my graduation.
I had missed them a lot and they were so happy that I was fine and managed to beat all the challenges and finally graduate. After reaching Heathrow Airport we spent some time in London before we boarded another plane to Durham Tees Valley Airport. We headed home where I took a refreshed up and prepared to rest after the long journey. However, that was never the case when my dad told me that we needed to have an evening walk. I didn’t understand him because it was already around 7 in the evening, but I obliged.
Time to be Together with family and Friends
He drove me straight to Auckland Castle. I was wondering what we were doing there and probably thought that he needed to talk to someone because on the phone he told someone that we had arrived. We alighted and he took me straight to the Throne Room after our entry was confirmed. To my utter amazement, I was shocked when we entered and everyone in the hall shouted ‘Congratulations Edward’.
Wow, it was a dinner party which had been organized for me. I couldn’t believe it when I saw most of my relatives and friends as they came to greet me. It was one of my most humbling moments of life. Also present was our local bishops, some former high school teachers and other guests. It was nice been together with all of them at the dinner party. The rest of my family joined us shortly. The place was amazing and I could see that a lot had changed as the castle had undergone some renovations since the last time I was there – sometimes when I was in high school.
Meeting the Woman of my Dreams
It was our bishop who started the event where he praised me for not letting them down and for my great achievements. He was followed by others who also urged other youths to emulate my example. When my turn came I didn’t know what to exactly say. I was quiet elated by the whole event and I only thanked them for the enormous support that they had given me since I was a kid.
When dinner time came, I decided to have my dinner in the company of some old friends so that we could catch up. It was nice to be in the company of my former friends, but what made the evening so lovely was the fact that I met the woman of my dreams. She was a co-worker who was working together with one of my friends. He was the one who introduced me to her and jokingly said that he had been looking after her for me. A lot clicked between me and this woman and before I knew it we were dating.
Today, she is my wife and the mother of my lovely twin daughters. I think that after my graduation, she is the next special thing that happened in my life. And guess what? We decided to hold our wedding at the same place because that was where we met. The wedding too was quite colorful.