At $345.00, an iPod is a luxury I cannot afford to give her right this moment. At a size 41, it will take a cobbler with some skill to get her the Cinderella Shoes I want to see on her feet in less than 10 hours when she turns 23 and with both of us trying to shed some weight, a cake lavishly garnished with creaming icing is not a healthy suggestion.
Oh! Yeah! You can never go wrong with perfume. Burberry, Fendi, Elizabeth Arden? Been there, done that and I don’t want to repeat myself.
So what does a broke brother who wishes to express how much his lady means to him on her Birthday do?
As I rummaged through Accra’s most popular shopping mall, I came across a pendant with the inscriptions “in my heart”. A really lovely pendant but at GH¢8.00 that was a really cheap way to say “I love you but I have no money at the moment”.
Hmm… I guess it was on to the next one.
So at 7.30 pm just 4.5 hours to the day she holds so cherish in the year, I begin to think that am I going to call her and just wish her a Happy Birthday sincerely from the bottom of my heart?
I then remembered the pendant, in my heart. Wow! How dumb could I be? I have searched virtually everywhere for the Ideal gift but I have failed to look at the one place Google search results fail to report when you want to give your lady the best gift in the world. So I took a pen and paper and began to pour out my heart.
Now you hold the key not to only to my heart but to the very essence of my life and the reason to live it. You mean the world to me and that is literally.
I may not have the credit worthiness to buy you a Range Rover I believe you will look so gorgeous in, or the funds to get you the newest blackberry on which to hear your sweet voice daily. I may lack the capacity to mould you the prettiest platinum ring or the white golden bracelet I saw years ago at Hatton Garden.
But Sweetheart, I will love you endlessly. I will love you like no other.
I love your smile, I love your eyes and I even love your ridiculously large feet (I am sorry I wouldn’t mention it again). Baby, at 5ft 5 with dimples, you are definitely potential wife credentials.
I may be worth very little right now but I have got youth on my side and with the drive that I possess, the Sky is our limit. You will surely be treated like the Queen you are.
Yeah! It’s the cheapest way to say Happy Birthday but it is the sweetest way I know how.
HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY