Hello everyone, the Queen is back with another banger (in another universe, I’m dropping hits like Rema). I told you I was not going to jinx it this time around. If this is your first of visiting my blog, thank you and for all my OGs, pounds and dollars definitely coming soon!
My immediate elder sister, Toluwanimi, got married to her other babe – I am still the original babe – in August and it was the most beautiful thing to see. Now that I think about it, I have never written something like this before, but we are talking about my sister here, so why not?
I realized that my sister was going to get married sometime in March, and for a while I did not take her seriously. I have two older siblings that have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember; And if you are wondering if marriage changes that fact, some things were definitely bound to change and I was not prepared for that transition. My coping mechanism before I could properly define what I was feeling was thinking about the wedding! I thought so much about the ceremony in itself because I almost cried whenever I remembered that she was ‘leaving’ soon.
I have been in school for most of the year, and I was sure that school would still be in session, but I was determined to attend that wedding by hook or by crook. And trust your girl to have left school in time for the wedding! (My class had a break during that period, but still- all things work together for good). I got to Abuja on Monday, 2nd of August (which was a day before my birthday and you can read about that here) and I took a morning flight, which means I got home early, so I remember eating and sleeping and watching television for most of the day. Fast forward to Thursday, I spent all of the day at the nail technician’s salon with my sisters and it was such a long day. I got home and I remember seeing them butcher a cow but I just really wanted to sleep.
Fast forward to Friday morning, I woke up happier than I had been in a while because we were actually getting married, for real! As the last child of my mother and everyone’s ‘omo kelepo’ (Meaning: Errand-girl), I had to wait to get breakfast for my sister and the other bridesmaids to the apartment where they were lodged. There was so much excitement that I just probably played for most of the time, till it was time to get my makeup done. Trust the queen to look peng (I want to say as usual, but that would be a lie). The traditional wedding on Friday was so beautiful; my babe looked so good and I felt nothing but immense pride throughout that day. I also read the ‘letter’. It is literally a letter from the groom’s family to the brides family that is read during a Yoruba traditional wedding by a younger relative of the bride – which turned out to be me. I tried my best to display some of my moves and make a little bit of money while at it (with a little bit of hype, I bring all the energy!). I did not eat because I was too excited and I had to get food for myself and the other bridesmaids (again) courtesy of our beautiful bride that has plenty money! On an overall note, it was such a beautiful day.
Saturday morning came, and after getting our hair and makeup done amidst other things, we headed to church. I remember crying after the vows had been exchanged because it was finally real. Contrary to what I thought earlier, I had come to terms with the marriage because I realized that she was actually not going anywhere, she is still with me, present as ever! Saturday was such a good day – my friends came and I danced as well as I could (I am actually a great dancer).
At the end of the day, I am grateful that my sister gets to spend the rest of her life with the man that she loves, the actual “God when”, plus I am so excited that I have a brother now. I love you both so much and I wish you all the happiness that life has to offer! I want to say mine will come soon, but we’ll see.
You got to the end of the post! I almost stopped writing this post because it felt out of my niche, but I am glad I did not. I feel like I just won a gold medal at the Olympics, or something of that sort. I wish you all the most beautiful kind of love. However, decide never to settle for less, that amazing love will definitely find you one day! I’m praying that I get super wealthy soon enough so I can do giveaway. Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week!
My name is Toyosi Adeniran (actually “Adeniran Ifeoluwatoyosi Abigail” which is quite long lol ) and just call me “TheToyosiAdeniran” because I feel like the ‘the’ gives it this catch and makes it seem like it’s just one name. You know the way some people say they are something by day and another thing by night, well I am a medical student everyday (both day and night). I am also an aspiring public speaker and very passionate about people knowing their rights and having those rights protected. And above all, I am a Christian and my faith is very important to me.