A Birthday Party
This past Sunday Justin and I attended a birthday party for one of his co-workers little boy. It was a little nerve wrecking for me because I haven’t met a lot of people that were going to be at the party and we had a real challenge finding a gift for a two year old here in Swaziland, but luckily we did find two toys that we thought he would enjoy (I hope). The host and hostess were extremely polite and took care of their guest like they were family.
We arrived to the party and had a very good time. I looked around several times and was just amazed at the different cultures and ethnicities of the people there. The kids didn’t see any difference among themselves either, they just laughed and played like they were the best of friends forever. The adults chatted and hopped around from one group to the next just talking, laughing and having a good time. I can’t tell you exactly the number of people but I know that there were at least 5 different ethnicities if not a lot more than that, but from the way everyone acted, you would have never known there were any differences among us. I haven’t developed friendships with anyone over here really but watching these people showed that everyone is like family and accepted for who they are and that is such a beautiful thing. For me it is hard to just start conversing with people or to start friendships and only because I am so SHY at first, it drives me crazy but I can’t help it.
We have gone to a few different parties since we have been in Swazi and it never ceases to amaze me at how well everyone treats each other, it is like a family bond among the guys. It doesn’t matter where they came from or what their past may be these guys take care of each other and it is a beautiful thing. I wish more people could see these and take notice.
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