Family, Friends, Love

My Best Friend’s Wedding (Best man’s best wishes)

Mr and Mrs Manyaka

Mr and Mrs Manyaka

Without a need for a fancy title, my best friend got married this weekend.
Saturday the 22nd of March marked the acculmination of a dream that Jesse Manyaka had some years back,
entering university as an eager student of life and his chosen study field.

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I sometimes think back on the kind of woman that he always wanted to marry, and though the list of requirements was
small it was nothing short of significant. I wont say that Ayanda Manyaka(Jesse’s wife) fit exactly into this description,
however, believe me when I say that when he met her he threw the list out the window. My understanding was that
she already possessed the fundamental things that he was looking for and she also possessed qualities that he never knew he
wanted or needed.As a man of God and a believer of fate, who was he to fight the decision that his maker had made to place
this lady on the path of his life’s’ journey?!

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I could talk about how beautiful the wedding ceremony was (which it was), and i could talk about how beautiful the
decor at the reception was, both at her family’s home and his(which it was)… But what I want to talk about is the feeling that was imprinted in my heart when seeing two young people, who I love, look at each other with that look that says “we are finally here, baby…”. There have been a number of times when i have seen Jesse that happy, to name a few;
When he met Ayanda, when his favorite soccer team (Manchester United) wins and when he gets lost in a good time with
good music playing in the background… and when I watched him atop the alter preparing to profess the necessary
understandings to his future wife before he said “I do”.

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From the first kiss, till death do they part.

That kind of happiness is attained only by those who choose to be that happy by doing the things that would ignite that
kind of fire.

My Friends, i am a colossal believer in your love and what it will accomplish on this earth. Take these next steps with
balanced togetherness and nothing will ever be able to overwhelm you. I have watched you both grow as a couple of
individuals and individuals in a couple. Your union is blessed, and all those who were privileged enough to be part of it, i’m sure feel as I do… honored.

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I love you both and wish you all the best.

– Call Me Dizzle

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Family

Call Me Big Brother

As far as I’m concerned, being the first born male is a
hard role to play in any family. Now imagine having to play that position next
to a young lady almost two years your junior and twice as cute.

Oh the pressure!

Introducing… Sandiswa Yolanda Sokutu, my little sister.

I know this should be a baby picture considering i said “cute”, in this photo she was already a young lady… and beautiful.

BUT,

see what I mean…?

This was the evening of her matric dance. She was so happy.  And you should have seen her in that dress…
she looked stunning.

I’m so glad that her day turned out great; my matric dance
turned out to be one of the longest nights of my life! …but we will get to that
later 😉

I call her biscuit, for no particular reason; however, I
think I may have been eating one at the time, or thinking about eating one,
hmmm?

I’m told that as a littler me I used to call her nomaSansandi wam (as in she was mine and she was little and precious… and mine)
and wouldn’t even let our parents hold her on occasions. Like, when it was time
for either of them to take her for a nappy change or something, I would hold
her tighter, pull away from my parent saying “yeka oNomaSanSandi wam!” which
loosely translated means “leave my little precious Sandi alone”.

It wasn’t all sunshine and roses though. i grew up, i became selfish…

[we’ll get into it]

We’ve come a long way though. She is a young woman now, with
boobs and things. Weird I know; but I love every minute I get to watch her grow
up.

I must admit though, she has weird taste in men. As in if
you were to even for a second, imagine what type of guy she would be dating at
this present moment, just from this very picture… YOU WOULD BE WRONG!!

But hey, it’s not for me to say what type of guy should tickle
her fancy. I’m just here to respectfully watch them come and go until the day I
meet my brother in law.

I love you nomaSanSandi. You really is the best, my one and
only.

Her name is Sandiswa Yolanda Anikwa Sokutu (not on her birth certificate), and i’m her big brother.

 

– Call Me Dizzle

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