Durban is a beautiful city and great for DURBAN WEDDINGS , but it was made more beautiful this past Easter weekend with the wedding of my dear friend Slindile. As far back as I can remember I’ve actually never been a fan of weddings. I wasn’t a fan maybe because as a single woman you are constantly reminded at every wedding that you are still single but when Slindile calls you, you answer.
I have a very small circle of friends and Slindile being one of my closest friends we used to spend a lot of time praying together unfortunately she had to relocate to Durban because of work then I was left to send application forms to other ladies to fill the void that she created. #sigh
We were friends since 2006/7 If I’m not mistaken. It’s safe to say that Sli, Short for Slindile (Pronounced Slee) is not an Angel but neither am i. We’d make each other so angry at times but we we’d never turn our backs from each other. We worked things out. Being friends with Sli made me grow as a person. Her being from KZN Durban taught me a lot about her culture and I saw in Sli a different but very similar person to me.
Time passed but we kept contact. She’s the kind of friend who won’t accuse you of being silent because she knows you probably just a bit busy and assumes that when you find the time you’ll call. Whenever we’d see each other again after weeks or months it would be like she had never left and pick up from where we left of. Slindile Inspired motivated me and kept me grounded and when she relocated she left in me values I still keep and cherish till this very day. Then God blessed her with a partner that is so like her and on the 20th of April ‘Cebo put a ring on it’.
On her wedding day Sli was flawless, her skin radiated, her face was screaming of happiness. Let me not even talk about her dress! Wow! In Awe! She looked like a princess; her demeanour was so classy, elegant. Who better to be a bride’s maid for than a friend who has had so much impact in my life? We prayed and fasted many years ago but on the 20th of April 2014 one prayer request was answered, a good, giving and God fearing husband and that’s exactly what God provided her.
Congratulations my friend. You deserve all the goodness and mercies that will continue to follow you all the days of your life.