Taking a moment and giving thanks to those that raised you or shaped you into who and what you have become is very important.
Thanksgiving really is a special time to be thankful for great families, good health, caring friends, amazing communities, and all the gifts of life we’re all lucky to have.
Here’s a snapshot of a Thanksgiving Ceremony that we styled for clients Mr Khulekani and Mrs Thuli Shabalala from Amanzimtoti, honouring their mother Mama Sbusisiwe Shabalala on a “Surprise Thanks Giving and Birthday Party”
When I asked Thuli about her relationship with her mother in law she said “She is so special. She is a school teacher who is raising so many children, orphans. And she would do anything for another person to be happy”
You could just hear in her tone how valued Mama Sbusisiwe is to Thuli and the community at large.
Mama Sbusisiwe was also very grateful and surprized for being honoured in this way. Her words were:
“The excitement is still high
But I feel I can now pass my warm sincere and heart felt gratitude for all that you are and for all that you’re still going to be.
The truth is I have never felt special in my life.
The truth is I have never been a priority in my life.
The truth is I am used of doing for people not people doing for me.
The truth I have never felt beautiful in my life.
But you’ve made me feel that I’m number 1 and I’m beautiful.
I’m praying that I return the love you have for me and my family. You’re not uMakoti but a daughter, Khule chose you for that smile. Gcinozi ekhaya, we owe to spoil you!
While others may call what we do just laying down tables and chairs, we call it transforming merely a dream into a flawless, remarkable and memorable event. We call it setting the scene and building up a magical atmosphere to build an occasion that would soon be the platform to honour a remarkable mother and give her thanks for the good that she has been and done for others.
Have a look at how we transformed an ordinary small backyard into a memorable experience here
The Blaque Life Events Team