Happy Birthday, Ghana

Happy Birthday Ghana!

“Ghana is almost very old”, reflected Nii my son. As a four-year-old who is now appreciating the value of numbers, he realised that sixty-two years  must mean old or something closer to it.

“One, two, three, four…”, he started counting to buttress his point.

“What will Ghana do for her birthday?” My daughter added her voice to the conversation as she waited for a response.

My husband switched on the TV to the national station where a live telecast of the Independence parade was being aired.

“You see all the school children in the beautiful uniforms?”  He quizzed.

They nodded in response , a look of wonder on their faces as they tried to make a connection between the TV and their question.

My husband with the patience of a saint endeavoured to explain to them the activities of the day –the parade by students and valiantly dressed  security forces  to the euphoria that would capture the streets of the nation in the later hours of the day.

Excitement lit up their faces as they watched on ,this time with some  seemingly meaning as they celebrated their homeland’s birthday.

Happy Birthday, Ghana!

6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Ghana

  1. I am sure your children will remember this and pass it on as they have children of their own. 62 old…hate to think what that makes me since I haven’t seen 62 in a few fears. 🙂

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  2. Happy Birthday, Ghana! I really enjoyed your inclusion of your son’s comments and how your daughter personalized Ghana. Clearly they feel a deep affinity for their country and a need to celebrate this occasion. How lovely that you did it as a family…and as a nation.


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