I love you John
Life is pushing me up and down but i strongly believe that the ups and downs in life keeps life going. With no steady income and a family to take care of, my friend Tony became my only means of survival. We have known each other since we were kids.
You see Tony was those kind of kids you will say “Born with a golden spoon”. With a political tycoon Dad and a Mom who knows her way in the presidential villa, his life was made of roses from childhood but you see Tony is this kind of kid who feels for others.
He has always been there for me and i always made sure that i showed him how much i appreciate his assistance towards me, my wife and my two lovely daughters.
I went up to him and told him that i needed money for my daughter’s school fees but he asked me to come back the next day. I went back the next day but was told that he had an emergency and just left for the airport.
This is unlike Tony.
Where do i go for help? You see, it is not that i am handicapped but i have no education, born into a family of five, an alcoholic Dad and a Mom who had little to give kept me away from school. With disappointment from Tony, i went to the construction site that morning and met the contractor.
“You see sir, i have no qualifications but i can do any kind of labor”
That was my first day as a laborer, it was not easy but my daughters need to go to school and i need to put food on the family’s table. Toiled the whole day for thirty dollars.
I was unable to sleep that night, with eyes closed, i wept bitterly in my heart then like heaven heard my prayers, i heard my wife whisper into my ears.
I love you John, everything is going to be alright.
I woke up that morning and realized that everything is going to be alright so the fifteen months in the construction site was made possible by that sweet and pure word.
”I love you John, everything is going to be alright”.
By this time, i have perfected in Carpentry and no longer work for thirty dollars but sixty dollars a day.
I saw Tony that morning on his 4x4, he beeped and waved at me then i began to wonder the life of the rich and the poor, this is a friend i have known from childhood, the sudden change in him, i am yet to comprehend but this word is true and pure. “I love you John, everything is going to be alright”.
After two years in the construction site, i was able to save thirty dollars every day and by now, i have Fifteen thousand dollars in my bank account, my daughters were never sent out from school and there was food everyday on our table. “I love you John, everything is going to be alright”.
With part of the money, i bought some carpentry equipments and placed an advert in the news paper.
For all your carpentry work; it read.
Soon my flier was everywhere and my phone began to ring, i began forgetting most of the works i have to do so i realized that i needed a secretary. “I love you John, everything is going to be alright.”
I called my wife that evening and told her that we need to set up an office and she become the secretary, this was how our first office came to the day light and from then onwards, we expanded then with the hit, which was like a jackpot, a half a million dollars carpentry work in the estate gave me my break through.
By now i have completed my part time primary education and got into college, the best part of me, at thirty seven years old and my first year at the university, graduated with my first daughter the same year, got my first class honors in Civil Engineering.
Now the proprietor of “I love you John Holdings”
What about Tony?
You see, i saw him the other day and he was owing the IRS one hundred and fifty grand, unable to pay his house mortgage and on the verge of losing all he toiled for. “I love you Tony, everything is going to be alright”
We are still good friends and i helped him out, he is today my general manager, you see, if he had not disappointed me then, i won’t be here today. His disappointment motivated me.
“What goes around comes around” so “always try to be kind to the people you meet because you will surely meet that same guy you failed to help while climbing up on your way getting down”
“I love you john, everything is going to be alright.”