My Birthday Surprise and a Reunion: My Unforgettable May Adventure

Birthdays are special occasions that bring joy, celebration, and sometimes even surprises. Little did I know that this year, my friends had planned an extraordinary surprise house birthday party for me a day before my birthday. Also I had another another unforgettable experience—a trip to Poland to see my sister whom I hadn’t seen in years. May became a whirlwind of emotions, filled with laughter, love, and treasured memories that will forever hold a special place in my heart.

The Unexpected Celebration:

As May rolled around, I anticipated a low-key birthday celebration with close friends. Without realizing that behind the scenes, my friends were busy orchestrating a surprise that would leave me speechless. The night before my birthday, I had a dinner date that was planned like a week before so on my birthday I won’t have to go anywhere. I wasn’t home, after dressing up, I realized the shoe I brought along was very uncomfortable so I decided to go home and change it. I hurriedly asked my housemate top open the door as I forgot my house key. She asked me to come upstairs and meet some of her friends that came visiting. I didn’t mind. Afterall it was just to say hello and dash out. I entered the living room to find it adorned with colorful decorations and a banner that read, “Happy Birthday, Aniekan!” The room was filled with my dearest friends, all wearing contagious smiles. The joy in their eyes was infectious, and I felt overwhelmed with gratitude and love. From the delectable birthday cake to the personalized gifts, every detail was thoughtfully planned to make the evening truly memorable. It was amazing.

Reconnecting with Long-Lost Love:

My adventure was far from over. A few days after my surprise party, I booked a flight to Poland to see my sister, whom I hadn’t seen in years due to various circumstances that had kept us apart. I decided it was time to reunite after the stress of the past months.

Filled with anticipation and excitement, I embarked on a journey to Poland. As the plane touched down, I could hardly contain my emotions. Seeing my sister waiting at the airport, her eyes brimming with tears of joy, was a moment I will forever cherish. We embraced, and it felt as though time had stood still. The years melted away, and we quickly fell into comfortable conversations and shared memories.

During my stay in Poland, my sister and I embarked on a whirlwind tour of the country. From the picturesque streets of Krakow to the vibrant cultural scene in Warsaw, every moment was a chance to bond and rediscover the unique bond we shared. We indulged in delicious traditional Polish cuisine, visited historical landmarks, and even explored the stunning Old Town. It was a journey of exploration, reconnection, and profound gratitude for the family ties that withstand the test of time.


Looking back on the surprise house birthday party and the trip to Poland, May has undoubtedly been a month of immense joy and deep gratitude. The love and effort put into organizing the surprise celebration by my friends was a testament to the incredible friendships I am fortunate to have. It reminded me of the importance of cherishing and celebrating the people who bring light to our lives.

Moreover, the reunion with my sister was a poignant reminder that family connections are irreplaceable. The distance and time spent apart had only strengthened our bond, and our time together in Poland was an opportunity to create new memories and deepen our understanding of each other.

These moments reminded me of the immeasurable value of love, friendship, and family. They taught me to embrace every opportunity for connection, to celebrate the relationships that enrich our lives, and to cherish the memories that make life truly extraordinary.

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    December 24, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    Nice write up.

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