"The Queen has shown us all we can confidently embrace the future without compromising"
The Duke of Cambridge
Min' emnandi kuwe
Min' emnandi kuwe
Min' emnandi kuwe Makhulu Mutlalipule
Min' emnandi kuwe Makhulu Nomvula
(My heart couldn't stop dancing when I heard your name Makhulu. Your name in Xhosa is Nomvula. My granny is also Nomvula. That was a miracle from God. Double Portion.)
Min' emnandi kuwe Makhulu Rain
Makhulu Showers of Blessings
Min' emnandi kuwe Makhulu reen
Min' emnandi kuwe
How are you this lovely day Makhulu and Khulu?
Need I say how stunningly beautiful you looked on Easter Sunday, with your lovely banquet of flowers, your colorful dress and golden jacket? It was like seeing the sun, all bright and splendid in her bright lovely colors. Making one feel so good deep within.
The sun is the source of well being and deep seated joy.
"MOST of us start smiling when the summer comes and it's no surprise - a little sunshine every day can boost your mood and also help to prevent a host of serious illnesses."
The picture was made complete by your lovely granddaughter who stood next to you in her beautiful blue coat and her lovely hair flower. So so beautiful. And I just heard that Princess Charlotte has a flower named after her. We call her Nzwakazi in Africa, her second home, but I have African names for them too. We thank you all so much for rising each day to share your love and light with the world. Not many people can handle what you do, being under that kind of scrutiny, which is why God chose House of Windsor to be such delightful servants of He who fashioned them in his likeness and image. He knew exactly what he was doing. The lives you save, just by mere virtue of presence and just by living your lives through service. The healing you give, the inspiration, unimaginable. Because you bless us with who you are, your truth and loving kindness.
"Its who you are not what you say and do that counts. Your true being brims over into true words and deeds." Luke
This is huge when you hear and see the evil things men of God do on a daily basis, evil things civil servants do, the crimes against humanity they commit in the name of God, the things they do because they are in positions of power, criminals in suits! Doomed for death! Tormented in this life on a daily basis, because of their own actions. And that's not all, the law will take its cause! Justice will be served! The things parents do to destroy the very children they gave birth to, thus inviting the universe to do the same, while they turn a blind eye. The minute the child says a single word, they are doomed for life.
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."
Martin Luther King
Makhulu and Khulu you are a treasure beyond silver and gold. Every nation needs parents who will guide and lead the way in good times and turbulent times. This is how you continue to enrich us in South Africa and the world over.
"Life ascends to the heights for the thoughtful...
God smashes the pretensions of the arrogant;
He stands with those who have no standing.
God can't stand evil scheming
But he puts words of grace and beauty on display.
A good leader motivates,
Doesn't mislead, doesn't exploit.
Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds;
Sound leadership has a moral foundation.
Far better to be right and poor
Than to be wrong and rich.
Fear of God is a school in skilled living
First you learn humility then you experience glory.
God can't stomach arrogance or pretense;
Believe me he'll put those upstarts in their place.
God made everything with a place and purpose;
Even the wicked are included---but for judgment." Proverbs
How much we value you for all that you do so selflessly for the soul of humanity.
"Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding." Proverbs
Makhulu I still can't believe that you'll be 90 years old. You look so much younger, so beautiful, God has blessed you and Khulu with long life and well being. This is the gift he gives to his chosen servants who serve him diligently, without pretense, with love and loyalty. There could be no greater gift.
Makhulu Nomvula/ Mutlalipule
The Queen of golden showers
Imvula yobutyebi bomphefumlo
Iyeza langonaphakade elivela kuBawo
Impilo yobomi evela kuTata wothando
Owathumela uNyana wakhe
Owafela izono zethu emhlabeni
Ukuze sizokuxolelwa izono zethu
Ukuze siphile ubomi obupheleleyo
I was beyond moved when I stumbled on this link three days ago. It felt like a lullaby. This is the very same way I felt when I stayed in a Victorian House in Stellenbosch. Its one of those gifts that come from heavenly places. I didn't fall. Angels were commanded to lift me up so that not even a stone would hurt my feet.
"In foreign policy, the Queen's influence during the middle years of her reign was generally used to support peace and reconciliation. In 1864, Victoria pressed her ministers not to intervene in the Prussia-Austria-Denmark war, and her letter to the German Emperor (whose son had married her daughter) in 1875 helped to avert a second Franco-German war.
On the Eastern Question in the 1870s - the issue of Britain's policy towards the declining Turkish Empire in Europe - Victoria (unlike Gladstone) believed that Britain, while pressing for necessary reforms, ought to uphold Turkish hegemony as a bulwark of stability against Russia, and maintain bi-partisanship at a time when Britain could be involved in war."
Mvuze mvuze ububele
Sithunywa seNkosi esindilisekileyo
Magxa Makhulu onga izizwe ngezizwe
Besakuba ngoobanina ngaphandle kwakho?
Kuba bebone lukhulu
Bexelelwe iindaba zenyaniso
Umntu ongaphucukanga engqondweni
Ngokuba ukuhlukumeza umphefumlo
Ukugcibha impumelelo kukubulala
Kodwa ke umenzi wobubi waadana
Kuba UBawo wabeka ilitye lakhe
Apho abenzi bobubi bawa khona
"When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before your presence.
For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment." Revelations
Ibingubanina onokuphikisa intando kaBawo?
"I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name."
Kungoko sibulela Umdali ngobukho bakho
Sithunywa seNkosi esibekekileyo
Ukuba sibe sisibane sethu
Siyabonga kumkanikazi omhle
Sicula iingoma eziphuhlisa
Intliziyo ngenxa yobuhle
Ububeke kuwe Makhulu abuthetheki
Makhulu uphilise utatomkhulu wethu
UMadiba ngobukho bakho
Angekhe siyilibale le mbali
God does such beautiful and wholesome things
Friendship is a blessing from the Lord
And this friendship brought joy to my soul
We don't expect people who aren't well upstairs
To value and to appreciate the gifts
We reaped from your friendship
Makhulu and Khulu Madiba
Nor do we expect you to understand
The role that the Queen was born to play in our lives
Abenzi bobubi akhonto
But the stone of protection is there
"As it is written:
"See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame."
Ngaphandle kwakho Bawo
Mdali weZulu noMhlaba
Ubusisekile nosapho lwakho Makhulu
God writes the script of life
And it never ever fails
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Genesis
I love hearing your children and grandchildren speak about you Makhulu and Khulu. May God continue to uphold your just cause. May He continue to bless you with peace of mind and well being. May He continue to protect you and your family. May He enlarge you in all areas of your lives and continue to bless you with the desires of your heart.
Philani emandleni eNkosi Makhulu, Khulu nefamily yakho iphelele
For Blessing you and your entire family
Beyond measure because
"Blessings accrue on a good and honest life.
The mouth of a good person is a deep, life-giving well..."
Happy Birthday Makhulu
Imini emnandi kuwe from all of us on planet earth and beyond.