Let me tell you about a family meeting, which led to an unexpected result.
I do remember that day, it was summer 2012 and the weather was lovely! It was warm July, the sky was blue and there wasn’t a single cloud hanging above us. It was a big day for my cousin, for he’d just turned 18 , and he was throwing a garden party. A few days before, me and my parents had helped him to prepare food and put up a large tent for all the guests. He’d borrowed stereo columns from his friend and downloaded some songs.
When my cousin’s red-letter day came, he was thrilled and nervous at the same time. Luckily, everybody’d accepted his invitation, and around forty people turned up at the party. Of course, at the beginning we all sang happy birthday to him and he blew up the candles. Suddenly, when there was a break from dancing and everybody sat down to rest a little bit, I noticed a girl of an exquisite beauty. The mysterious guest had long, slightly wavy hair and enormous, blue eyes. She appeared out of nowhere, but my cousin seemed to know her quite well. The moment she came into his sight, he started blushing. They talked and danced a lot and apparently there was something between the two of them. I really wanted to know she was and decided to approach her and have a little chat. She said that she was my cousin’s old friend from elementary school and right before fall 2007 she’d left the town with her parents. That was probably the reason why I didn’t remember her at all.
The party ended, but not my cousin’s relationship with that girl, Katie. They started seeing each other pretty much every day, and believe or not, a few years after they got married. Now they are parents of a beautiful baby girl and enjoy their life together.
As you can see, my cousin’s birthday party basically has changed his life. You never know a new day may bring you, and sometimes it can be a wonderful surprise.
Glossary - słownictwo
to hang – wisieć, powiesić coś
above – nad
to throw a party – wyprawić przyjęcie
a big day – wielki ( ważny ) dzień
to put up a tent – rozłożyć namiot
to borrow something from somebody – pożyczyć coś od kogoś
stereo columns – kolumny stereo
thrilled – podekscytowany
to blow up candles – zdmuchnąć świeczki
an exquisite beauty – niespotykana uroda
wavy – falowane
to come into somebody’s sight – znaleźć się w zasięgu czyjegoś wzroku
to blush – rumienić się
to approach somebody – podejść do kogoś
fall – jesień
a baby girl – dziewczynka ( niemowlę )