It was on 3 of December 2013 a Tuesday when we officially had our holiday. Actually we were supposed to have it on 2 of December but due to load- shedding that day, staff members were not able to prepare the traveling documents and which were processed on the following day.On 3 of December, we woke up early in the morning and had some home work till 9:00 am, Uncle Paul the organizer told us to prepare ourselves saying he wanted to go to town. So he gave us money for transport.
Traveling home my heart was throbbing since it was the first time I was going home for holidays after 12 years. In my great eagerness, God helped me to reach Masaka town at around 2:00pm, from there I boarded a taxi to my grandmother`s place at kalisizo. On reaching there , i did not find her at home. In my distress, i asked the neighbors around as to her where abouts. I was told that she was going to come back early in evening. This shocked me because none of the neighbors knew who i was. All i could do was to wait for her. Finally she came back around 6:00 pm, seeing me she welcomed me as sir.Then i told her i am your grand son “yiga brian”. She last saw me when I was ten years old. Oh! she greeted me, hugged me and then what surprised me most, she called all neighbours telling them; come and see my grandson” Yiga” coming home after 12 years. That was a good and loving welcome.
Life at home had its good points with its difficulties. To start with are the good points I observed when on holiday. I was able to see most of my clan members and relatives, I was able to move to many places which most of all the beach, respected as a mature person which gave me unbounded confidence and I felt at home, I was always being consulted whenever a decision could be taken , More importantly, I was able to learn that a man has to work hard in order to earn a decent living not only in day to day work but also what a man has to undergo for survival. I could see this in people and admire some of them.
On the other hand as I was in the holiday I was able to realize that many boys in the villages miss use their future due to pride because none can approach them to have a talk in for a minute. I was also able to realize that I am the determination to what I want to be because no one can support me financially since they only care about their children. For me both my parents are dead. Lastly I was able to realize that my people love me because they see that I am now a man.
And by way of conclusion, allow me to say that holidays are good because it is an experience for me to know what life outside entails. We get to know other people who think is the best way to go. Home is home and we shall always treasure all our life in days to come. And i am grateful to God for giving me a second home in DON BOSCO-CALM where I can build up my future.