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A cold winter four years ago my mothers birthday was approachingshe was getting old My mother was turning fifty years old My mom doesnot ask for much but she wanted to spend quality time with the family onher birthday My dad on the other hand had another idea in mind Hedecided to throw her a surprise birthday party but my mother hatessurprises No one knew how this would turn out the outcome could begreat or an epic failMy parents have six children including me Five of us were in Americaand one of my brothers was in Ghana My dad thought that if all thechildren spoke at her party in our language which is called Ashanti thenthat would make the party extraordinary When my father first explainedhis idea I liked the thought but then I realized that I would have tospeak as well At that time I was an extremely shy person especially infront of crowds My dad gave us the option to go up to the stage andspeak or not but he mostly wanted me to speak because I was theyoungest and he thought it would be adorableThe next day when my mother went to work I pulled my dad aside to talkto him and tell him that I would love to speak at my mothers party Icould tell that he was ecstatic about the decision I made My father andI agreed that he would help me write my speech in Ashanti to wow thecrowd we practiced daily to help me memorize the speech better I wasgetting tired but I knew I had no choice if I wanted to impress mymother All I could think about was the smile my mom would have on herface when I spoke Days were passing and the time for the party wasgetting closer Finally the day of the party was here I was excited and anxious at thesame time Every time someone would call my name I would get
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