Submitted by Kenyan CTC Staff on Thu, 2011-10-06 13:38
Note: Bride Price is a custom in many countries around the world in which an amount of money or property is paid by the groom or his family to the parents of a woman upon the marriage of their daughter to the groom. While in the past, this was viewed solely as an economic transaction - the tradition has retained symbolic value. It can serve to indicate that the husband can take care of his wife financially and can also be seen as support for the wife in the event of divorce or death. It also represents respect and homage to the family of the bride.
For those of you who are my friends, you might have heard me say a few times that I still have a debt that I owe for my wife Mary. I have lived with her for close to 20 years but could not "claim her to be my own." Finally the day has come and after Saturday the 8th of October, I will be debt free.
I have been having a crazy week preparing for the big occasion on Saturday and buying all the goats that will be slaughtered to mark the finish line. Lots of friends and family will come together to celebrate this occasion. They will come from far and wide as no one would like to miss the celebration and the ceremony. Lots of good traditional food will be enjoyed and at some point I will "cut the shoulder" which is cutting a piece of a well grilled goat shoulder for my wife to signify the victory. Same concept as the wedding cake. Big deal.
CTC family is excited to come, witness and enjoy the fellowship and the delicacies of the day. You don't want to miss this one no matter how far you are.
All are welcome.
Jeremiah, CTC Kenya Director