“Remarkable people to walk this earth! What could Yngve otherwise be, but every optimist true inspiration: you will get it when you see it, but first you must believe it’s there. I wish you both the best of friendship and please keep us posted with part 3 and 4. I am looking forward to reading your blog!” Read a comment from Marleen after posting the second part of the story “Yngve, He is my true Inspiration.”
I laughed as I read the above comment and thought to myself, I think I have written enough about Yngve. Of course I could write part 3, 4 and even 5. He is a rare specie and I am happy that many people feel inspired by his story. “I once saw Yngve and his wife on the road crossing the road with their cute baby and that´s when I noticed the wife too was blind, I just wanted to shout…..Oh they are so sweet. That was incredible” said a colleague at the office.
On Tuesday, I received a call from Hannah, Yngves wife. “Patience, will you be at work on Thursday, it is Yngves birthday, I wanna bring him a surprise cake to the office so you can all celebrate with him, will you be there to pick me?” She asked.
“Of course yes, anytime, just give me a call when you are here, guess lunch time is the best time”. I replied. We set our date, I could feel tears in my eyes. As I already said, this couple touches my heart in such a very special way. I took a walk out of the office and to the coffee machine and I stood there watching Yngve at his work station, so tempted to kill the surprise!
Yesterday we marked Yngves birthday at work. At exactly 11.25am, his wife was already calling me and I left the office to meet her. A taxi dropped her outside the office and on one hand, was this big box of cake and on the other hand was her walking stick.
We went into the office, we had a little chat then she accompanied her husband upstairs to the lunch lounge. All this time, Yngve had no idea about the cake. One of our colleague had already taken it upstairs and we all headed for lunch without telling him a thing.
We leisurely took our lunch, therefore, this birthday cake was going to serve as a dessert. At a click, we signaled each other (of course they both did´t see this), then we stood up and sang a birthday song. You should have seen the surprise on his face, it worked. Then, we explained to him about the cake that we were about to eat and wished him a lovely birthday.
One by one, we had a share of the cake and what else can I say, “Happy Birthday dear Yngve! May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and many more returns coming your way! Enjoy”.
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt