My dearest darling daughter,
I watch in awe as you edge on the cusp of teenage-hood, so fast, so soon, since it seems just like yesterday that your cute, squiggly and warm self was handed into my arms and you truly became mine.
I still relive your valiant struggle to surmount all the challenges faced by a tiny preemie and as I look at you today, my tall elegant child, it is in amazement of God’s goodness and grace over your life.
Daughter mine, my gentle unassuming child, in my minds eyes, I remember your tiny arms outstretched to me so many times as you uttered, ”carry mama” always a toddling step behind my feet.
The love that I have for you cannot be expressed fully with words and my heart burgeons with so much delight with The Heavens for allowing you to be mine.
I say this so that you may always know, that even if you look back tomorrow and I am no where to be found, that I love you to the ends of time.
That I love you unconditionally and irrevocably.
Know that as your wings grow and are stretching to fly, that I pray for you today and always.
I pray that your star will always shine as bright as The Heavens created it to be.
I pray that you will soar like an Eagle and that wisdom will always follow you.
I pray that deep peace that flows like the oceans of time will always be your portion and the flow of your joy shall be like a river.
I pray that the generosity and compassion of your heart will continually expand.
I pray that abundant Grace will be your daily cloak, that favour will be your portion and that the Mercy of God will never depart from you.
I pray that your courage will be boundless as you grow into a confident, strong lady, filled with faith, hope and love.
I pray deeply that life will treat you well. Be blessed. Be happy. Be well.
Happy 12th my precious girl Nnenna, Adaobi, Christine, Mmesomachukwu.
I love you loads and loads.