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.
Now, look at you! My beautiful budding young child, full of her own dreams and aspirations and bright as the morning star.
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.
You truly decorate my life and my heart.
I love you loads and loads.