I looked at my daughter today and I could not help celebrating her and as I took my pen to paper, the thoughts flowed unrestrained.
My adorable little one, the first time I held you in my arms, I could never imagine what joy you would fill my world with, what laughter I would share with you nor the bond we would have. I am now imagining what a wonderful woman you will grow into.
Each passing day, you make me proud as you show your independence in new and impressive ways. You repeatedly show your determination to succeed in life by the way you vigorously labour at new tasks.
Today, I watch you stare with such concentration at every object and person, your strong stare speaks of how amazed you are to see the “outside” world. I know you are trying to decipher and understand everything while memorizing every detail of the world and people around you.
Your attempts at sitting still ignite bouts of laughter in me as I watch you determined at keeping on even when your back can’t hold up. Your falling over did not deter you as you struggle to get back up. You are my “miss doggedness”
Did I speak of your grip? It became stronger and firmer a few weeks ago. You held your toy with such strength that my attempts at un-wrapping your fists were unsuccessful. Your grip speaks of faith and belief as strong and founded like the rock. You will sure be a great WOG (Woman of God) and GLL – “God’s Leading Lady” as your father will say!
Your smile! Wow! This has graduated to laughter and it is ever so catching and charming. You learnt this so early and it’s so beautifully displayed at every instance. Your smile is full of warmth and constantly wins my heart and that of others. Your smile speaks of a warm heart, a loving personality, a beautiful spirit and a dependable friend. I know that many will be drawn to youjust for this. It is etched in my heart and memory.
Tomorrow your legs and hands will be strong enough to allow you crawl, stand and take your first steps. I‘ll be there to guide and encourage you through. I know your stride will be strong and filled with purpose; your shoulders highly held and ready to face and conquer every challenge.
My heart swells with pride every time I look at you. You are a joy to behold. I know for sure that you will conquer all that will attempt to hinder you from reaching the heights destined for you to attain. We earnestly wait to celebrate the manifestations of the success you already are!
YOU, my daughter are a gift.
Celebrate a child! They are gifts to be cherished!!