By Wilmarie Brits
I remember the days when I were young and letters were worth its weight in gold. It was such a pleasure to fill shoeboxes with letters that you could read over and over whenever you missed someone, needed inspiration or just to quickly relive a precious memory. Today, technology leaves little space for letters, and memories are caught on social platforms, but today I want to leave you with a little piece of nostalgia.
You, my beautiful gift from Heaven, are only two years old but in these two years you made me believe like a child again. Your innocence has no limits. With ice cream stains around your mouth and sticky hands you live every day to the fullest. Your biggest concern is that you won’t be done playing before going to bed. Never lose that innocence. Dear, there is still so much that I can learn from you because as one gets older you tend to forget how to dream and believe like a child. One’s innocence fade and the responsibilities of being a grown-up, mother and woman rests heavy on one’s shoulders.
With this letter I don’t want to tell you how to live your life. No, because you are unique and precious in your own way. That is the most important part of being a woman which I want to teach you – love yourself. God created you as a unique individual, cherish it. Do not change it for anyone. Hold on to your values, faith and independence.
Soon you are going to experience a phase in which you are going to dream of adventures or to be the princess in a story where you will be saved by your prince. That is perfect my love. Dream and never stop dreaming because when you dream you will always live with hope. You have the ability to become anything you want, be it a veterinarian, a teacher or even a housewife. As long as you enjoy it and it brings out the best in you, you will shine – it is a lesson your grandfather taught me.
In today’s society, being a woman goes together with numerous expectations that may often be demanding, but do not worry because the Lord has given you serviceable hands. You can do everything through Christ who gives you strength. Keep your eyes on the Lord and when you are in doubt or even if the demands of being a woman gets too much, turn to him because he will give you strength.
My wish for you my child is that you will be blessed with a soulmate that will understand you and respect your womanhood. He should be your rock, someone who you can count on when you want to enjoy the joy of being a woman with your friends. As a mother, I urge you to make good female friends that will help you maintain a good balance because it is extremely important, and you know I only talk once.
My child, I can give you advice but I cannot make decisions for you. I can only believe and trust that the guidance and education I give you will be enough to make you a strong, independent woman whom I know you can be.
May the Lord bless me and keep me safe so that I can see you grow up and be a woman in your own unique way.