Dear Daughter,

Two years ago, I wrote you a letter. I re read it two days ago and saw it needed some adjustments and addition of new things I’ve learnt.

I was going to call you Lolo. Got that from the name ‘Chilotam’. I did not know the meaning but I liked the name. I’m not yet sure on what name you’ll bear but I’m certain you’re definitely beautiful.

Right now I’m 22 and I’m almost about completing my second phase , NYSC. I always talked about how prim and proper you’d grow up to be and how I’ll want you to have me as your friend, mentor and role model. Tell you everything so you don’t make the mistakes I made as I grew up.

Your grandma is a wonderful woman. It was difficult for me as a teenager growing up with her because she was a disciplinarian but looking back I see her rules & anticipated punishment for breaking any rule back then shaped me into the woman I’ve become. I shouldn’t have been stubborn. Life would have been easier.

Life is going to hand you all kinds of stuff you’d have to Learn & grow. A few months back, God revealed to me that I’m a worrier and it doesn’t show I trust and Have faith in Him.  I never cast all of my burdens on Jesus. I try to still do things with my own strength and that I get religious sometimes. I’m still maturing spiritually & He has been faithful to me by bringing people into my life this year who have helped build me internally (Character Wise).

Your grandad is my friend, role model and mentor. He made me realize that the most  important relationship is my relationship with God in my heart. That I read my bible for myself because i want to learn about God and dwell in His secret place not to “fulfill all righteousness”. Having a relationship with God is everything. This is what I want for you. I want you to keep the Holy Spirit as your bestfriend.

Boys will chase after you. Don’t listen to their sweet talk have them as friends. I mean, you’re wonderfully & beautifully made but there’s time for everything rely on the Holy Spirit because God’s preparing the heart of the right man for you so be patient He will reveal him to you when the time is right. God is never late!!

Finally,when you’re in school be serious with school work because it’s important and when you make it, you’ll make me proud & you’ll be proud of yourself too.

I’m going to stop here. I Love you baby. 

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