by Chiamaka Meremikwu
“And although at times you may not understand why I do the things I do, I just want you to know that it’s all for your good and I love you.”
God put me here to help you through life; to use my experience to show you the way. To make my mistakes so you’ll never have to make yours. To listen to your problems and try to give you the solution I know is best. To laugh with you, to cry with you, to correct you when you go wrong and pat your back when you’re right. And although at times you may not understand why I do the things I do, I just want you to know that it’s all for your good and I love you.
Though I may never fully understand what you go through or what exactly your problems are; He gave me the ability to sense when something’s wrong . It’s like he connected our hearts together – set at a similar frequency. He gave me an open mind, heart and ears to listen to you without judging or condemning so you can share anything with me and we’d work it out together. He also gave me the discretion to keep your secrets like they were mine too.
Most of all he gave me the gift of bringing a special child like you to this world and it is my blessing, curse and duty to love you no matter who or what you turn out to be, no matter what you say or do to hurt me and I’ll do just that till the day I breathe my last and even in death. I just want you to know that I’ll love and cherish you till the very end you are my child, my purpose and my one true friend.
With love; Mummy.
Chiamaka Meremikwu is a christian medical student, a debater and writer. She lives in Nigeria and is committed to women empowerment and the fight against child abuse. #AnyBodyCanWrite
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