Dearest, Maliah Thandiwe: Your name means, “beautiful loved one,” and you have truly blessed this family beyond measure with your grace, feisty personality, and beautiful spirit. I cannot imagine my life without my little princess who stole my heart from day one. We have been “two peas in a pod,” since the day that you were born, my beloved Maliah Thandiwe.
Mother’s Day comes in May. On this day to celebrate being a mother, and to be thankful for God blessing you abundantly with the gift of life. I choose to celebrate my biggest teacher of motherhood my daughter Maliah. Maliah has taught me compassion, love, fearlessness, and so much more. You have taught me to live out loud without any regrets, and to stand in my truth and remain my authentic self. You have taught me to speak my mind when necessary, and to come to peace in times of trials and tribulations. You have instilled this larger than life confidence in living a divine life, and to continue to walk in my purpose. You inspire me everyday to continue to live Big, Bold, and Beautiful ! I think that it is a mother’s job to nurture, protect, and guide their children. However, you have protected me and guided my path in ways that you may not discover until you are blessed to be a mother too. Maliah Thandiwe you mean the world to both myself, Dad, and your loving bond with your brother is one that will last a lifetime.
You capture the essence of growing and learning in your zest for living life to the fullest without any regrets. I never knew that I had the ability to raise a girl in my life! I am beyond grateful that God chose me to be your guide and mentor during your divine walk through your own purpose and plan. I am humbled that I received such an awesome girly package almost three years ago, full of Black girl magic and heavenly goodness!
I actually had a little fear in the beginning when we found out that you were going to be a little princess and not a prince. I felt more pressure to lead by example and to show you a life that I desire for you in the future. I pray that you are able to have a quality education, great career, marry well, travel the world, and do not put any limits on your hopes and dreams. I pray that you are compassionate, fearless, and stand on the word of God, and continue to be a prayer warrior, and continue to protect your older brother in his times of trouble and need.
I pray that you walk to the beat of your own drum, and continue to shine light wherever you go in the world. This month I will be exploring and sharing the invaluable lessons that motherhood has taught me, and what I appreciate most about them. I had to start with the divine gift of my daughter who has changed my life in so many awesome ways that this blog post cannot even do the journey of motherhood justice. Sometimes I do not have the words to describe how grateful I am for being the mother of Maliah Thandiwe. I know that God chose me to guide and protect your steps in the way that you should go with the heavenly feet to move in the right direction according to HIS will each and every blessed day.