Dear daughter, for nine months I carried you in my womb. It was just you and me. We were very close and intimate. I choose not to take any pain killers for my migraine in order to protect your precious life inside me. You meant the world to me!
The day came when I had to be mom and you had to see the world. Daddy was there and it was the best day of our lives. I never would have guessed what a joy and honour it would be to have you as my daughter. From the minute I saw your little face, I was in love! There was no denying, my heart was yours until the end of time! When you cried I knew exactly what you wanted. You helped me to grow as a mother.
As you grew older, things weren’t as simple. During your teenage years, we didn’t always agree on friends and boyfriends. My opinion also didn’t matter to you. And every time you ‘seeked’ help from the world, I would run to my only friend, my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I will share with Him my pain and worries about you. I did most of the talking and He listened lovingly. This was not a rehearsed speech or memorized prayer but a heart to heart conversation. I did all of this while on my knees daughter because I dearly love you.
So today baby girl, I want to be open and honest with you. I want you to know that I’m here to love and support you always. The gift of motherhood has not been given to me to be wasted. It is a user’s manual at your disposal for inspiration, comfort, peace of mind, health and wealth. I have had my share of ups and downs in this life. Abortion, disappointments, rejection, abuse, lack of confidence, divorce, miscarriage, hurt, disease, loneliness, solitude and unemployment have all been my portion. I know that life is not easy. And It can be very lonely. But you don’t have to walk this road alone. And my yesterdays don’t have to be your way. I want to take this journey with you. Whatever difficulties you encounter you can always talk to me and I’ll do my best to help you. And remember that you are incredibly loved.
I wrote all this on paper for you to read and to remind you that you have a mother who cares for you dearly, whether you are my biological, adopted or spiritual daughter, you are loved!
All my blessings,
Maire- Claude Yawili is from the DRC. Although she travels extensively through her business deals, Marie-Claude makes her home in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her husband of over 20 years. She’s currently serving at her local Church in the Healing Ministry. She has 8 children and two grand children. She’s passionate about God and loves serving. She has also studied English, Spanish and Italian in the US and Europe.
Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior… so that they may train the younger women (Titus 2:3-5, NAS/NIV)