Letter to my daughters 

“That our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭144:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬  

To my four girls: I want you know that from the day you were born I loved you. I did everything to protect you, to instill in you that you are powerful and that you were born gifted enough to conquer your world. I remember your births just like if it was yesterday and those memories still live on in me. Every stage, every milestone, every defeat, every victory, every tear and every year is engraved in my mind. You were the most important person in my life and I fought for you both on my knees and before the world. 

I was blessed and privileged to see each of you get married and raise your family. For this I will remain eternally grateful. I’ve sat countless times around your individual family tables and shared many meals with great humor as my dessert, and I loved every moment of it. Your spouses and children have bought me much joy and happiness. I consider myself blessed. 

Now that you are all grown up and I’m watching on at your life …there’s a few things I would like to remind you of:

  1. Keep God first in your life
  2. Teach your children to fear God and great will be their peace 
  3. Love your sisters because you will soon find out that they make great baby sitters. They are a great support system when your world feels like it’s falling apart. They will become your best friends because they shared the same home and memories, so there’s no need to impress  them. Don’t go one week without speaking to each other
  4. Never let anyone treat you less than you deserve to be treated. You belong to a royal priesthood 
  5. Speak your mind, have your options, but respect other people’s opinions. If their opinions are different from yours, feel free to agree to disagree 
  6. Travel through life carrying only hand luggage. Leave all baggage behind
  7. Share pictures of family members and continue to laugh at the memories 
  8. Call your parents, they are always your #1 fans and loudest cheerleaders. They care about your wellbeing even though you are grown ups
  9. If you don’t fit in the crowd, therefore you don’t belong. You were raised to be confident in who you are, not dreaming to be like anyone else. There’s no need to entertain insecurity as a guest speaker in your personal life, but listen closely to your inner voice and you will hear the voice you grew up listening to
  10. Never rely on anyone to provide for you, but together you and your spouse can bring your resources to the table
  11. Spend good quality time with your children. They grow up quickly and then it may be too late to instill positive traits and lasting memories 
  12. Be confident in being who you are, never seeking attention from the crowd. There’s  never a good reason to lose your modesty or character. Integrity is your necklace, so wear it well
  13. You were raised to adorn a palace, so keep adjusting your crown every day

8 thoughts on “Letter to my daughters 

  1. Thank you June. Well said. I wil definitely share this with my siblings and all the children in the family. Thanks again God bless

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  2. I am proud of you June (my little sister), for your very wise counsel to your four daughters..and by extension..your grand children. Yours is a positive legacy of faith. You have done well. Thank you for sharing your great faith and legacy through the medium of your blogs. God bless you and your readers.

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  3. This is so great and true mom!! I am honoured to be called your daughter. You have equipped me with more than I can ask for to be a great woman, mother and well-rounded person. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you so very much for your love!!

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