To be honest I had written a whole new message to blog already but wasn't compelled to post it this week, so we'll save it for next time.
I felt a change in direction when I stumbled across this image.
I am unsure of the artists intentions or story behind it but it moved me to a write a series of pieces similar to that of one of our brave contributors weeks prior to this. 🙏🏽🙏🏽(Thank You for inspiring so many including myself) Previously she wrote a poem "a letter to her son" which inspired me to write my own version. This began with a fear of mine of ever having a daughter but if I'm ever honored to have one of my own...I pray she understands my heart:
Babygirl, you've got limbs kicking me in parts I only knew menstrual cramps could bring,
But don't ever stop kicking,
You're a fighter like your mama how could I forget...
Whoever tells you to stop running after dreams is is a foe not a friend, so while you're safe in here, know that I'm only here to protect yours,
Babygirl, you've got lungs that echoed in hallways when you entered this world
So don't you ever learn to make yourself smaller, sounding softer, acting timid
Babygirl, You've got opinions that stretch further than the shrinkage of your hair pulled by teasing classmates--USE them
Don't ever get caught up without an Anwser for why you don't want to do something--you're standards are too High.
Babygirl, you turn playgrounds into ancient majestic coliseums
So don't live in this world, build your own
Your territory is expanded when you pursue it not when you wait
Babygirl, you are braver than mommy ever could be, so don't fear the world, be aware of its ugliness but know: fear projects insecurity; and when you're insecure about yourself, you allow fear to pollute your mind, dictate your actions, and keep you at the mercies of the world's ugly wrath.
Baby...one day you'll be a woman but in between that time you must learn you are everything you'll ever need, stop seeking outside of yourself for life's truths, you are a already Queen whose bloodline is royalty,
So stop convincing others of how you ought to be treated, & show them
Babygirl, You've got a heart that once beat right Next to mine, so trust I'm always here to guide, to protect, to teach
Learn from My wrongs & My rights but know you'll naturally make your own
So keep kicking, keep speaking, keep imagining, keep loving, keep fearless And keep being My Sweet babygirl 💗
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.