Bontle Ba Morena, I woke up this morning with tears of joy at the gift of your life. When the Doctor confirmed that you were on your way the year I turned 40, l knew for sure that God had smiled on me when He allowed me to carry you. You are the epitome of grace, resilience, love and beauty. You sure give the boys a run for their pocket money! You don't suffer fools and give as much as you get. You are going to go far Ntombazana kaMamakhe yena. You are supremely gifted in so many ways. Everyday I look at your beautiful face, I wonder how a human being could be so beautiful. You delight my soul in ways unimaginable, you remind me of what it's like to be a girl, you literally hold my heart in the palm of your soft and gentle hands. I know I was Highly Favoured to have carried and birthed you my sweet girl.
When I see your beautiful face, I see God's grace upon me. The depth of love I have for you I can't contain and knows no measure. My Mother said when Aus' Lerato gave birth to Mantwa, and Mani Niko gave birth to Khethile, that with a girl child, you have a friend for life that will look after you and close your eyes when your day comes and you are called home. I remember how your very brave Aunt Jo was, and indeed did exactly that to your Grandmother uNomazizi. I know for sure in you I have my lifelong friend.
Your hugs and kisses and stories delight. I love your smell Ms Jasmine, you are such a sweet fragrance as your name declares. You my princess oBontle ba Morena ka nnete, as we fully named you, the first day we laid eyes on you. I could and will write poems about you. You have your Dad wrapped around your fingers, you can never do any wrong in his eyes. Lo and behold to all of us who even try and give you the side eye!
My heart knows no greater joy than being your Mama. I pray Proverbs 31 upon you baby girl! You are tenderly and immensely loved by Papa, Mommy & your siblings! Go forth and conquer the world, you have it in YOU!!! You fill me up, I don't know what ever did right to deserve you.
P.S. Glad that someone I love and adore is getting my shoes, bags and oh my jewellery!❤️