My dear Child,
How are you doing today? I’m sorry you haven’t been born yet, a lot of people are eager to meet you, dad and I are working on that, just get ready to explain to your friends how your two uncles are a few years older than you, I look forward to seeing your big eye-balls you’ll probably get from daddy, your beautiful smile you’ll get from me but above all the gifts God’ll send with you as you come to this world. But my Child I’m worried, today the 27th of May is celebrated as Children’s day but down here we are all sad, I’m pretty sure it’s not news in heaven that over 200 girls were abducted from school over a month ago and they haven’t been released yet.
Your mum had fun as a child, I remember series of match-pass practise I had to go through in primary school and even when I was in secondary school I led my school. It was always a delight to go to the stadium especially the day I took the salute before the Governor and other government dignitaries. I remember your grandma taking me, your aunts Muna and Oge to FSP Park recreational centre on one of those celebrations and we had a boat ride.
All these fun memories are almost going extinct cos’ of a set of evil people released to terrorise the nation. Children going to school have become endangered species, a great author Chinua Achebe wrote a book and titled it ‘There was a country’, with each passing day I try to shut out the voice saying this may become the story of Nigeria if nothing is done to salvage this problem.
My dear Child it’s not my desire to scare you from coming into the world, on the contrary I can’t wait to have you in my arms. I’m a firm believer that this too shall pass. The enemy intended this for evil but God will definitely turn it around for good, while you are still in heaven please keep on interceding for your country, the #Chibokgirls, our military and our leaders. We’ve never needed God’s intervention more than now, I watched on TV how bombs were detonated and it looked alien but right now bombs are going off like bangers, it brings back my childhood memory of the Christmas holiday when it was cool to throw fireworks known as banger, we are losing many people and it’s sad we are getting used to death, your mum is becoming paranoid whenever she passes any bus park or sees a car parked on the road. Our country is at the threshold of a revolution and I don’t know what the outcome will be but I choose to believe it’ll be a better place and conducive for you to live in.
HAPPY CHILDREN’S DAY TO YOU AND EVERY OTHER CHILD IN THE WORLD.
Loads of Love