Dear Girl Child
I hope this piece meet you when your heart is at peace to read with the serenity of understanding that captivate your soul, your thought, and all that relegate your self-image, this piece is like an admonition coming down like a revelation from a heart of a lady who understand the tribulations of being a girl child.
You see being a girl child and becoming a woman someday, is like the moon in the sky when it becomes dark, for even the old and the blind utter their eulogy at the beautiful presence of the moon, literally as a girl child you are adorn with blessing just with your presence, because when you are around, the world feels you and cherish your bliss, just like the whiff of the breeze.
As a girl child growing up with dreams and aspiration to be like that woman on television, that legendary woman that have passed on but with achievement still glaring for the younger generations to see and learn from, that beautiful woman whose eyes met your gaze all the time you suckle from her,that beautiful woman you want to mold yourself to be, then you will have to work assiduously, till your foot print speak for you like an old palm wine tapper who amongst other palm wine tappers in the village, his wine is the most sought after.
As a girl child, your dreams and aspiration will not come down to meet you like the rain comes down to the earth without asking, you will have to be focus and work for what you want, regardless of how little that dream is, if you want to be great and everything should fall at your feet because you are a girl child, then you will have to give everything from you that makes you a girl child to the hands of those who will offer you that greatness on a platter of gold.
As a girl child I want you to remember that decency is not a garment you wear for societal appraisal, decency is a journey you have to embark on for yourself and personality, respect is not what you give because you are a woman but what you show because you are human, as a girl child you should understand you have to live right not because the society say so, but because you have the Most High who do not speak when you err but watches you, that alone should be enough trigger to motivate you to be righteous.
As a girl child, your voice should not just be loud to talk about decentralization of opportunities among the boy and the girl child, but to show exemplary attitude on the fact that the girl child should love and make way for her fellow girl child, in a way that when she grow to become a woman, she do not end up being the problem of another woman, her presence do not pose threat to another woman but rather confidence, in fact be filled with the mindset that as a woman,you should not be the reason another woman loses her home or sanity.
As a girl child, I hope this piece comes to you as a reminder that you don’t have to compare yourself with the boy child to prove your worth,or to follow the society dictate of what and who to become, focus on yourself, be competent in what you do, the outmost comparison is with yourself and all that you have set to achieve and wish to become.
Lastly dear girl child, when you grow old to become a wife,don’t succumb to pain,brutality and violence just to maintain the status of a house wife,for you deserve love,peace and everything within the environment of comfort.