Dear Me

How have you been doing? I hope you are doing well. I have been seeing kicking a** lately. Life has not been easy at all but I am so so amazed at how you have kept so positive, no wonder you have lived life to the fullest. I bless God that you have grown so deep in faith because that is keeping you sane and I am positive that it is the sole reason you are living the way you are.

Life is not a straight line you know, it has humps and bumps, deep valleys and dark allays too but it has mountain tops as well that have a magnificent view. I am sure you have tasted it all, right? If you are sometimes happy and sad other times, be glad because that is life and how it was designed to be lived. I guess it would be boring if it were any different.

We have been together for more than 20 years now and getting stronger. I have seen you grow from messy to bossy. If I have not told you enough that I am proud of you, I will say it again. I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU GIRL. I have seen you live life to the fullest, at your worst and at your best, you have tasted rich and you have tested broke too, you have been betrayed but managed to pick yourself up. Very many times I have left you to figure it out because I believe in you a lot. The challenges you have gone through and those you are going to face in the future have certainly and will bring you pain but I assure you, these will not break you. Don’t let anyone lure you into thinking that you are a failure, no, not at all. You are bigger than this. These are just ‘wind breakers’ in your path to help you recognise the little things that perhaps you were taking for granted; but not only that, these are meant to be a blessing too and a point of encouragement to someone out there tomorrow in that same spot.

Please forgive me for the times I have not been of great motivation and for a moment let you sink in your sorrow, allowed you to hang your head low, entertained ‘ney sayers‘ into your life and not given an open ear to what is troubling you. I promise to do better. I will intentionally put you first and turn on the rays of positivity at all times to radiate your skin. Get ready to glow, my girl.

Have noticed how you have changed over the recent years? You now appreciate work and do all you can to bring the very best of to the table, you multitask and are very attentive to the needs of others. You dream a lot more and in color; I love that you are also taking this writing thing so seriously. It goes without question that you are now embracing all kinds of opportunities that cross your path for as long as you see value in them. That is very impressive I should say. You are more alert to what goes on around you as well as being intentional about your relations with family and friends. I am amazed that you even get time for ministry, an opportunity to serve the Lord. Please never loose that my friend. If you keep on this path, I assure you that you will be unstoppable. My prayer is that you get more confident and that life gives you the best there is to offer for as long as you live.

I am writing this letter to you at a point when you are making some of the most important decisions of your life and I can only imagine what is going on in your mind each passing day. The days may be passing by so fast and I am more than certain that you have lots of people whispering all kinds of things in your ears, coupled with your own voices; please I beg of you not to be anxious. Do not dare look at the greener grass in the other compound, yours too is as green and maybe just needs a little more manure and patience to see it blossom. Do not ever compare yourself with anyone because you are the best version of yourself. You are doing great already.

So I hope that 2 or 3 years from now, you will come back to read this letter and will understand what I meant as you mark your life medals that you will keep collecting along the way. Be sure that I will be by your side to the very end cheering you on. I am praying for you every second of my life. I love you so so much and cannot wait to see what life hands you in the next future.

With Love

Lutgard Musiime Akiiki.

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