For that matter, motherhood and being a parent is such a humbling and fulfilling experience. I had my daughter in my early twenties, and while she came as a surprise, I quickly made light of my new reality and slowly eased into my role as a mother. After all, she was on her way whether I was ready to be a mom or not.
My daughter Aliyah is dear to me, and I love her. She has always been pleasant, intelligent, and friendly as a child. She was a great joy and would put a smile on everyone who came in contact with her. Today, she is grown, a senior, and in a few weeks, she will be a high school graduate. But, interestingly, her personality has not changed much, and I love how easy she takes life and is not in a hurry to take on adult matters that do not concern her.
Apart from a few lazy moments related to chores, she has made parenthood a walk in the park for me, and I am thankful to God for her.
Where did the time go? My baby is now a young woman, and I am by no means ready to see my little girl become an adult. Heaven’s know that I want to bask a bit longer in the beauty and purity of her being a child. But growing up is inevitable, and there is nothing that I can do about that. However, knowing what she may have to face in this unpredictable world scares me sometimes, especially since I can no longer hold her under my wings or protect her from certain places, people, and things that will cross her pathway. She will have to apply the skills we have taught her over the years to navigate this world and make the best decisions.
This moment in our lives is equally joyful and painful at the same. However, the best feeling for me is seeing my daughter prosper and blossom into a beautiful, intelligent, and confident young woman. Slowly, I am learning to loosen my grip and release her into the Lord’s care, and I pray that she will achieve all that she desires for her life.
She looked stunning for her prom, and I was elated that she had the best time. Here is a short clip of her.
Graduation will follow, and I will share that here.