That's how I love to call you right? I am writing you this public letter because I want it as record and I hope it's read by many who get and stay inspired not to give up.
Happy day of the Girl, be proud of your femininity. Look at how far you too have come in your 17 years, and how connected you are to the world thanks to the power of technology. I got you a smart phone before you moved in with us here in the city because I wanted you to immediately feel empowered to not only connect with others, but to speak up and own your voice by telling your story.
I remember the day when as a volunteer for my organization Hope for the Abused and Battered, I got you to do a video for our YouTube Channel on Why Children also suffer from domestic violence. I saw you do the video over and over as you tried to contain your emotions because you did relate so much with what you were talking about. Yes my baby Soni, we have been through some rough patches in life but we are still here and you are going to do just so much because you have it better than I did at your age. The world is on your gadget and you are lucky no one is censoring your use of technology.
You are learning and learning pretty fast, and I see how bold and confident you are becoming. I smile at the day you gave that first power point presentation we both worked on inspite of your reluctance lol.
Be reminded baby girl of my own story, which I shared right here on World Pulse almost three sharp years ago (on October 15th 2018) and got an award for: https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/marie-abanga/posts/88941
I can't wait for you to be ready to join this incredible gathering of pulsers and changemakers the world over.
Dear baby girl and sister wherever you are, on this special day of yours, reflect on your own journey and do not loose your voice any longer because the world needs to hear your story.
You can can count on us for mentorship, you can be sure we will cheer you on as you soar and not let anything prevent you from rising up to the opportunities available for you in today's world.
I love you my baby girl and sister Soni, and that you know for sure. I am so proud of your results in school since you moved in with us, keep it up and know your dreams are valid.
Mama (as you fondly call me)