LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER by Sovika Thapa
When I look at you, my sweet daughter
Into your deep set, raven black eyes
I see sweet innocence with a twinkle of mischief
You laugh freely, without knowledge of, the hope and
the love that I have felt for you.
For a mother’s heart runs deep
Our story began when you were implanted in my womb.
I remember each of your milestones
The first taste of the foods you would come to enjoy
The rolling over, the crawling, the walking and speaking
And I know there is a future filled with so many more milestones that you have yet to achieve.
To see you accomplishing more than I could in my lifetime, to see you happy and healthy as you
do those things.
These are my hopes
When I felt your heart beating against mine as you lay on my chest.
Just as you felt mine beating while you were inside me
The joy I experienced when I felt a gentle kick here and there as a reminder of your presence
inside of me
Equal to the joy I feel when I wake up each morning to your smile, your voice, a reminder of
how grateful I am
This is my love for you
So remember our bond runs so deep that my constant scolding comes from my purpose and
calling in life: to be your mother
For I only learned to pray to your Maker when I met you and to help you on this journey of life,
to help you achieve your own purpose.
For the seed in my womb has a long ways to go until it blossoms to the beautiful flower she was
meant to be
“For it is He who created your inmost being; He who knit you together in my womb.”