My Most Valuable Earthly Gift

My Dear Family,


You are the smallest group and yet the strongest one I have in my life. I wake up every morning grateful to God because you exist, because I also know that you are ready to exchange a greeting every morning because there’s always a response to every action and that assures me we’re all alive.


What a comforting thought it is to know that although this life is transient, I have people around me with whom I can enjoy and make life’s lessons a phenomenal experience. God made us unique and special, it is true and we know we’re all different, yet in the space we share, it is here where I feel safe.


I have learned here the true meaning of love, with you, the children… my parents, my siblings, and other family members. In this little nest I have learned to develop who I am and who I want to be. It’s the first place I’ve been able to discover and learn about unconditional love.


My family, a gift from heaven, I want to support you in everything I can humanly do. Count on me as a wife, as a mother, as a sister, as a daughter, as a granddaughter. I want to fulfil my purpose in this life and my commitment to God. I want to be a woman who can positively influence the life of each one of you, because you are the most valuable prize I have in life. No matter how many difficult situations we face, I know that together, holding the hand of God, our home will always be filled with love and understanding.


Today I ask God to give me strength and wisdom to be the woman you all need, to fulfil our mission to be a little heaven on this earth.

by Ligyi Johnson