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To My Future Son & Daughter,

 

May 25th, 2016

By the time you read this, the world will be a whole different place. The buildings will be taller, phones will be slimmer, blogging will have evolved and I won’t be struggling to access WIFI like I do right now. It will be a basic need.

Morals will be on the verge of extinction. They already are, (hence my reason for praying for you this early), and I will have probably gained a few pounds thanks to you guys.

I don’t know the number of years that will have passed from the time I write this, but I just want you to know how much mommy prayed for you. Before the thought of having you even existed.

From personal experience I know the importance of a good upbringing by parents. I’m also aware that parents can go only so far in shaping your life, but prayers, prayers go far and beyond.

So this is the prayer I wrote for you, it’s more of a letter, but a prayer nonetheless;

To My Darling Son,

I pray that you’ll grow into a fine, handsome young man. A man who is strong yet gentle, intelligent yet humble, ambitious yet kind.

I pray that as you reach your teenage years, when you feel you are mature and mom’s word is ancient, that the foundation your dad and I will have laid in your life as a kid will be strong enough. That you will remember our teachings, each time a friend suggests you tap that, puff some, or take a sip. I pray that you, my son, will be the type of man who stands by his principles and says no even if it’s considered ‘uncool’.

I pray that you will be a gentleman. Oh how I pray for that! And not just to pretty Lisa from around the corner, but to the old lady standing on the bus as you sit, to that pregnant mother juggling to hold her kid and a bag of groceries, to that man whether young or old who needs your help.

I don’t know if ‘team mafisi’ will still be in existence, though I’m pretty sure if it won’t, it will have graduated to something worse. I pray that you will be a man who treats women with respect. One who sees them as fellow human beings and not objects of pleasure. There is beauty in being exclusive my dear. In finding a beautiful flower and sharing your all with each other at the right time.  Don’t let your manhood be described by the number of girls you score. You are better than that.

More importantly, I hope that you’ll pursue your dreams, goals and vision with all that you have, regardless of whether I approve or not, because at the end of the day, it’s your life you are living, not mine. I hope you’ll always know how unique you are. How great you are.

 

To My Beautiful Daughter,

I’ll begin with this, because I know it will be one of the biggest battles you face in your life. Beauty! I have no doubt of how beautiful you will be, but I pray that your beauty will be like that of the woman in 1st Peter 3. A woman whose beauty surpasses that of the physical, that of braided hair, fine clothes and jewellery. A woman whose beauty stems from within, the unfading beauty of a quiet and gentle spirit, that is precious in God’s sight. That my dear, will draw attention without you working too hard.

I pray that you will know your worth, from your tender age. I pray that your identity will not be in your pretty face or the figure of your body, but in God and who he says you are.

I pray, actually I think I should  fast, that the word ‘sponsor’, let alone the person himself, will never cross your mind. My angel, beyond that pretty face lies a smart intelligent brain that has the power to achieve far and beyond what your body can. You don’t need to use your body to get anything. God has given you everything that pertains to life and godliness. Use that. (Plus you run the risk of putting your mother in jail because I’ll kill that man and ship you off to a desert )

Finally, believe in yourself. There are times when you will have insecurities. There are times you’ll meet people who will attempt to crush your hopes and dreams with their negative words. Don’t let that rob you of who you are. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Keep making a step towards your dreams every day.

Above all my children, I pray that you will find God, for yourselves. Your dad and I will give a head start, but it’s up to you to make that personal decision and cultivate your own unique and intimate relationship with Him. I really pray that you will for life is meaningless without Him.

Till then, I’ll spend my days praying for you in every way, as well as googling possible baby names (I already have a couple). -)

Can’t wait to meet you.

Love,

Mommy

 

 

Love & Blessings
177 Responses
  • Brendon Shumate
    October 2, 2017

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  • Zippy Shiku.
    November 25, 2016

    Amazing!

  • Zippy Shiku.
    November 25, 2016

    Amazing!

  • Zippy Shiku.
    November 25, 2016

    Amazing!

  • Adorned Woman Kenya
    October 4, 2016

    Thanks Radovan. -)

  • Adorned Woman Kenya
    October 4, 2016

    Thanks Radovan. -)

  • Adorned Woman Kenya
    October 4, 2016

    Thanks Radovan. -)

  • Radovan
    October 3, 2016

    Nice piece.

  • Radovan
    October 3, 2016

    Nice piece.

  • Radovan
    October 3, 2016

    Nice piece.

  • vaish963
    July 22, 2016

    great

  • vaish963
    July 22, 2016

    great

  • vaish963
    July 22, 2016

    great

  • Mwanza
    June 14, 2016

    That’s really awesome… #inspiring

  • Mwanza
    June 14, 2016

    That’s really awesome… #inspiring

  • Mwanza
    June 14, 2016

    That’s really awesome… #inspiring

  • joy
    June 14, 2016

    Amazing

  • joy
    June 14, 2016

    Amazing

  • manu
    June 14, 2016

    Great blog

  • manu
    June 14, 2016

    Great blog

  • bazleugene
    June 4, 2016

    Admirable. A sober prayer with the power to reach into the future…

    I also hope I will not be related to a murderer in future!!!

  • bazleugene
    June 4, 2016

    Admirable. A sober prayer with the power to reach into the future…

    I also hope I will not be related to a murderer in future!!!

  • Ken
    June 2, 2016

    I love your article
    So powerful yet simple to understand
    Just lovely

  • Ken
    June 2, 2016

    I love your article
    So powerful yet simple to understand
    Just lovely

  • shreddedinnocence
    June 2, 2016

    Don’t stop writing, Ivy. Even when the minions come or you feel you’re old. The wisdom in you needs to be sprinkled out here.

    Reblogged on shreddedinnocence.wordpress.com

    • Ivy Koome
      June 2, 2016

      Wow.- Thanks a lot dear. You have officially made my day . GOD BLESS

  • shreddedinnocence
    June 2, 2016

    Don’t stop writing, Ivy. Even when the minions come or you feel you’re old. The wisdom in you needs to be sprinkled out here.

    Reblogged on shreddedinnocence.wordpress.com

  • shreddedinnocence
    June 2, 2016

    Reblogged this on Shredded Innocence and commented:
    This is a piece that moved me. Every word seems to have been curved out of my own heart… Just said better. I hope my minions get to read this someday.

  • shreddedinnocence
    June 2, 2016

    Reblogged this on Shredded Innocence and commented:
    This is a piece that moved me. Every word seems to have been curved out of my own heart… Just said better. I hope my minions get to read this someday.

  • Isla Washiali
    June 2, 2016

    Aaaaaawww! This is too cute Ivy. Too cute 🙂

    • Ivy Koome
      June 2, 2016

      Thanks love. Yours are comingsoon too (wink)

  • Isla Washiali
    June 2, 2016

    Aaaaaawww! This is too cute Ivy. Too cute 🙂

    • Ivy Koome
      June 2, 2016

      Thanks love. Yours are comingsoon too (wink)

  • Isla Washiali
    June 2, 2016

    Aaaaaawww! This is too cute Ivy. Too cute 🙂

    • Ivy Koome
      June 2, 2016

      Thanks love. Yours are comingsoon too (wink)

  • Lilian Mukii
    June 2, 2016

    Such a beautiful piece… Like it…

  • Lilian Mukii
    June 2, 2016

    Such a beautiful piece… Like it…

  • Lilian Mukii
    June 2, 2016

    Such a beautiful piece… Like it…

  • Fridah Kaburi
    June 1, 2016

    Such a lovely piece of work.

  • Fridah Kaburi
    June 1, 2016

    Such a lovely piece of work.

  • Fridah Kaburi
    June 1, 2016

    Such a lovely piece of work.

  • juven
    May 31, 2016

    Great piece.word is bond…*nods head*

  • juven
    May 31, 2016

    Great piece.word is bond…*nods head*

  • Grace Koome
    May 30, 2016

    Thank you God for this prayer by Ivy!May you accomplish it for all my grandchildren according to the covenant I have with you(Isaiah59:21). God knows these children already according to Jeremiah 1:5.”Before I formed you in your mothers womb I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart as a Prophet to the nations”. Ivy keep up and may our Father in heaven, Almighty God support you dear in Jesus name. All glory to God our Father who is in Heaven. Mommy

  • Grace Koome
    May 30, 2016

    Thank you God for this prayer by Ivy!May you accomplish it for all my grandchildren according to the covenant I have with you(Isaiah59:21). God knows these children already according to Jeremiah 1:5.”Before I formed you in your mothers womb I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart as a Prophet to the nations”. Ivy keep up and may our Father in heaven, Almighty God support you dear in Jesus name. All glory to God our Father who is in Heaven. Mommy

  • chiqfleek
    May 30, 2016

    You will make a good African mum in future and lucky are your children Ivy

  • chiqfleek
    May 30, 2016

    You will make a good African mum in future and lucky are your children Ivy

  • Wow …powerful and strong prayer
    Amen

  • Wow …powerful and strong prayer
    Amen

  • lyniez
    May 30, 2016

    NYC work gal

  • lyniez
    May 30, 2016

    NYC work gal

  • lyniez
    May 30, 2016

    NYC work gal

  • nolynne
    May 30, 2016

    so nice Kananu, i love it

  • nolynne
    May 30, 2016

    so nice Kananu, i love it

  • nolynne
    May 30, 2016

    so nice Kananu, i love it

  • Dan Ayuko
    May 30, 2016

    We can always pray that Team Mafisi metamorphoses into something less scary. This is an awesome read.

  • Dan Ayuko
    May 30, 2016

    We can always pray that Team Mafisi metamorphoses into something less scary. This is an awesome read.

  • ogeyacy
    May 30, 2016

    inspiring

  • ogeyacy
    May 30, 2016

    inspiring

  • Deboss
    May 29, 2016

    wow, this is awesome, just left me speechless

  • Deboss
    May 29, 2016

    wow, this is awesome, just left me speechless

  • Deboss
    May 29, 2016

    wow, this is awesome, just left me speechless

  • tellstory
    May 29, 2016

    great piece

  • tellstory
    May 29, 2016

    great piece

  • tellstory
    May 29, 2016

    great piece

  • Gastive Carlson
    May 29, 2016

    Woow!Quite an inspiration. It’s awesome how you already be that wonderful Mum to your kids quite early,,,Cool Ivy..

  • Gastive Carlson
    May 29, 2016

    Woow!Quite an inspiration. It’s awesome how you already be that wonderful Mum to your kids quite early,,,Cool Ivy..

  • perps
    May 28, 2016

    Great piece of work ivy

  • perps
    May 28, 2016

    Great piece of work ivy

  • Faychirie
    May 28, 2016

    Beautiful article Ivy,inspiring. it’s a masterpiece.

  • Faychirie
    May 28, 2016

    Beautiful article Ivy,inspiring. it’s a masterpiece.

  • Faychirie
    May 28, 2016

    Beautiful piece Ivy, inspiring.it’s a masterpiece.

  • Faychirie
    May 28, 2016

    Beautiful piece Ivy, inspiring.it’s a masterpiece.

  • Faychirie
    May 28, 2016

    Beautiful piece Ivy, inspiring.it’s a masterpiece.

  • patience
    May 27, 2016

    Inspired by this article it’s an eye opener to all of us future mothers..thankyou

  • patience
    May 27, 2016

    Inspired by this article it’s an eye opener to all of us future mothers..thankyou

  • Mary
    May 27, 2016

    Beautiful piece Ivy. .God bless

  • Mary
    May 27, 2016

    Beautiful piece Ivy. .God bless

  • Keziah Wacuka
    May 27, 2016

    Beautiful!!!
    A pray for all mothers for their children.

  • Keziah Wacuka
    May 27, 2016

    Beautiful!!!
    A pray for all mothers for their children.

  • Keziah
    May 27, 2016

    Beautiful!!! A prayer for all current and future mothers to their children.

  • Keziah
    May 27, 2016

    Beautiful!!! A prayer for all current and future mothers to their children.

  • Soh Ojiambo
    May 26, 2016

    All I can say is wow! This is my best….

    I pray, actually I think I should fast , that the word ‘sponsor’ , let alone the person himself, will never cross your mind. My angel, beyond that pretty face lies a smart intelligent brain that has the power to achieve far and beyond what your body can. You don’t need to use your body to get anything. God has given you everything that pertains to life and godliness. Use that. (Plus you run the risk of putting your mother in jail because I’ll kill that man and ship you off to a desert J).

  • Soh Ojiambo
    May 26, 2016

    All I can say is wow! This is my best….

    I pray, actually I think I should fast , that the word ‘sponsor’ , let alone the person himself, will never cross your mind. My angel, beyond that pretty face lies a smart intelligent brain that has the power to achieve far and beyond what your body can. You don’t need to use your body to get anything. God has given you everything that pertains to life and godliness. Use that. (Plus you run the risk of putting your mother in jail because I’ll kill that man and ship you off to a desert J).

  • Peris
    May 26, 2016

    Niiice!

  • Peris
    May 26, 2016

    Niiice!

  • Simiyu Dennis
    May 26, 2016

    “You don’t need to use your body to get anything. God has given you everything that pertains to life and godliness. Use that.”
    This is a piece that even single person looking forward to being a parent out there should read..
    Great work Ivy, may you be used of The LORD to transform this generation.

  • Simiyu Dennis
    May 26, 2016

    “You don’t need to use your body to get anything. God has given you everything that pertains to life and godliness. Use that.”
    This is a piece that even single person looking forward to being a parent out there should read..
    Great work Ivy, may you be used of The LORD to transform this generation.

  • Caleb Mathuva
    May 26, 2016

    thus is amazing… Thankyou ivy for writing this.. more so allowing God to mould you to be a model for your future children. Truly, God has alrwady started taking you in that direction.. God bless you..

  • mwendwa
    May 26, 2016

    Amazing😃😃 I love it!!

  • belinda
    May 26, 2016

    Nice ivy I prayed it too. Habakkuk 2:2-3 put it in writing it will come to pass.

  • Alvin
    May 26, 2016

    really thoughtful piece.. they’ll be proud

  • Benta
    May 26, 2016

    I just stopped here to read this and I can say with confidence it is such a great article. God is already watching over them before they even come. I like it.

  • Bob Ayoti
    May 26, 2016

    Beautiful piece… “team mafisi and sponsors” will be history to them just the way world war 1 is to us…. Hehe.. Your sons and daughters are already blessed and lucky to have you as their future mom. Good Job dear.

  • TOP SPOT
    May 26, 2016

    prayers work..good thing God has no dustbin for them. Sure ul get what you pray for.
    Nicest piece

  • yegonemmanuel
    May 26, 2016

    Amen to that Ivy. The heavens have heard your prayer. Wish I be their dad… hehee

  • yegonemmanuel
    May 26, 2016

    Reblogged this on yegonemmanuel and commented:
    A letter to the future

  • that chic grasha
    May 26, 2016

    I love… such a beautiful piece…

  • Marvin Gakunyi
    May 26, 2016

    I had to stop my activities and read this!!! Your skills and sincerity in your pieces will go a long way in shaping the tomorrow generation.

  • Judy Kinya
    May 26, 2016

    The Way to go Ivy.your pieces inspire me alot. Barikiwe.????

    • Ivy Koome
      May 26, 2016

      Thanks cousin. Its humbling. All glory to God

  • olyve
    May 26, 2016

    This is the best en most unique post av had…. Well done pretty one the world should actually see this

  • Lazarus Nadebu
    May 26, 2016

    That is a wonderful prayer a mother (parent) can have to a son.
    How I wish is that God will instead answer these prayers on every growing son.
    Amen!

  • sungitdiaries
    May 26, 2016

    This is so beautiful! Can’t wait to meet them too 😊

  • Judah Ben-Hur
    May 26, 2016

    mommy…. I’m sorry that team mafisi will forever grow. but we do appreciate that men and women with dignity will always journey through these lands and try to make a difference; not only to themselves bit to others.

    • Ivy Koome
      May 26, 2016

      Hahahahaha…that’s true..
      Thanks dear

  • bwaynemike
    May 26, 2016

    ???? that’s lovely..
    Great mom in the making….

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