A Letter to my Future Dreadlocked Child…
My dearest child,
There are no words to truly express how much I love you. In my mind, I can see you; you are the most beautiful person I’ve ever set eyes on. I cannot believe that you came from me, that I can be a part of something so beautiful.
You might wonder why and how mommy could write to you even before your existence. Even before I am sure who’ll be your daddy. Well, there’s this sweet man I am putting into consideration 🙂 I told your grand-daddy about him, well, I just hinted on him. I am really sorry your grand-daddy didn’t live to see you. He would have loved you to bits; he was a great man, your grandpa. I am hoping that one day; we’ll sit down and I will tell you about him…
Now, your grandma is another story; she’s been asking me about you for over 5 years now! She wants a grandchild. Every time she meets any of the girls from my school days that has a child, she tells them how I am taking my time!
In my defense, I need a good man, a very good man to be your father; a man with good morals, proper upbringing, a kind and generous man. He has to be humorous in nature. Good looks will be an added advantage but are also vital, as I said, you are really beautiful my child, it would take extremely good genes to have you.
There is so much I would like to tell you child, there are so many dreams I have for you… I also know that you have your own dreams; I think we’ll talk and come to some kind of compromise. I want to do everything in my power to give you everything I can. I don’t know what your daddy has in mind, but I am already thinking about starting to save for your college education; education is so expensive these days, I shudder at the thought of what it might be when you start school.
I’d like to tell you why you are wearing dreadlocks… hmmm, right now, as of this moment, I don’t have a proper answer but I am hoping that by the time your daddy and I actually get together, make the necessary plans to have you, I’ll have an answer. I plan on writing to you real soon. Maybe I’ll have more news on your prospective daddy 🙂
I love you to bits my beautiful child,
Your future dreadlocked loving mom