Thato Mngoma wrote this letter from the depths of her soul to her twin boys who were gone too soon.
You’ve entered my womb and made my life complete and whole. I never thought I’d be chosen for such an awesome task. It is a greater blessing that I could ever ask for. I can almost imagine you: beautiful, happy, bouncing, with flashing smiles so kind. Feeling you flutter inside me is a sensation unlike any other and wonder for the joy of this soon-to-be mother!
You create a glow within me I never knew I would see. It is true happiness that sets me on cloud nine, manifested deep inside of me. You’re both my babies, my children, my heart and my wonder. I pray we create a bond that no one can put asunder. You’re a designer’s original! A creation from the King! I can hardly wait for you to enter the world and see the joy you bring. Sweet babies of mine, you’re a magnificent gift from above and living proof of how your father and I have shared our love.
“Sweet babies of mine, you’re a magnificent gift from above and living proof of how your father and I have shared our love.”
I hope you have your father’s eyes so that you will go into the world able to look at all things with wisdom. I hope you inherit my ability to plan. With that, you will be able to face all things in life as the strong men you will become. I hope you receive from your father his selfless ways. For this, the Heavenly Father will bless you as He did him, all of your days.
I hope you learn spirit from me and let no one take it from you. Believe me, you will need it in life and many will try to break it. But with that spirit, you must be centred, as your father is. With that you will be cautious of any door you enter. I want you to have my curiosity. There’s nothing wrong with questioning but receive your father’s discernment, so you’ll know when to let go before getting hurt. Have my big heart; know what emotions are and how to be real. Share your father’s strength so you can handle what you feel. Share my sense of humour! Laugh a lot – it helps you get through life.
Share your father’s sense of duty and know how to be serious and handle strife. I’m emotional, so I tell you it’s okay to blabber once in a while like your own mom. But learn to develop what I also have – an excellent sense of calm. Most of all, the things I wish you are those that your father and I share. I wish we could teach you both to love, respect, have the strength of mind and to care. These are my feelings, wishes and hopes for you both. You made my heart and soul sing, my little kings!