Every week I promised myself that i would write a letter to someone who has impacted my life. This week, my thoughts go to my oldest niece, zeriuah.

Dearest Riuah-

My beautiful Monkey. I remember walking into the house and your mom told me she was going to have a baby. Do you know how happy I was?! I dont think you realize how excited I was… I started to cry! I cried because I knew my life would forever change- because something amazing was coming my way. Nine months later, you came, and from then on, I knew that this special girl, would always have a place in my heart. Mamas, you are growing up so fast! I just remember yesterday when you were crawling! Aunty is going to give you three pieces of advice okay? I hope that you hold true to this, and you see auntys point of view.

  • Remember your worth: I cannot imagine growing up in your generation. With all the technology booming every day, its hard to catch up. There is literally an app for EVERYTHING. (I wonder if they have an app to shed my weight 😉 just kidding) With so much beauty in this world, there is also the part of the world that is dark. People will try to make you feel inadequate, or beneath them, but I want you to remember…Remember your worth. You are worth so much more than any boy or girl will ever say. Remember, Your Value doesnt decrease based on someones inability to see your worth. You are a shining star, more precious to not only me, but to our Heavenly Father. So when you are feeling down, or when you feel like you are not worth something, I want you to put your crown on, put your chin up, and conquer the world!


  • Choose your friends wisely: The funny thing about being in middle school is you get bombarded with new experiences: new people, new school, new teachers, new everything! Its an exciting time to find more about yourself, and what you can accomplish. Along the way of middle school, you meet new friends. I caution baby, choose them wisely- they are more of an influence than you think. And always remember to cherish those friendships. You already know Auntys best friends! They are all from middle school, and outside of highschool. I still remember becoming best friends with them, and they still hold my respect and love til this day! Find friends who will lift you up, will give you encouragement, and that will be there for you for the good and especially the bad! Have fun with them, but be safe! Dont be wreckless- hold on to the friendships that matter, and for the ones that are toxic? Rid them. You dont need them.


  • Dont grow up too fast: I remember when I was 12, I would tell people I was 14; and when I was 14 I would tell people I was 16… because I thought that being older was cool (Ask me that now, now that Im turning 30! lol 😉 ) What Im trying to say baby is, enjoy your youth! Learn new things, explore who Zeriuah is! Dont rush being older, because the day will come where you look back and say “I wish I was young again!” Enjoy every moment you have as a young lady- you were born into this generation for a reason baby; enjoy it! Live Life, Love, and stay humble. Remember life is for learning. Dont rush in growing up. Being an adult is fun, dont get me wrong, but to be in my youth again, now those were some of the best days of my life! Build memories that will last forever.


I love you baby- Youre always going to be my first baby girl, and you know that. You know I love and cherish our bond, and I hope to grow more with you. Know that I miss you terribly- and I will always, always be here for you, no matter what. I will always have your back, I will always think of you as my monkey, my pepe, my princess ❤ I love you Ri



Aunty Inna.

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