For Linda Nokuhle–
You are enough.
I have watched you grow from being a pretty bundle of joy to a warrior who craves excellence. In my heart, I have treasured how much you achieve and still how much you push yourself harder to get more. Enjoy the glory of having done your best without the weight of becoming number one. You are perfect, complete and magnificent with or without the academic frills.
I have watched you battle to accept yourself in a world that values light skin and straight hair and how much you want to marry a man who will give you children that look nothing like you. You are the most beautiful girl I have ever seen and have the purest , freshest look, prettier than the dawn of sunrise in the morning. It’s when you know the treasure in yourself and celebrate it that you can enjoy and celebrate others. In all your struggles and many achievements, I love you so much and pray that you know it too because the mighty leader will be, should be. led by love.