to my daughter on her 1st birthday

This past year has been such a rollecoaster and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Your laugh is the most beautiful sound in the world and I want to hear it all day every day.

When I come back from work, the first thing I need to do is take off my makeup and my wig so that you can explore (read scratch, eat, slap) my face and bite on my hair with no abandon.

I love how your face lights up when you see me in the morning and when I come back from work. Seeing you so happy to see melts my heart.

Your determination is unmatched, when you want to do something I can usually see if from your laser focus, followed by a leap into that direction. You don’t let the fact that you have short arms and legs stop you from getting anywhere.

Gqom’ is your favourite music genre – whenever you hear a gqom song you lose your mind and dance very off-beat throwing in a random vosho in your routine.

You love food and will eat anything that is offered to you or anything that you pick off the ground. When we’re together the words that come out my mouth most often are: “Please don’t eat that”

You are sooo excited to wake up each morning, you wake up with the hugest smile on your face, ready to take on the day. You have managed to rub off some of that morning enthusiasm on me 🙂

I could fill a book with all the wonderful memories of your first year of life but for now let me say: thank you for coming into this world through me my little bunny, I am so happy and grateful to be your mom!

You are a treasure, Nompilo Langelihle.


*I don’t usually blog about my the motherhood part of my life, but I wanted to share this tribute to her with you guys.

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  • Reply Vicky Mak

    This is so beautiful . Can’t believe it’s a year already. Just the other day you were introducing her to us in one of your videos.

    March 8, 2018 at 08:42
    • Reply Lungi

      Thank you, Vicky. Time has indeed flown by

      March 10, 2018 at 22:10
  • Reply Simpz

    The year has really flown past hey, seems just like yesterday when we met the Princess. may she grow with that enthusiasm. I can’t wait to see her now that we can have a bit of a convo *dancing* GOD SPEED Nompilo

    March 8, 2018 at 09:53
    • Reply Lungi

      Thank you, sisto! We will see you soon so you guys can chat away

      March 10, 2018 at 22:11
  • Reply Diapeng

    Aww, that’s so sweet! Happy birthday Nompilo! The joys of motherhood. Nothing can really prepare you for motherhood. What a beautiful, gratifying, inriching and tough experience it is. Lol,enter the naughty phase – when they start to explore and master the ‘Art of Manipulation’!

    March 8, 2018 at 10:16
    • Reply Lungi

      You’re so right, nothing can prepare one for such, it is such a crazy ride. I really can’t imagine her being more naughty than she is now! I am not ready.

      March 10, 2018 at 22:16
  • Reply Lebo

    This is so beautiful ❤️ I’m even tearing up. Happy birthday Mpilo we love you so much!! And friendo you are an amazing mother I’m so proud of you so we celebrate you too today ❤️

    March 8, 2018 at 10:43
    • Reply Lungi

      Thank you for adding me in the mix as well friendo 🙂

      March 10, 2018 at 22:17
  • Reply Sheerdee

    Such a beautiful letter to your gorgeous baby girl. Congratulations mommy on this milestone. Xo

    March 8, 2018 at 14:21
    • Reply Lungi

      Thank you, D <3

      March 10, 2018 at 22:17
  • Reply Keneilwe

    Hey Lungi you are such an inspiration to me. I am a first time blogger and I went through you Blog and I love it so much and I got so much tips on how to go about handling my blog. You and your daughter look beautiful.

    March 8, 2018 at 23:09
    • Reply Lungi

      Thank you so much for the kind words Keneilwe. All the best for your blog!

      March 10, 2018 at 22:19
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