Words Have Power
Writing has always been therapeutic for me. Writing has always been something I felt called to do, but I have always been too afraid to venture into it.
So why am I writing now?
I write because I have decided to stop letting the gifts God has given me go untapped.
I write because I don't see many people writing about things I can relate to as a Black, Nigerian-American, Christian woman navigating early adulthood, marriage, and parenting.
I write because I want to put out materials and ideas I would like to read for myself.
I write about the things the church does not talk about.
I write because of the things women in my life did not prepare me for.
I write because if I have a daughter, I would want her to know there is nothing wrong with her. Her dark skin is beautiful, and her black features and kinky hair make her a work of art. I would want her to know that God created her beautifully, just as she is.
I would want her to know that pregnancy and motherhood are equally beautiful and hard.
I would want her to know it's normal to go through hard seasons in marriage.
I would want her to know it's okay if friendships end; it is not the end of the world. Sometimes, people are only in your life for a season, and that is okay.
I want my son to know that Christianity is hard and it's okay to live in that. Being a Christian does not mean you have to act like everything is perfect.
It is okay for you to have low seasons because we are human. Even the great men in the Bible were far from perfect, and yet the Lord still used them.
I want my future generations to know that writing is my way of sharing my faith and my life with others.
I write because I love words and because words have power.
There's a quote by Anais Nin that states, "We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." Sometimes, written words are even more impactful and lasting than the words we speak.