It’s hard to believe it has almost been six months since I last saw you. Your mom gave me your address. How is London treating you? Congratulations on your position, you are doing well with yourself!
I have some good news to share myself. Paul proposed. I know it seems so fast but it feels right for the both of us. We are so in love. Girl you should see the size of that ring!
I will always be thankful to you for bringing him when you came to see me at the hospital. Paul told me recently that you asked him as a favor to keep going to see me because you were living. That was really sweet of you. I know we have not always been close but you have a special place in my heart now, don’t you forget it.
Can you believe everything that happened? It’s kind of hard for me, that was so unusual. And the accident? The doctor said I could have died, I was really close. He can’t figure out how I was able to recover so fast. Praise the Lord!
Paul was so nice. He was so patient during my recovery. We spoke a lot when I couldn’t walk. He came every day. I know it might be difficult for you because you dated him and I’m sorry it didn’t work out. I feel like I met my soulmate, we have so much in common. Do you know that he speaks three languages like me?
OK I won’t bore you with the details. We will get married in Abuja next year. We are not sure about the date yet but watch out for the invitation. It will be in the mail as soon as our mothers agree. It might take another few days! The theme color will be pink and of course you will be one of the bridesmaids. You know you can’t refuse.
I’m so excited. I have to go now, I have so much to do.
With Love always,
It’s been two months that you have been gone now and I have not heard from you. Just because you live the high life in London doesn’t mean you have to forget your best friend, does it? What happened to Skype and the promise you made to stay in touch? Pray tell, they don’t have working phones in your area? I have been trying to call you but it is always busy.
Even your mom is complaining. Then again, she does that either way, she hasn’t changed a bit, trust me. By the way, there is a letter from your grandma enclosed. I know it’s weird. Your mom said she found it when she was going through your father’s things. Since I was sending you a care package, she gave it to me.
You grandma probably gave it to your dad before she passed and he never got a chance to give it to you. I miss them both. God bless their souls.
Anyhow, I wanted to let you know that one of my stories got accepted for publication! I’m so happy! I wish you were here to share this with me. I miss you Chichi. I miss the times we used to spend together. I have to come to visit soon.
Something else I meant to tell you. I met somebody, he’s a painter. You will love him, he’s such a nice guy and he’s gorgeous! I can’t wait for the two of you to meet.
I’ll call you soon and we’ll chat about all this. Right now I need to run to the post office.
Love you to pieces.
“My Dear Sweet Child,
I am about to meet our Lord Savior and I want to tell you about a dream I had before I do.
When I was a little girl, my mother took me to see this very old lady. She was one of the people who are a link between us and the invisible. She had visions and dreams and could foresee the future.
When she looked at me, she said, “Child, you will find something beautiful and glowing in your life. Do not pick it up or touch it for it is evil. It is to test you and may not be destroyed. If you take it, it will bring you what you secretly desire but in return it will harm those around you who are in the way of those desires. Also your daughter or the daughter of your son if you don’t have a daughter will be tested the same way.”
I was so young I didn’t understand what she was saying. I thought she was crazy. When I was about twenty years old, I found a blue pebble once on my way to the market and I picked it up. It was so beautiful and soft. I kept it for years until one day it was gone.
I had forgotten everything about it until two days ago when I had a dream about my meeting with the old woman. Then all my good luck and the bad luck of the ones surrounding me came back to me and I finally understood what I did. My neighbor drowned, my coworker killed herself. Everything that had seemed so random was all my fault.
Child,I have been praying day and night for God to forgive me and my actions and for him to protect you.
I love you so much. Do not pick up anything you find, my sweet child. I want you to be safe. Forgive an old woman for I didn’t know what I was doing when I did it.
We often are tested in life and some us fail the test. You will not with the grace of God. I will give this letter to your daddy to give to you. Keep it always as a reminder of your fate and my love for you.
Your Grandma who loves you dearly.”