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Dear Unborn Children,

Like you have now known, today is another children's day. So I am wishing you a happy celebration. Life has been good and progressive. I don't really have much to write to you today because I didn't fulfil my promise to you. This is how dads down here behave sometimes. Don't expect me to be like your Dad up there. You can see small "d" in my dad and big "D" in His Dad. Man can fail but God will never fail. I will try not to be like dads down here by striving to fulfil promises made to you. It's good that you are not here yet. Don't ask me about your mum. I don't have answers to that. Don't write back with questions.
Daddy is going through some inner stuff and all shall be well. I told you in my last letter that things are not easy down here but that we strive by the Grace of our heavenly Dad. I want to increase my demand on you so that you will collect them first hand from God before you come down here. I hope you don't want your journey down here to be tough.

I wish you are here to celebrate with other children but it's not your time yet. When did your mum write you last? I hope she is ok and still full of smiles. I promise that your mum will not be a sadist. She will not call you ugly names after ugly names. You need to hear the kind of names that mums call their children down here. Names like "useless girl, stupid boy, isi ukwu, onye ara, good-for-nothing, etc"! Some Mums even curse their children with Pidgin English. If they use good English, at least it will be better than "yeye pikin, e-no-go-better for you, etc. I promise that your mum will not be like this. Some dads are even worse than the mums. They don't even have time for their children. Today children's day is like any other day. Their dads won't even remember their child's birthday not to talk of children's day. You see? I am trying even when you are not here yet. I would have wished you happy birthdays but I don't know that one. You can ask God for your birthdays and then you tell me because this harassment is too much. Even Joshua Oko that just married two months back is giving me heat. I am not free to go to gatherings anymore because I must be harassed with "when will you marry". I don't think they are harassing your mum like this ooo! She will be somewhere enjoying herself and feeling cool and everyone is blaming me for not bringing her into my home. Don't worry, I am still a young man and your time to come will soon come.

Nigeria is getting better and worse. I didn't tell you last time that the North is in crisis. Hmmm. It's been hell there and your Christian brothers have been through persecutions and trying times. The political tension in this country is high. Some states right now are in a state of emergency. But in all these things, God is giving us a breadth of fresh air. People are enjoying down here in the midst of all these tensions. If you see the houses at Maitama and the environment, you will hate me if I take you to Rumuigbo. So tell Baba God that you want to grow up in Maitama. Now, let me explain why; if you grow up in Rumuigbo your life will not be the same as if you grow up in Maitama because the kind of children you find in these two places are different. Their thinking and reasoning are different. Their mindset and expectations are different. They can sleep better and dream better. I don't want you to come here and be dreaming of a better home. I want you to come here and be dreaming of a better nation because your home would have been the best. Don't say i didn't tell you ooo! You need to choose between Maitama and Rumuigbo. Place demands on God because you are nearer to Him. Tell God to multiply your dad now and give him the power to make wealth. You need the money here oooo!

Grace don't forget to take care of Israel. You he likes attention. Have you seen your other two siblings? I don't know their names. Just make sure they are close by. Tell Precious, Smart and Smith that their dad Victor Ugwumba is confused. Tell them that so many beautiful ladies are claiming to be their mum. Tell them that their dad wants them to confirm their mum from God. Israel, Belinda Onyi Okechukwu's daughter is there with you. Make her your friend now. Her mum is a pretty wonderful person. She will like you to meet with her daughter in Harvard. You will even meet Chris Madu's son with his Afro hair in the university. You will have a lot of fun with him and his gospel raps. Steve Utolor's son is already a big boy, IG's Mandypearl now have a younger brother Ben, Dr Kana has a beautiful daughter. Don't eye her, she is your senior. Theresa George, Providence Nwaneri, Ijeoma Johnson, even my Little Home-girl has given birth to a boy and so many of my friends who I couldn't mention here are with children now. Please wish them all a happy children's day and tell God to take care of them.

I will be expecting you soon because your mum is nearer than last year. Don't forget the things you will get from God.Hope to see you soon. My regards to your grand dad. I need to go out for work now. Enjoy your Children's day celebration and my regards to your mum.

Yours love,
Your earthly father
Ota Uma Uma Benjamin.


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