Gospel singer Ruth Matete penned a moving message to her newborn daughter as she marked her first wedding anniversary but without her husband Beloved John Apewajoye who died this year.
The Tusker Project Fame 5 winner welcomed her bundle of joy in October, seven months after the tragic death of her husband.
In a lengthy Instagram post, in which she also attached a photo of her daughter, Reyna Toluwa's feet, Matete prayed that her daughter would grow up to serve the Lord.
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"Reyna Toluwa my princess. My love. Am not a poet, but the words I write here, are from my heart. I pray for you on this special day. That you will grow to serve the Lord. You will spread the good news of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ," Matete wrote.
She also declared that Reyna's feet will carry the good news.
"As the Bible says; 'And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?' As it is written: 'How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!' I declare today, that your feet are beautiful. Not just because they look like your father's, but also because they will bring good news as the word of God declares," she added.
Matete remembered the vows she made on her wedding day, 'till death do us part' but she emotionally noted that death took her beloved husband earlier than expected.
"A day like this a year ago, your late father and I walked down the isle. Yes, we didPromised to be together till death do us part. But death came earlier than we expected. I miss him so much. But am blessed to have you as a gift that he left me with. I don't even understand how I've come this far. It can only be God," she posted.
Even though it was one of those difficulty days in her life, Matete promised her daughter she would be fine eventually.
"Today may not be such an easy day for mummy. But I promise you, I'll be fine. I have seen God to be the father to the fatherless and husband to the widow as He has promised in His word. Today won't be an exception. I know He will help us even today," Matete said in the post.
She ended her emotional message by asking for monetary support as she could not yet manage to resume work after a troublesome pregnancy.
"Friends, our till number remains the same, incase you wish to support us.5495849. Whatever you can, will go a mighty long way as am still not able to work. God bless you friends and please keep us in your prayers," she added.