Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Letter To 12 Year Old Lynn

April 28, 2010
                                      
Dear Lynn,

At twelve you have no idea what awaits you. That’s why I’m writing this to you, so you can be guided through the next  51 years of your life. You’re going to have lots of bumps along the road so hold on tight and keep on walking. The road is long and winding but the end is worth it.

Hang onto your faith and beliefs, they will get you through the next 51 years.  Be proud of yourself and always stand tall, always believe in yourself. Try to remember that not all people in the universe look the same but they are the same within their souls. God made us all and he made our outside different for a purpose. How boring this world would be if we all looked alike. Always respect others and try not to judge too harshly or not at all.

Unfortunately, we are all human beings with many faults so you will make some unfortunate choices in your life. But know that sometimes the bad makes us appreciate the good. I would tell you of some of those bad choices, but then you would not “learn” the lessons you learned so well.

I would like to tell you to stay away from that first man you married, but if you were to do that, you would never have the first 3 children. And they were your very reason for existing for such a long time. And, of course, those three children had 4 of your fabulous grandchildren, who make the world make sense. But I will tell you to take care of yourself and know that you can not change anyone, only yourself. Others will tell you what you should do, but you have to make the choice yourself. Maybe you could just make it a little sooner!

In life, there are people you meet that influence you as a person. Stay close to those that are good influences. You are sometimes known by your surroundings. I think, all in all, when it comes down to it, you’ve done pretty well, considering. Get ready for deep loves and tremendous heartbreak. I do wish you could see your life from where I am, but that is impossible. That’s why I’m writing this letter.

You can change history by changing your choices, but if that happens you lose a lot of what makes you who you are. So, I’ll not tell you to do things differently. I’ll just tell you to be a strong, faithful, considerate, truthful woman. Do not waver when others do, stay on the path, do not let go of your dreams. And remember my favorite quote - “If you believe it, you can achieve it“.
PS - LAUGH A LOT!!

Please visit Pink Moss and participate in her project - "In My Daughter's Eyes". Write your 12 year old self a letter - it will free your spirit I guarantee!

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