The first that I want you to know is that you are stronger than you once thought you were. I want you to learn to love yourself early in your life. I want you to be friends with everyone and talk to each person you meet. I want you to find your worth in other things besides your grades. I want you to be kind. I want you to love your mother. I want you to not put your care in boys or your relationships you have with them. I want you to be intentional with everything and everyone you encounter.
Yes, baby girl, school is hard and you love your good grades. Nothing has changed in these ten years I can assure you. These grades and GPA averages should not define. As you will soon learn, you can go to college without straight A’s. Guess what? You can even have two years of college before you graduate high school. My wish is that you learn to not obsess over school. I want you to always value your education, but I wish you would have learned earlier to not stress yourself out.
As you will soon learn, friends are so important to have. Good friends are there for you and will hold you up. These people are going to be your everything. I want you to make more friends early on. In the same way, I want you to be friendlier to people. I wish for your kindness. I want you to learn how to get outside of your box and meet new people. I want you to be known as someone who can be a friend to everyone.
Honeys, boys will disappoint you. I’m going to repeat this so maybe you’ll remember, boys will disappoint you. I wish for you to not put so much effort into the relationships you have with each boy you will meet in the coming years. Focus on your friends. If the choice comes between your boyfriend and your friend, pick your friend. Your girlfriends are your backbone, your biggest supporters, the loves of your life. Remember this.
The last thing I hope for you to know is that you’re strong and everything is going to be okay. If you need help ask someone. Listen to other people’s stories that’s a way you will grow. Go to every concert, ballgame, party, friend night, and trip you can. Don’t grow up so fast baby girl because you are going to miss all of this.
With so much Love,
P.S. These years will fly by